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

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

August ends....

It's time to report on the churn dashes I'm making for the Churn dash SAL.
The quilt I'm making has several different sized blocks and my personal goal was to get all the 6" blocks made by the end of August. These are the last of them, made over the past week —
The yellow isn't as insipid as it looks in the above photo —
I took a family photo —
And a fancy photo —
And then did a proper count up - I realised I was one short!!!
So one last, lonely 6" churn dash was made!
(39 x 6" blocks.)

Next I'll start on the 12" blocks - 11 are needed. I have made one already so hopefully they'll all be done by the end of the month. Chooky has a list (with links) on her side bar of those of us who are taking part, so take a look *here* if you want some churn dash inspiration ♥

I finished the stitchery I'd started in my last post. I'm happy with how it turned out but still haven't decided how I will use it. One thought is maybe a gardening journal cover, as a gift....?
And speaking of gardens, the daffodils at the cowshed have started flowering...they're very pretty. Most of our daffodils have finished flowering (we seem to have had 'spring bulbs' since May!) but these ones were only planted in May so are a bit later.
And I spoke previously about my concern that the Magnolia tree would lose its flowers in the nasty weather we were forecast 10 days or so ago. 
It was pretty windy but the blooms held on and we have had a wonderful show.
Not to mention a gorgeous fragrance which wafts around and catches you unawares as you're walking by!
The bees have been busy. Check out the pollen laden legs —
The leaves are growing now, a delightful splash of lime green.
I'm sure the calves are enjoying the Magnolia too - you can just see it here in the background while they are feeding!
Must away,
'til next time,
happy stitches,

20 comments:

Catsngrams said...

i really like the quilt. I need to try that one. I already have two on the go so maybe after they are done.

Lin said...

Well done on completing all your blocks - they do look splendid. This is going to be a great quilt. I love the stitchery and your magnolia looks magnificent! Lucky calves. xx

Jeanette said...

The blocks all look very lovely together. Cute stitchery & the magnolia is beautiful. Love the scent of magnolias.

Maria said...

All your 6” Dashes are lovely and I’m looking forward to seeing your whole quilt top soon…
Beautiful blooms at your place.
The sweet stitchery would be great on a gardening journal..

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

the churn dash blocks are fun to make aren't they. Love the Magnolia

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Lovely post. Wonderful Churn Dashes and I love that embroidered piece with the words so meaningful too. I was surprised to see the daffodil till I remembered you are into spring now as we move deeper into autumn. Our amazing world!!

Janice said...

Great progress there. Beautiful daffodils and magnolias. We will miss our daffodils this year, but will see the Western Australian wildflowers, so that will make up for it.

Annelein said...

You're good on track with the churn dash quilt.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I love magnolias and that tree is sure pretty with them--glad it is getting some leaves!
and it seem funny for us here in the USA to see a fresh daffodil this time of the year--it is sure pretty too--
great churn dash blocks--
hugs, di

Patty McDonald said...

I've never liked Magnolia trees but now you've changed my mind. Living in So. Ca. I've only seen the spindly ones that have a few white flowers. Never a lot of flowers just mostly ugly leaves and those horrible pods they drop. Your Magnolia is beautiful!! I like making and seeing the churn dash. Your layout is very nice with the one big block. I see another churn dash in my future.

loulee said...

Your churn dash blocks look great.
My daffs are only just getting started.
Lovely magnolia.

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Spring is definitely in the air at your place. Your blocks all look great. Well done!

Fiona said...

Fabulous churn dash blocks...
Hugz

kiwikid said...

Wonderful churn dash blocks Raewyn, lovely to see spring is coming to the farm, no daffodil flowers here either. I do have poppy seedlings coming up though, happy me!! The magnolia looks beautiful.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Wonderful churn dashes Raewyn.

Janet O. said...

Lovely scrappiness in your collection of churn dash blocks! I got a kick out of the "family photo" and "fancy photo".
That stitchery would make a lovely garden journal, although my garden journal always tended to get a bit of dirt on it, as I took it outside to look at my garden and record as I planted. I would hate to get dirt on such a pretty think. The journal you sent with the swap we did, where you did a wonderful applique cover, became a "gratitude journal" for me.
Love seeing your beautiful flowers (in the ground and on the tree), as ours will soon be waning.

Chookyblue...... said...

the blocks are looking great.....lucky you realised you were one short now not later......that would have been annoying.....its funny how some fabrics just don't look so good in a pic.....
the magnolias look great and so do the calves..........

Angie said...

Raewyn - fabulous magnolia blossoms - I wouldn't mind a whiff of that magnolia aroma!

Karen S said...

Your churn dash blocks are looking great together.
And that magnolia is stunning. I wish the blooms lasted longer as they are so beautiful.

Rose Marie said...

Looking forward to seeing your layout with the two different sizes of churn dash blocks. Beautiful magnolia!