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Friday, May 11, 2018

Whimsical Woodland catch up and the odd finish

As I put the last few stitches into Block four of Whimsical Woodland the other night, I realised that I hadn't shared about it on my blog for a while... not since I'd finished the first block actually...whoops!
Whimsical Woodland is the current mystery stitchery being run by The Country Yard (where I work). Each year we do a mystery stitchery project and this time I decided to take part as a customer not a staffer.
Here are the first four blocks —

Yesterday morning before breakfast (and work), instead of catching up on my blog reading, I had the urge to do some piecing. We were to put 2" squares around the outside of the first three.
And here's block 4 —
Aren't they looking lovely? Cant wait to see what else is in store for us :-)
(The fabric range is Edyta Sitar's Crystal Farm).

I also have two finishes to share - more projects that have been sitting on my camera waiting for attention.
A Holly Cottage Christmas, a design by Michelle Ridgeway.  I took part in a stitchalong for this one which was a great motivator. I  loved making this, the combination of the applique and the stitchery made it an enjoyable project.
For the quilting I did fill in the applique blocks and crosshatched the squares.
And feathered the borders, treating both borders as one. It's hard to tell in the photo but there are two red borders in the photo below.
It was also to be a shop sample so as soon as it was finished I needed to get it in there and hung for display. So I didn't get a chance to roam the farm for a photo shoot session!

Back in February two friends and I went on retreat. We started a little project by Lisa of fig 'n' berry creations.
Here is the finished pouch —
We decided to change the outer fabric supplied in the kit as we found some lovely Liberty fabric while on retreat....it was a good excuse to buy this fabric which we usually avoid because of the price!
OK gotta go... I  can hear the MOML has finished milking so I'd better get organised for breakfast and off to work I go :-)
Happy stitches,
 

27 comments:

Jenny said...

Lovely finishes and cute little stitcheries, Raewyn. Haven't you been busy!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Oh what delightful projects you are working on or have finished--
way to go--
enjoy, di

loulee said...

Your stitcheries are lovely, it will be fun to see it all come together.
That pouch is cute.

Julie said...

That little woodland stitchery BOM is so cute Raewyn, love the fabrics that are kind of woodlandy too. Love your pouch - just beautiful.

Fiona said...

Your woodland pictures are ever so sweet - a lovely mystery quilt and I love the little blocks around the blocks....
Your Holly Cottage is just lovely .... and I would love to see it hanging up in the shop - one day maybe.

Love the little pouch - I too have avoided buying liberty fabric cos of $ .... luckily there is lots of other lovely fabrics to play with...

Hugz

sunny said...

All such beautiful projects! Your quilting is fantastic. I'm finally getting better, but I have a long way to go..........

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Great finishes. Your stitcheries are always so pretty.

Fischtown Lady said...

Your stitcheryblocks are so pretty!!!! The quilting ist perfect! And your little bag, I love them!
Marita

kiwikid said...

The stitcheries are very pretty Raewyn,will be interesting to see the quilt completed. Your Holly cottage looks fantastic, the quilting is beautiful!! The little pouch is very cute too, lovely embroidery.

Char said...

Love the embroidery Raewyn and that pouch is just adorable!

Karen S said...

Your Woodland blocks are delightful. Such a sweet design. And they look even better when framed with fabric pieces.
What a wonderful finish on your quilt. beautiful quilting to make the design stand out. That is special.
And a great finish on the pouch. That is so sweet.
You have been busy!

Connie said...

Your projects just blow my mind . . I love these little woodland characters . . . so vintage and so much charm. Add that with a first class stitcher and it's magical . . . you rock, dear friend!
Happy Quilting!
Connie :)

Needled Mom said...

Your finishes are lovely and those umbrella stitcheries are super cute. Your embroidery is so perfect and pretty.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Your stitching is so fun!

Lin said...

Two lovely finishes Raewyn and I am liking very much your new blocks. xx

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Very pretty finishes! And your embroidery is delightful!

Janet O. said...

Very cute stitched blocks. They look so fun with the little blocks bordering them.
Love your finished quilt. Great job on the quilting. I am anxious to get back to some machine quilting, now that I have been cleared by my doctor this morning to do so! WooHoo!! :)
Oh, that is a sweet little bag. What a great design. Adorable!

Kim said...

My goodness you finish a lot of quilts. Both of these are lovely...well done! Those woodland blocks are filled with whimsy and delight; such pretty stitching. The little bag is sweet. Love the hint of hexagons on the back.

Leeanne said...

The new mystery stitchery is very cute, foxes and the like are all the rage at the mo. Your xmas quilt is beautiful, you will be pleased the day it comes home, perhaps for this Xmas? sweet little pouch.....I have an itch to make some pouches.

Suz J said...

Whimsical woodland is such a fun wee stitchery project - and I'm sure will have a terrific layout. Can't wait to see what's next and how it all comes together.

Ellie Merk said...

Your quilt is stunning, a great finish. Wish I lived nearer so I could visit the shop. The little pouch is beautiful, love all your stitching. Have a good weekend :)

Deb said...

Hi Raewyn, loving your Holly Christmas, its gorgeous and your mystery quilt is coming along beautifully. The wee pouch you made on retreat is just gorgeous.I love the change of fabric, that liberty is so pretty.
I never hear of any retreats down here anymore and I must admit to missing them.
Have a great week

Michelle Ridgway said...

Love those sweet woodland critters Raewyn and thrilled to see your gorgeous version of Holly Cottage. Love your retreat project too.

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Oh,I love your Christmas quilt and the quilting, gorgeous!!!! I really need to work on mine!!! Love those cute woodland critters too! xx

Mystic Quilter said...

Block 4 with the hedgehog and toadstool is my all time favourite of the stitching! Beautiful machine quilting - do you use your domestic machine?

Clare said...

Is whimiscal woodland #4 next months one. I have finished stitching #3 so up to date with blocks I have. I am enjoying this lovely mystery. Happy Stitching.

desertskyquilts said...

Those woodland creatures are the cutest blocks! If I were there, I'd definitely be taking part. I don't suppose she'd be willing to mail a few patterns at a time, or put them on Craftsy to download? I'd definitely acquire those. I like the squares setting, too. It's the same setting for my long almost-finished Birdie Stitches. You KNOW I think your Holly Cottage is fabulous, and that cute little retreat project is grand, too. You have so much fun, you make me wish I lived there!