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

Saturday, February 21, 2015

A long Friday Night Sew-In

I decided on some machine work for my Friday night sewing, and am happy to say I had a productive and enjoyable time :-)
I was one of 60 from around the world who signed up with Wendy from Sugarlanequilts for this month's Friday Night Sew-In.
As well as other bloggers, Edith and her family kept me good company :-)
I continued on with the Weathervane blocks I started last month —
You've seen these before but now there are more...
 And I managed to get them all joined and bordered.
I'm fairly certain you can tell from the print who this project will be for!
This morning dawned a nice day, Autumn is in the air these mornings and it's pleasant to spend some time outside gardening —
Because of the dry ground conditions at the moment, gardening consists of trimming the grapevine so the sun can ripen the fruit and the pets can have a treat. (The pets get the leaves not the grapes!!)
 After a while it was time to head back inside to take advantage of time zones and join Joanne in her FNSI.
Here we are skyping and sewing, taking obligatory photos of each other!
This time I was doing some quilting; this quilt has been on the table for quite some time and I was excited to get back to it again.
I'd done all the ditch-stitching previously —
— but as you can see, I've still got a little ways to go!!
So all in all a great time was had be all! Thank you all for your company, and thank you Wendy for hosting us, I didn't take advantage of the yummy recipe you shared but there is always next time :-)
Click *here* to visit Wendy and see what everyone else got up to.
I hope you have a great weekend and happy creating,


Karen's Korner said...

It looks like you had a very productive FNSI. Love the fabric in the tablerunner.

Janet O. said...

Great looking weathervane runner.
I love the quilt you currently have under your Sweet 16's needle. Are you free-handing those Baptist Fans? Wow--looks good!

Deb said...

Raewyn I absolutely love your weathervane blocks put all together. They are gorgeous. I am also really looking forward to your other quilt being revealed all finished.

Kerry said...

So happy for you that you are able to have some me time and a FNSI ...looks like fun and I love the table runner..hugs xxxx P.S pets look happy with themselves too!!

Kerry said...

So happy for you that you are able to have some me time and a FNSI ...looks like fun and I love the table runner..hugs xxxx P.S pets look happy with themselves too!!

marina said...

lovely runner Raewyn!
beautiful project being quilted, so gorgeous.

Michelle Ridgway said...

I love your runner Raewyn. Its lovely! Lots of lovely sewing x

Anthea said...

Wonderful runner Raewyn... And your S16 is doing a fab job of your beautiful quilt!

Maria said...

You did have a great FNSI.. how nice to skype with your friend.
That table runner is fabulous Raewyn.. enjoy quilting on your Sweetsixteen....

Connie said...

Looks like you had a wonderful Friday. Love the table runner.
You are one busy girl.
Have a lovely weekend.
Connie :)

Cottage Tails said...

looks like you had a good night and made great progress

Fiona said...

looks like a good time sewing... I have been rewatching some of the old Downtons and still enjoy those.... the latest one starts tonight! lovely blocks and great quilting... I have struggled to come to terms with that baptist fan design... any tips?

Mystic Quilter said...

Lovely Weathervane runner and not better way to join the sew-in than having Downton playing along!
I live in great anticipation for the next series as soon as I have finished one closes!
Love your pets - takes me back to my many visits to my Aunt's farm in Derbyshire UK where I had two pet sheep. Is piggy a Kune Kune?

kiwikid said...

You were very the table runner and your quilting looks wonderful...lucky family pets!! Do they have names?

Leeanne said...

Looks like a good night in. The 'man' runner is awesome! AS is your quilting, you must be pleased to be in the saddle of quilting again.

Cisca Heiden van der said...

That looks a lovely night with so many quilters! Your table runner is a sweety, I think all men and dads would like it.
Great series, Downton Abbey, I'm sorry nr. 6 will be the last!
Happy sewing, Cisca

Karen S said...

A very enjoyable and productive way to spend your time.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Love your runner .... And how good is DA xx

KaHolly said...

I just love seeing your work. And pictures around your farm! More, more!

Käthe said...

Hi Raewyn,
Springtime is in the air this time here in germany !
I like your beautiful tablerunner und yor wonderful quilt !
Sorry for my english !
Happy sewing and best wishes

Sisbabestitches said...

It's a wonderful manly runner :) Well done on getting a heap of quilting done too :)

Josie said...

Love the runner Raewyn... still trying to figure out who it's for ;o)) The quilt you are working on is gorgeous... the fabrics are so pretty... sigh! I'm also going a bit green looking at your Sweet 16.... bet it's lovely to work on. Congrats on a very productive FNSI....xx