Saturday, September 22, 2012

September FNSI

We had a great time at Friday Night Sew-In last night! The time went by too quickly as always, but in addition to the visiting and catching up with each other's lives, some progress was made on quilting projects. I got all the orange squares laid out and ready to sew together for my Knot block for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.

Then I was forced to do some hand stitching to fix one of my daughter's favorite tops... "no pressure Mom, I'll just stand here and wait, because I really want to wear that... right now"! She learned that putting a beaded top in the washing machine results in the threads being stretched. So I re-attached the beads and off she went to her party, and FNSI resumed.



Some celebrating went on...we were so happy to be together for Friday Night Sew-In! 
Note to self, when you see pink elephants on parade, you have had too much to drink!!

I got my block sewn for the Erin Fall Fair block challenge. There were 3 fabrics in the block kit - one of the beige backgrounds, the green in the lower left spool, and the button border. I can't wait to see all the blocks submitted!







We enjoyed watching some of Bonnie Hunter's Quiltcam. Sandy and I went to a Cathedral Stars class with Bonnie in Michigan two years ago and last night we got to see each other's quilts. Well, Sandy's is a finished quilt, and you might have guessed that mine is still a top. It won a 3rd prize ribbon at the Fergus Fall Fair last weekend! It's amazing how similar the quilts look, but also how different in the chosen colourways. After seeing Sandy's quilt, I am really motivated to finish mine. And after FNSI, I am so stoked to sew that I can't wait to finish my chores today and get to my machine! Happy Quilting!

14 comments:

  1. Love your orange block.
    Beads! I love how she waited while you fixed it. :)
    Your challenge block is fabulous. You are so clever!!
    Pink elephants....hahaha
    Be sure to send your photo to Bonnie, she will love it.

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  2. Love your orange block! Spools quilt, too! Quilts. Repairs. You have been busy!
    Is your spools block a nine patch with triangle squares in the corners?

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  3. I love that orange polka dot fabric, and you have a great selection of orange fabrics. And what a great border print with the buttons on the spool quilt!

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  4. Look at all your great orange fabrics! What a great FNSI you had. Motivation to finish a top is always such a good thing. Good luck getting it done now that you have some inspiration.

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  5. Your orange block is going to be beautiful! And love the spools. :) Great FNSI!

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  6. Sounds like you had fun. Those orange blocks will be great.

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  7. Love all your orange fabrics.. the block looks fabulous. Your mending takes me back to when I used to expect my mum to fix things for me... in a hurry of course! ;o) Looks like a bunch of talented ladies had a great FNSI together.... how many pink elephants did you count? ;o))

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  8. Your orange knot block is going to be awesome! And I love the spools quilt. All the colors and the border just work perfectly together!

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  9. love your blocks, you got a lot done, I love the idea of having a sewing party for FNSI
    Helen

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  10. I really like the orange block! Can't wait to see more of this :)
    It's great to share a night of crafting with friends, especially when so much was accomplished!

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  11. Looks like you had a very productive night! Watch out for pink elephants!

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  12. Looks like you had lots of fun, including with the pink elephants. Love your Spools project.

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  13. Oh, I wish I had sewing friends so I could have an FNSI sewing party too! Love the orange block. :)

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