My quilting thoughts and inspirations sprinkled with a glimpse of life down on the farm

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Sewing away....

It looks like I've had my pedal to the metal when I go through these photos but I haven't really. Most of these projects are ones I have been working on for a while that are slowly coming together.
After our frosty week last week, the temperatures warmed up a lot but that was because we were having massive amounts of rain instead. A lot of the country suffered some pretty bad flooding - we had much more rain than we needed but didn't suffer the flooding that we thought we might.
 So why am I mentioning the weather yet again? Well it was the perfect excuse to spend some time sewing this weekend. I thought I was going to be partying up large with Chooky in her Chookshed Birthday Party but by the time I got my machine threaded, her party was nearly over. Nice that we had a long weekend (NZ 'celebrated' the Queen's Birthday on Monday) so I could carry on with my own little sewing party then :-)
I had a little handwork to do and finished the sheep block of the Barnyard quilt I've been making for The Country Yard this year —
And inserted it in the gap I had in the quilt top. It's got a nice mix of fiddly and simple blocks and has been a fun make.
The weather's too dodgy to get a decent photo - the colours are a little washed out/off in this but you get the general idea of it.

I also finished the last couple of EPP stars I needed to make for border 5 of Evandale.
It feels like I've been working on this one forever but once I settle and focus on it, it sews up relatively quickly.
There's one more border to do...it's a real scrap buster; it's the same as border two with the small EPP diamonds.

After getting these two tops under my belt, I switched to my latest baby quilt.
When my back was turned, Timmie managed to totally upset my tidy and carefully counted pile of cutting —
But I did manage to salvage the pieces and got a little sewing done on the next blocks.
When Piglet gets a mouth, I'll show the top properly :-)

In April I worked on my Omigosh! quilt as part of a 'List of 12' UFO-busting some friends and I are doing. The number drawn out in May saw me working on my Life is Beautiful project. Hardly UFO busting, but I managed two more blocks this month —
(Again please excuse the washed out photos).
There are 32 stitcheries altogether, I've done 19 so far.
Whew, like I say, it seems like a lot, but I have been working on all of these for a while!
It's cooling off so I'm away to fill up the wheelbarrow with some more firewood.
Happy stitches,
 

16 comments:

Raewyn said...

Happy stitches :-)

Kim said...

Yes, you have a lot of beautiful quilts and stitcheries in the works. Your Country Yard is looking fabulous; love the sweet cow. Evandale is going to look lovely when finished and your baby quilt has me fascinated with all that piecing...it is very cool and very clever. Nothing like a little stitching (or knitting) when the weather is a wee bit chilly. Enjoy that cosy fire!

Anonymous said...

Hi Raewyn beautiful work my friend xx

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Wow you have had a lot of different projects going on. Love the stitcheries.

kiwikid said...

Lots of beautiful things happening in your sewing room Raewyn..good to see your helper is with you 😆😆

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Oh yes--lots of pretty projects have been worked on in your house, by the looks of the photos--I really like them all--so keep on stitching, gal!!
enjoy, di

Jenny said...

It's good to have a plan to get some of those UFOs worked on, and maybe finished too, if we are lucky!

Fiona said...

Oh its lovely to see all those gorgeous projects... Evandale is looking wonderful and I do love how your farmyard has come together ... fun doing different techniques.... I always loved Life is Beautiful and it's great to see yours coming out to play....

Hugz

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Some lovely work here! Re blogging comments- I'm curoius, did it help at all by posting the 1st comment yourself?

Julie said...

Some gorgeous projects coming along there Raewyn. Timmie did make me laugh - thats exactly what my cats do ... sit on craftwork & then have a wash!!

Wendy Caton Reed said...

My you have been busy! I love how your Evendale quilt is progressing. It is gorgeous!

Chookyblue...... said...

Lovely quilts your working on...... It's a great feeling when they are coming together ..... The end is in sight...... Glad to hear you had some rain ... . Not the flooding bit though .....

Leeanne said...

I was just in at TCY & saw your finished farm quilt.....it looks fabulous! Happy stitching with all the other projects.

Karen S said...

You have really been making the most of your sewing time.
Lovely work on both the quilt tops. So different but both are looking great.
Great progress on Piglet, too. Love the colour.
And even some hand stitching. Love those blocks as well.
I am pleased you did not have major problems with the rain.
Stay warm.

Maria said...

You are making progress on all your projects...
Pleased you could sort out Piglet are Timmie messed up the pieces.

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

I just love your barnyard quilt! Where did you get the pattern? xx