Saturday, September 19, 2020

FNSI September

 Yesterday was FNSI, hosted by Wendy, & i had plans to work on my quilt from last post but life as always gets in the way.

Time for that mammogram to occur, that done i came home slightly distracted almost forgetting about FNSI but i needed to pop around to see my brother whose wife recently passed away.

After that I quietly stitched on this little block i had started Thursday night.

Then it was out again with my learner burner daughter for practise before her test next week. I didn't think I was going to finish the stitchery but it's done & i started another.

Including this one I have 4 left & they are done. 

Pop over to visit Wendy to see who joined in FNSI last night & what lovely projects they worked on.

Happy Stitching,

Saturday, September 5, 2020

FNwF September

Yesterday i joined in FNwF hosted by Cheryll.

I started early as i'm making a new quilt using up my 2-1/2" squares i chopped up many years ago planning to use them in a scrappy quilt "one day". I had started last year, i think, to piece together the squares as leaders & enders as i used my machine but they fell by the wayside. I was surprised though when I counted yesterday that I'd made 53 pair up. 🙂.

This is the quilt i'm making.
It's called Fading Charms Quilt.

 I'm planning on making 4 quilts but I don't have enough squares cut. I think my tin only holds enough for 2 quilts. I've plenty of scraps though to have another cutting marathon. 🙂🙂.

I was just pulling random squares out of my tin

 & sewing together when I decided that wasn't working so i pulled them all out & spread them over my bed
and the ironing board
With my daughters help I would pair them up & place beside the machine to chain piece
After taking a tea break back to sewing & another "helper" to assist in sewing
After lunch I was getting sore from sitting for so long so I decided to count how many pairs I made yesterday & they totalled 320. Adding the earlier 53 I've sewn together 754 of the 846 needed for the quilt. I could've kept going but I really wanted to get the centre together to see how it would look with the homespun i was using on this top.

The other 3 quilts I'll use blue, possibly black & pink for the borders as they are all for my grandchildren & although I'm using the same design for all 4 i want the borders different colours for each of them.

In the evening I finished the words, hearts & french knots on last Wednesdays Love and Hugs from Australia Christmas stitcheries.
I do wish the red wouldn't run on cottage garden threads but fortunately it soaks out with any damage to the stitcheries.

Lastly I started on the latest block in my Christmas bom from Fig n Berry designs.

Pop over to visit Cheryll to see who joined in & what projects were worked on

Happy Stitching,


 I started FNSI making bias strips. I had several pieces left from when i made the blocks that were long enough to use so i counted how many...