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

Friday, May 5, 2017

A new goal and a little progress...

I had a lovely peaceful day in The Palace yesterday and managed to tick a few things off my list. One of the things to-do was to hunt down a long forgotten project for this month's One Monthly Goal. Last month's goal still needs the binding but I did sort that yesterday and I'm so excited about finishing it that I know it will be done soon :-)
{I don't know about you, but when I go for a hunt in my sewing room, it's a lovely rummage through cupboards and boxes - it can take some time as I get lost in all my dreams!}

A few years back I led a 3-D cushion class...the sample was finished but I started on another one to demonstrate the blocks and techniques during the class.
I brought it home and worked on it a little, then stowed it away.
Now it's time for it to see some daylight!
Here is the centre
Some 3-D flying geese for the border
Have to find the pattern - cant remember if I need more of these bow-ties or not.
And definitely need more of the pinwheels.
Luckily the fabrics were all stored with these blocks, plus a small bag of bits - hopefully it won't take me long to work out where I am at with it and get a finish. This year seems to be turning into the year of the cushion for me!

Proof that I'm also making a little more progress on last month's goal.
I'm linking up to Elm Street Quilts for the OMG link up and to the Finishing Stitches link up over at Days Filled with Joy.

Yesterday I also assembled a couple more borders of my Evandale quilt... there are two more large-ish borders to go on this. The next border is the main event, I have a couple of blocks made for it but cant find a photo of them to share this morning so you'll have to wait and see!
At this stage it measures about 46 inches square.

As I'm hoping to start A Holly Cottage Christmas soon I thought I'd better catch up on last year's BOM, Anderson's Farm. The end of the year came so fast I didn't quite get it all finished. Close enough, but not quite! So I completed one more wee block that I'd missed :-)

This was one photo I shared last year but I haven't taken a more recent one.
I have it all up on my design wall and am gradually filling the gaps. I have a foal's head to find - I know I made one at the time but it dropped off before I could sew it on - and then the top panel to make. A friend and I realised it had no cows on it so thinking about adding one or two of those slowed me down a bit!
Tonight is Friday Night with Friends - I'm popping over there now to sign up... I know I have plenty to do for it, deciding on exactly what is my problem!
Happy stitches,

30 comments:

Michelle said...

You've been busy, love all the blocks, have fun sewing tonight!

Fiona said...

you have some really lovely projects on the go there.... I especially love the way Evandale is looking... that greyish background is just right..
Hugz

marina said...

Such beautiful projects!
Your centre piece is very similar to the one in my new yet to start project, and your Evandale quilt is stunning.
I can't wait to see the next border
Great going on your andersons farm too.

Leeanne said...

Raewyn sew many projects all looking fab.......i love how you fussy cut the blue petals for your 3D flower.Here's to many more happy creative days for you.

I am said...

Good morning Raewyn,wow lots of lovely blocks and projects on the go,well done my friend xx

Kerry said...

One busy crafting lady who is good at finishing things!! Love the colours of the cushion to be and your other crafty projects. Enjoy your sewing this evening. Hugs xxx

Michelle Ridgway said...

It is a nice feeling when some oldies get some attention.I,love Evandale...beautiful! Exciting that your binding is waiting in the wings xx

Janet O. said...

I've never done a 3-D block. Is it tricky to quilt a quilt made with those?
Evandale is gorgeous! Wow--can't wait to see it when the "main event" next round is added.
Anderson's Farm looks really cute, but it does seem like it should have cows, if it is your quilt. Have you decided to add any?

Edith said...

I like all the parts of your 3D cushion, it's going to be gorgeous. Also like how you said you "get lost in all my dreams", that's exactly what happens to me - my happy place.

margaret said...

loving that you call your sewing room the Palace. You have been busy such a variety on the go and good to see you are rescuing an older UFO. We all have some of those. You farm one is lovely hope the missing head turns up. and the Evandale is coming along beautifully. Happy stitching

Julie said...

Just stunning colours in that 3D cushion Raewyn. Looks to me like you have achieved heaps lately. Hope you have a great weekend.

Julie said...

Liking what I am seeing of your Evandale quilt!!
Have a fabulous weekend.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Loving the colours in your 'evandale' quilt, very pretty! Enjoy your 'friday night stitching'

kiwikid said...

That 3D cushion is beautiful, can't wait to see that finished. WoW!! Your Evandale quilt is looking amazing too!! I hope the foals head turns up! Looking forward to seeing the cows!! See you tonight! Have a great weekend.

Charlotte Scott said...

It helps when the rummage in your sewing room turns up the project AND the bag of bits that went with it! Your cupboards sound very organised!

Patty D from NC said...

Such a pretty block. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Well--those are some really pretty projects to be working on--
love the dresden plate block and it will be fun to see where that quilt goes with those blocks--
and yes a farm quilt needs a cow--!!!
enjoy the moments, di

Lin said...

I am intrigued by the 3d cushion - looking forward to seeing it's progress, and your medallion is coming along nicely. Enjoy your evening. xx

Gina said...

I know what you mean about sorting through projects. A quick 5 min hunt for something always turns into a lost morning or afternoon in my room. I swear it's really a time machine that I set off everytime I go through the door. xx

Lisa J. said...

You have lots on the go here. The year of the cushion. That's interesting. I love the quilt that you are adding borders to. Good luck with your monthly goal.

desertskyquilts said...

What fun! You've definitely got some beautiful things to work on, and are making progress on so many older projects!

Suz J said...

You have been a busy badger. Yes, I am starting to see a bit of a cushion theme... but if they become a useful product (whether at home or for gift giving), then that is a success in my book!

Karen S said...

It looks like you have been catching up on quite a few projects. Sometimes looking through your own sewing room can be better than shopping when you discover some forgotten treasures.

Needled Mom said...

Such beautiful work, Raewyn. I love that dimensional pinwheel.

Chantal said...

Such lovely projects Raewyn! Can't wait to see your 3-d cushion completed. Such a beautiful center. Glad you have had some sewing time.

Danice said...

All so pretty. Now following your blog :)

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

So many lovely blocks❤️

Cheryll said...

I hope you made it to FNwF. I saved you some slice just in case...haha xox

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Lots of lovely work going on at your place! I must admit I think I like Anderson's farm best!!! I am very partial to country quilts and anything farm related :) xx

Bizarre Quilter said...

Wow. I am particularly in awe of your medallion quilt (dang it! already forgotten the name of it, was it Evenhall?). I am glad you put in the measurements, as it's deceiving when we see a photo... difficult to assess the scale.

IS the first project French General fabrics? (the 3D cushion). Looking good Sister!

Keep on sewing!

Lorraine