Saturday, February 19, 2011

Friday Night Sew In

Last night was  FNSI for February , hosted by Bobbi at Crafty Vegas Mom  and for the first time ever I was able to participate.  I planned in advance what I would work on, and had all my blocks arranged on my design floor and bed. (I don't have a design wall as I don't have a large enough free piece of wall and the spare bed isn't big enough for them either so half are on the bed and half on the floor.) Anyway they were already laid out ready to go, with the first 6 blocks on a design board that I made to carry the blocks from the floor/bed to the sewing machine and then to the iron as I sew them so they stay in order. I went to the design board and the very first piece was missing. It took me half an hour to find that. I then had to check the layout again as the cats had snuck into the room and moved a couple of the pieces.

I'm making the Raw Edge Circle Quilt from Cluck Cluck Sew.




After sorting all that out, I finally got down to the nitty gritty of sewing and sewed 18 blocks together, only 30 to go. It wasn't quite as many as I was hoping to finish but considering the dramas beforehand I was quite pleased that I did make a dent in the number of blocks to be sewn.


I'm really happy with these, it's going to have a lovely spring/summery feel. I love this colour combination although the colours are looking a little washed out in these photos.

You can check what all the other crafty peeps have been up to on Friday night here.

20 comments:

  1. Oh I love it! So fresh and pretty :-)

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  2. That is so pretty! I love the colors! This was a great way to spend your Friday Night Sew-In.

    xo -El

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  3. I'm loving this quilt top Marg, you know how I have a thing for dots!! The colours are so pretty, I could be tempted to have a try at this one myself!

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  4. It's going to look awesome! Keep at it!

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  5. I'm looking forward to this quilt coming along - I love circles on squares and the fabrics are so fresh and bright - we will need a washing line shot when you're ready!

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  6. Yay!! It's lovely!! So fresh and pretty!!

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  7. Okay... I'm really ready for Spring & Summer... what lovely prints and colors in those fabrics! You're doing great with the circles...

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  8. Looks great Marg and i love the fabrics (colours)!

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  9. You're over a third of the way there. I'm loving this quilt. It's just such a summery/springy quilt and it's going to look completely gorgeous when you're done.

    You're hooting along Marg - you only started this a week or so ago!

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  10. All the "best" quilters use a design floor and your lovely quilt is another bit of evidence.

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  11. I like it, both the design and the colourway. It is going to be beautiful. I see you use the "tag on the upper left corner" organization technique. So do I. It really helps doesn't it.

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  12. Good work Marg. The quilt looks very pretty.. I covet pretty quilts

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  13. You fabric choices look awesome. And you prepared well fsni compared to me.

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  14. Wow, that is beautiful. Nice job!!

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  15. Oooh pretty - Circles are my favourite and those colours are gorgeous.
    Looking forward to progress shots on this one.
    Enjoy

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  16. Awesome colors - It makes you ready for Spring! I like the circles - they are great!

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  17. Gorgeous fabrics ... you had a really productive FNSI ... Well done!

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  18. Beautiful! Glad the drama calmed down enough to get as much done as you did.

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  19. What a very pretty quilt this will be! You had a very productive FNSI :)

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  20. I really like this one and checked out the tutorial....not so bad after all! I must be liking circles at the moment as I am still doing my Yo-Yo dashmat....

    This may be a dumb question but when you join all the little quarters together to make a single block how do you avoid a big bunchy seam in the centre?? Or doesn't it matter as you are going to put wadding and a backing onto it? :-)

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