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Sunday, October 6, 2019

Friday Night sewing

Friday night was a chance to sit and stitch with others for Friday Night with Friends. Thank you so much to Cheryll for hosting us all :-)
I worked on my current block of Foxley Village (block five). After making some wee flower dots —
I started appliqueing them to the gaps in the row of flowers —
Just the three to do tonight and then this part of the block will be finished - yaay!
I didn't get much done for FNwF as bed was calling - we'd had a very early start to the day when a possum decided to pay us a visit. We woke at about 3.45am to a very excited little dog making a fuss. Expecting him to be playing with a mouse the cats had brought in, we got quite a fright to see a possum scurrying around the house trying to find a way out! After the complete tour, the MOML managed to shut him in a room with the sliding doors wide open - whew. By the time the wee dog had got over the excitement it was cow time and no point trying to get any more sleep!
Pop on over to Cheryll's blog to see what everyone got up to.

Last week I finished sewing my International Sisters blocks. 50 altogether. I'm now gathering fabric for the sashing and borders so have put it to one side for now. I became quite obsessed with these blocks so it was probably a good thing that I've had to pause....they were taking over my life and nothing else was getting done hehe!
It was so much fun hunting out all the fabrics!

While I'm waiting to get back to my Sisters quilt, I've pulled out my Row by Row quilt. We were doing this as a sewalong through the shop and I've got a little behind.
The next row is Ohio Star blocks, and the challenge fabric is the black script in the block below —
I've made these two and decided on the fabrics for the next ones. They'll be my leader-ender project for the next week. It'll be good to advance this project :-)
I think I have a home week this week so I see some more sewing in my future!
'til next time, 
happy stitching,

20 comments:

Cheryll said...

It's always a pleasure having you over for fNwF...
I love Foxley Village... it will be wonderful once completed...xox

Maria said...

Nice to see you working on the Foxley Village and I am really looking forward to seeing your Sisters all joined together....
Nice Stars for your RBR,,
Oh How did the Possum get inside ??? Such a rude awakening, no wonder you needed to got to bed.

Susan said...

Oh dear...the possum was probably just as frightened as you!
The sisters look great...sashing can be a challenge at times
They certainly are wee little flowers

QuiltGranma said...

at 11pm I clicked on your post, which was posted tomorrow... my time! Wow, you ARE a long way away and in another day! So fun to see what is happening where it isn't so cold, like it is here in Oregon, USA!

Lin said...

What a nasty shock to start your day! I love the way you have photographed your sisters - I am looking forward to seeing yours put together. I have seen some lovely versions around. xx

Sheryl said...

Hi Raewyn you sure have been busy you have done lots of beautiful work,well done.
So glad you got the possum to go outside,lol xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

I laughed about the possum as I read this we have 2 amourous carrying on above on our roof lol! Looking forward to seeing your Sisters? Your blocks are all lovely xx

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

OK I am not even thrilled about a mouse being in my house, so a possum! I was up early the other day. Chickens carrying on, thought something was in their coop. Decided I just have a very loud obnoxious bird that laid an egg at 4 am and had to let everyone know. How do you get such perfect tiny circles?

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Very very pretty blocks and work--soon I will be working with fabric again--soon--you did hear me say 'soon' didn't you?????
A possum--and a dog--now that had to have been adventure and something to talk about and remember in the future, for sure!!
Now if you will tell me where I stored (hide) the ink refills for the printer since I started unpacking I will be ever so grateful!!!
luv, di

Jenny said...

I'm amazed that you have stitched 50 International Sisters blocks. Looking forward to seeing them all together.

Gretchen Weaver said...

Can't wait to see how you put the international sisters together. This will be a really neat quilt. Never knew you had possums in New Zealand, never had one in our house. We normally get a bat or 2 in our house during the summer. Then it's up and turn on the lights except in the LR and try to get it to fly out the door. Bats are a real sleep killer.

Fiona said...

possum must have made a wrong turn exploring! hope he didn't make too much mess. Lovely blocks you are working on and well done with the sisters... I love how you put them congo dancing for the picture... I am playing with some more today here...
Hugz

kiwikid said...

Love your little flower dots. Wow that is a stressful way toward the day rounding up a possum!! It must have got a fright when the little dog started barking at it!! Your Sisters blocks look amazing, I am looking forward to seeing you put it together. They do must a bit addictive don't they!! Your blocks are great. Hope you caught up on sleep.

KaHolly said...

50 sisters blocks! Wow! Now I know why you were so reluctant to start. They certainly were very addicting. That’s funny about the possum. I woke in the middle of the night one time to the sounds of a squirrel sloshing around in the toilet bowl. You just never know why will happen next! All your projects look amazing!

Janet O. said...

The circles look really cute on your Foxley Village block.
A possum is one house guest we have never had. That would be too much excitement for me. :)
I adore your International Sisters blocks. I don't even dare try making one. I need to stay focused and I can see how distracting they can become.
Very pretty Ohio Stars.

Suz J said...

It's funny how some projects just take over and steamroll over all the other tasks... sewing and otherwise. Sometimes I find with my to do list that instead of putting a goal down... I'm really creating a limit so that I can achieve other things as well. Look forward to seeing how your international sisters progresses.

Karen S said...

I am stunned by all the blocks you have done. Can't wait to see them come together.
Possums in the house are no fun. We used to have the odd one fall down the chimney at out last house. No fun at all trying to get the out.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Yes, that's a lot of 'international sisters' blocks, and you've got a great assortment of fabrics in their dresses. I'm so looking forward to seeing how they all play together!

canuckquilter said...

Good or you, making a little time for some stitching. Too bad about the possum disrupting your sleep and causing an early bedtime on sewing night though! Did you find out how it got in so you can keep it out? Your sisters blocks are going to make a fabulous quilt. I love the variety of fabric I can see in your stack. I look forward to seeing more of the row by row. The idea of including a challenge fabric in it is intriguing.

Shelly said...

It's all so pretty! And that's a lot of sewing! I'm so glad we've never had a possum in the house. Three snakes in a week's time was enough.