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

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Friday Night Sewing

Well here it is Sunday morning already and I haven't reported on my Friday Night Sew In....
We were late getting in that night as there are lots of animals demanding our attention at the moment, but I was finally able to relax......
Coffee or wine -take your pick! All that was missing
was the chocolate!
'Shuffling' away to Split Enz, Phil Collins, Dire Staights and friends :-)

..... and do some sewing.
Got my Christmas stitchery to the quilting stage.
I haven't done much fmq this year so it was fun to play.
4 fingers off cut kitchen gloves make great quilting gloves.
2 for each hand.
Typical night time photo - cant see much, I got half way there
so I was happy.
(If you click on the photo you can see the detail a little better).
You may be able to see I used a green peeper border, just had to be
careful it didn't snag up on my quilting foot!
I usually stitch in front of the TV in the evenings so it was nice to get behind the machine and get a bit further along with this project :-) To those also taking part in FNSI, thank you for your company, and thank you to Wendy of Sugarlane Quilts for hosting us all.
Happy stitching everyone!!

25 comments:

sunny said...

Those stockings are adorable! What is the pattern, please? And thanks for the tip about the rubber gloves. I have quilting gloves, but this sounds much more efficent.

Lesley said...

I love this little Christmas project. I wish I was brave enough to try Free motion quilting...yours is fabulous!

Maureen said...

Beautiful stitching! Just right for this pretty quilt. Wine and music are the way to go when free motion quilting!

Susan said...

Lovely quilting, and the peeper border is a very nice touch.

Emily C said...

Awesome! Love the stockings and the quilting. Very nice.

Heather said...

Lovely work on your Christmas stocking.

Leeanne said...

Great stuff! I was using my pink kitchen gloves this morning, but not for quilting, I cleaned the oven!

Fiona said...

looks gorgeous... I want to learn those little crescent quilting... love the addition of the little peeper...
Hugz

Annie said...

Love the works......but LOVE even more your taste in music.....same plays in my home! xoxo

Lots of Fabric 2 said...

Awesome love your stocking,have a good day.

Nicky said...

Love your quilting Raewyn, thanks for the info about the gloves. Hope you're having a lovely Sunday...

Deb R said...

This s a cute xmas pattern and I love your idea for the quilting fingers! I struggle with the cotton gloves too hot!

shez said...

wow Raewyn,this is awesome you have done such a wonderful job,well done.xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

Beautiful project and lovely quilting. Glad you finally got some relaxation time.

margaret said...

very nice new Christmas stocking. Like the idea of the gloves, thinking it might help rulers not slipping too when cutting out patchwork, will buy some and try it out.

Charlie and Wendy said...

This is gorgeous Raewyn, love the design and your quilting. Your will have to explain a little more about which fingers to cut!! :)

Shirley said...

Love a bit of Phil Collins and Dire Straits. Great taste there Raewyn. Your little project looks lovely and you really have mastered those machining skills.

Barbara said...

Wow a very productive evening Raewyn, very impressed. Do you ever sleep hugs Kerry and Barb

Joy McD said...

How gorgeous - the stitchery and the quilting! xxx

Sheila said...

Sweet little Christmas project and your FM looks wonderful!

Julie said...

Hi Raewyn ... yes to coffee, wine & definately chocolate :-) I love what you are working on, looks like you made great progress too. The quilting on it looks wonderful. I also love your taste in music, really enjoy listening to those artists also. Have a great week Raewyn, x0x

Anthea said...

What a gorgeous project Raewyn... and your FMQ looks great, well done on a great FNSI!

Linda in Calif. said...

Oh just beautiful quilting! I just love it - and yes I could see the green trim. Nice touch.

Cisca said...

What a cute stitchery, I love it! And your quilting is so lovely!
I see such a cute angel on photo 1, itś such a sweety!

Have a nice weekend, Cisca

KaHolly said...

Very sweet stitchery and I love how you FMQ'd it. What a great idea for finger-gloves. I'll have to give that a try.