Saturday, 3 October 2015

I'm on a roll!

I'm so excited that for two months in a row I have actually finished more than one item in a month. Peg and Chris who organise OPAM will be shocked and amazed!!

My first finish is this block holder. A gift for my good friend Caron who recently celebrated her birthday. I couldn't show you earlier because I know she checks out my blog from time to time.

It is made with Tilda fabrics that I thought she might like.

My other finish is a quilt for a special person celebrating her 21st birthday this month. Just needs a label so I can wrap it up for her. The design is a giant log cabin.

I'm really happy with the clam shell quilting Meredith did for me at The Quilting House.

It is backed with a brushed cotton as the recipient feels the cold and I thought it might be snugglier (is that a real word?). Anyway, you know what I mean.

So I am also linking up to Finish It Up Friday with Amanda Jean as well.

Last night I joined in with Friday Night With Friends. I started with a little more free motion quilting.

And some hand quilting on my 'A Legacy from Violet' quilt. I can finally see the finish line!!

This quilt it 98" x 94" and is English Paper Pieced. I have an area 98" x 13.5" to left to quilt!! This has been a VERY long term project.
As I rolled the quilt on this week, I finally got to see the far edge of the quilt in my frame. This is pretty exciting as I started hand quilting this on the 7th June. I'm hoping it might be my finish for Finish It Up Friday next week!!
I worked on this during Friday Night With Friends.

Finally a few photos from the Wendy Williams workshop I attended at Material Obsession last Monday. Lea worked on her camel.

I started a new project called 'Wee Village Town Pillow'. This project is in Wendy's book.

 I finished one house...

 ...made a good start on a tree and attached the contrasting fabric to the cushion backing. As well as picking up a few tips as other people worked on their projects.

This is where I am up to now.

The houses and tree  are not attached yet. This is fun and fast. Love playing with felt. Could it be that I will have two finishes for OPAM this month?

I guess my progress will slow down as  the school holidays finish up on Monday. But it's been fun and full of lots of stitching get togethers with friends.


  1. You are on a roll fantastic finishes ... 😍

  2. You have been very busy and finished lots of things.. Love the workshop you attended.

  3. Love the projects you've been working on, such pretty colours. How exciting to be nearing the end of quilting Violet, such an epic project. The felt workshop looks fun, and a nice change of pace.

  4. Hi Raelee,wow you are on a roll,i love the block holder and that quilt is gorgeous,i have that book too and i love your felt project,i agree working with felt and wool is fun.xx

  5. Wow you are nearly at the end of Violet! Show & tell for a Quilty weekend next month?? Those felt houses are way too cute!!

  6. Oh Wow, so many beautiful projects you are working on. The Legacy for Violet is just stunning, love the colors and fabrics of the giant Log Cabin, and the wool project is just too cute.

  7. Beautiful quilt on the frame and great finishes. Your friends camel is gorgeous.

  8. Lived everything on your blog today...have been to Material Obssession is a gorgeous shop!

  9. Wow...lots of variety. Your finished quilt is gorgeous...such beautiful fabric. Love the bright vibrant colours in the Wendy Williams project.

  10. lovely projects there Raelee... can't wait to see the EPP quilt finished, it's looking amazing already

  11. Congrats on the finishes. I really like the large log cabin, and seeing your quilting.

  12. Your block holder and giant Log Cabin quilt are very beautiful, I love the fabrics you used, so tender and sophisticated!

  13. You have a lot going on! I love the soft colors of that first quilt, and the clam shell quilting is perfect.

  14. what lovely projects... I love that wool work and have put that book on my wish list!

  15. Oh i love this pattern, it is also on"to do" list. I did the fmq instead of wendys workshop, wanted to do both !! Lea's camel looks great too!

  16. Ps i forgot to mention your fmq, looks fabulous!


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