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

Friday, March 31, 2023

A finish!

I don't seem to have many these days so it's exciting to be sitting here announcing a QUILT finish!
Back in February I shared a wee peek of some blocks I was making and I haven't talked about them since. The blocks are from a Sampler Quilt by Pen + Paper Patterns.
The fabrics I used are from various Poppie Cotton ranges, and the sewing was for the New Year's Launch at The Country Yard (discussed *here*) .
The block numbers multiplied and by March I finally had a top; basting time —
Firstly I quilted in all the blocks —
Then I started on the background fill —
It was a silly idea to do such a busy fill, but once I'd started I had to keep going - unless I wanted to unpick it all!!
By the time the New Year's Launch came around I wasn't finished. However, I sewed a bit of binding on and tidied it up. It looked reasonably presentable - and I'd done enough for people to see - it was/is a Block of the Month for the shop.
However I brought it home and have now finished the quilting.
Serious shot —
Close - up —
Fun shot —
Orchard shot (with no chickens) —
Corner showing how I did the binding. I used a tutorial by Karen of Karen's Quilts, Crows and Cardinals. I love this technique/finish and have used it many times over the years. It is a nice way to machine sew on a binding.
And because I couldn't decide which orchard/over the gate shot to use, here's another one!
'til next time,
happy stitches,


  1. I LOVE the quilt, especially the butterflies! Happy stitching!

  2. This is a beautiful quilt and you took some fun photos!

  3. Lovely quilt..worth all the work!

  4. Lots of work but such cute blocks and fun fabrics you chose--love the quilt!!
    Happy Spring--
    hugs, di

  5. What a lovely finish. Great photo shoot out on the farm.

  6. Fabulous quilt and the quilting is perfect for it..... wonderful finish....

  7. A really cute quilt. Fun and fresh--nice work. The quilting looks great, and I enjoyed the variety of photos around your place. I'll bet it feels so good to have it finished.

  8. Such a fun quilt and great to get it finished. I have some of those fabrics, and this week I had some girls here and one was doing that same binding! Now I have seen it twice in a week, does that mean I need to do it on one of my quilts??

  9. What a beauty! I’m sure lots of ladies will join in the BOM. Your quilting and the flange binding are the perfect finishing touches. Thanks for the link to the tutorial. I may try it one day.

  10. It looks lovely. That should be a fun BOM.
    Great to have a finish.

  11. Beautiful finish Raewyn, lovely colours and fabrics. xx

  12. Beautiful shots! This is a great quilt, lovely fabrics and colors, and beautiful blocks together. Your quilting is awesome!

    The flange binding by machine is demonstrated on Brenda's Conquering Mount Scrapmore YouTube channel, and I like it a lot. I don't like doing any binding, don't like machine binding the way it turned out before, but the flange does help and covers a multitude of sins, so to speak.

  13. That's a gorgeous finish. Hadn't seen that Pen and Paper design before, off to look it up

  14. That’s such a fun quilt. I’ll bet the sewalong was a big hit. Your color choices are so pretty together and your quilting looks beautiful.

  15. Hi Raewyn, what a lovely quilt...and that quilting! I hope you had fun FMQ, even if you had to hurry along. Thanks so much for linking up to Free Motion Mavericks. I love all of those pictures :-) Take care.

  16. Wow! A beautiful finish Raewyn....worth the wait xx

  17. Love your orchard shots of your beautiful quilt, well done on the finish.

  18. A fabulous finish… all the blocks are lovely but the butterflies 🦋 are my favourite.
    Beautiful quilting and the flange binding looks great.

  19. It is spring in the northern hemisphere so your quilt is timed perfectly. Love all the fun blocks. The snail is so cute. Congratulations on a beautiful finish and a successful photoshoot. When I finish a quilt, I pick a park with a lake or go to the banks of the Potomac river, and sometimes to a botanical garden with paid entry for a photoshoot. So I am slightly jealous that you have so many fun places to shoot right in your backyard. The chickens make everything fun :-)

  20. Lovely quilt ... It looks great and I like the out door photos........

  21. Wow this is a real beauty Raewyn! That quilting—! I had to enlarge some of the pics so I could drool/gaze at the motifs more closely! I love the last shot, but the one with the chickens is terrific too. Are you going to keep this one?


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