Saturday, February 16, 2019

FNSI February

Yesterday i joined in with 22 ladies for Friday Night Sew In. Thanks to Wendy our lovely hostess for having us over again.

I started reasonably early whilst it was still cool to put the binding on my big quilt. I was a little out on size it's about 80" by 90 ". My brain got confused as the blocks are 10 " & i though i'd done 10 blocks by 10 blocks not 8 blocks by 9 blocks. :)
I had to turn my table sideways so my bed could support the weight of the quilt.
 All that was left of the binding.

 Meanwhile Lil P thought my insert box was for her.
Silly kitty. :)

Next i pieced some backing together & fixed a couple of twisted seams on a quilt top ready for quilting.
Boring i know but it needed to be done. I thought i'd bought it wide enough but the top was a little bigger than i remembered.

My Christmas BOM blocks came next but i stuffed up trimming one so now i have to stitch it again. The borders were added to this one & a line drwnw to add the last bit of stitching.

I'd finished the 4 little bonus project stitcheries on Friday night so they were made into the top yesterday as well.
Ready to quilt.

I took one project from the small project ufo pile to finish.
All ready to have the binding sewn down.

One last project to work on & time to take a break.
New Christmas BOM from Fig N Berry Creations arrived yesterday.

But before i could turn that machine of some boring clothes repairs needed doing too.:) :).

I started hand sewing the binding down at about 2:30 pm. With a few breaks during that time i finished at around 7pm.
All done. :) :) With thanks to Fiona for her beautiful quilting. I love the all over swirls that was done. I tried to hang the quilt on the clothesline to take photos but discovered the wind up mechanism is broken so on the ground the quilt went.

Meanwhile after finishing the binding i went to do the label & someone though the quilt was there for her to hide in.

Since the binding didn't take as long to do as i thought it would i finished the border stitching on thisd block.

Then the quilting on my little Christmas table topper.

Happy Stitching,

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Tuesday Sewing

Even though it was hot yesterday i wanted to get some sewing done as i needed to make binding for my big scrappy quilt that was recently quilted. It took a while to cut & sew all the strips together. Sewing the binding onto the quilt will have to wait for cooler weather.
I measured it & there is about 8-1/2 metres of binding here. From memory the quilt is about 100" by 100".

Then i cut the binding for my doll quilt as it's only small that twas a quick job. :)

By then it was to hot to sit at the machine so off to the lounge i went. Fan on & Knightfall on Netflix to hand sew the binding down. Sure wish sewing the binding onto the big quilt goes as quick as it did sewing the binding onto the doll quilt which measures 12" square.

That done i finished embroidery this block from part 2 of Gail Pan's Christmas BOM

Gail always gives us a project using one of the stitcheries. This month is a little table topper. I started 1 of the 4 pieces needed.

Don't think there will be any sewing today as it is supposed to be 40 degrees here. Might be a day for reading under the air conditioner in my bedroom. :)

Happy Stitching,

Saturday, February 2, 2019

FNwF February

Goodness me February already & last night was time for FNwF. I joined in with 24/5 other lovely ladies, Pop over to visit our lovely hostess Cheryll to find the links to who all joined in.

I started early. I'm in a doll quilt swap so i started my day with making that up. Gosh the pieces are tiny.
I started hand quilting it yesterday afternoon.

Then i wanted to clear another ufo off my pile. one sewing folder done.

I then got back to adding hexagons to the quilt in my previous post. I didn't quite get the top done to give it back to the lady today. :(
All i had left was the grey hexagons in this corner. Now i need to add the half hexagons & fill in the side spaces.

Thankyou for having us again for the sewin Cheryll.


Happy Stitching,

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Hexie Quilt.

I've been a little busy on the hand sewing front for a few weeks now trying to get a quilt top done. I posted 4 of the flowers in my last post. A lady had started making the quilt but has been unable to finish. I offered to help & discovered it was all hexagons, no machine sewing whatsoever. :) She hadn't made many flowers or butterflies so i had to cut out a lot of the flowers & tack them along with the making up.

 So here is where i'm up to. I'm hoping to have it all done by Saturday next week. I really hope she likes what i have done. No pattern just an idea she thought of.
I have just one more row of flowers then 3 butterflies & grey hexagons are added to the top. After that it's the filler pieces.hexagons are 2" ones so they are a bit large & awkward to sew together.

Happy Stitching,

Saturday, January 19, 2019

FNSI January.

Last night i joined in with 25 ladies for the first Sew In for 2019. Pop over to Wendy's blog to find the links to who all joined in & what projects they worked on. Thankyou Wendy for hosting us again this year.

My first project was to turn my snowman into a cushion. I added the backing during the morning & stuffed the pillow in the evening.

The next project was my pansy cross stitch scissor keep. I added the backing, tassle & cord in the morning & stuffed it ready to go in the evening.

Next project was this little owl i'd stitched last year. It was supposed to be cut out around the owl & turned into an ornament but i went with a hanging instead.

Binding sewn down in the evening, bells added & already in it's new home with my daughter.

A stitchery i had stitched last year was next. It took me a little longer than i'd hoped as i needed to applique it to the background, quilt around it & then add the buttons before even doing the back part which took a little while to do. :)
Front
Back. And Voila! a nice new bag for my projects. The binding was sewn down in the evening as well.

Last night i made these 4 hexie flowers.

Happy Stitching,