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

Saturday, June 16, 2012

A very long Friday Night Sew-In!

I hope I wasn't breaking the rules because my Friday Night Sew In was actually a Friday Night Sew Out, as I joined a group of friends to sew the night away.
It was a fun idea to celebrate a birthday with a shared meal, plenty of chatter and a fair bit of sewing - some of us achieved more than others....
I wouldn't say my night was highly productive ('fair' would be a good description) but I did make headway on some projects :-)
I had hoped to finish this last red and white block before packing it away for a little rest....
Oops squares for the HST were cut too small and I didn't bring any more fabric with me :-(
It'll be a nice block when it's done.
--- serves me right for having a sew-out, not a sew-in.

Next I pulled out my Blessings Baskets (courtesy of Temecula Quilt Co) mini quilt. I had slowed down on this while I thought about which fabric to use for my setting triangles... everything I tried looked too washed out - but I am happy with this now. Just got a bit of quilting to do then it will be done!
Finishing size will be approx 16".
Lots of people have commented on the sashing..here is a closeup.

I've been making a few pinwheels lately, for various projects so I pinwheeled the rest of the night away.


My FNSI continued on Saturday (my time) as I joined Joanne on her FNSI (Friday night her time). Once again I enjoyed the combination of chatting while sewing. I replaced a couple of the cornerstones on my Blessings mini with better fabric matches and the pinwheel pile grew a little more.

And now it's evening and the tension is growing in the test match between the All Blacks and Ireland - might be time to put another log on the fire and concentrate on the game.
Happy creating every-one,

13 comments:

Annette said...

Your sashings on your blessings quilt are that perfect special touch. So beautiful!

Maria said...

Sounds like you had a fabulous FNSI and managed to work on lots of projects.
How nice to stitch on Skype...

Cottage Tails said...

sounds like a good night out. Stitching and skypeing very clever!

Charlie and Wendy said...

How nice being able to share FNSI with other stitchers, your projects look beautiful!

Shasha Kidd said...

What a fun idea--a Friday Night Sew In. Maybe I'll try and do one too.

Cat said...

Oh WOW you actually 'do' join people LOL
Love the skype?? ?? ?? picture
You have been busy

Leeanne said...

It was a great night! here's me thinking you only made one pin wheel!!he, he....
I love the basket wall hanging, even better in person.

Katherine said...

Visiting from FNSI ... Sounds like you had a great FNSI or O lol. You've got a great blog too

Janet O. said...

You really did FNSI up right, didn't you?
I love everything about your Blessings Basket quilt--and that sashing is perfect!

Michelle said...

Love that blessing basket quilt even more!

Anthea said...

Visiting from FNSI, wow you sure had a very productive evening. Love the pinwheels...

Quilter Kathy said...

How Fun! Sounds like the perfect combination of sewing and visiting!

Karen said...

Love the Blessings Baskets, the colours are wonderful and excellent sashing!