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,

12 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

oh I like the quilt your making......

marina said...

very sweet stitcheries!
Love your scrappy block project! How dedicated to make four of them. They are going to be amazing!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Fantastic! Love your scrappy squares....you can't beat them. Nice stitchery too xx

Cheryll said...

WoW... you were BuSY...
Those small scraps will make wonderful quilts for the grandies.
Thanks for joining in FNwF again too...xox

Karen's Korner said...

A great scrap busting project. At least there will be no fights with the different coloured borders.

Susan said...

A great L&E project - and only 4 to make!!!
I hope the cat was helpful . . .

Maria said...

That's a fabulous scrap projects you've started working on...
Beautiful stitching on your blocks.....

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

well you definitely made the most of FNWF. You are almost there with the charm quilt. Good job! Your stitcheries are lovely.

Fiona said...

What a big task you are taking on with thosew quilts but they are going to be gorgeous.. that is a lovely pattern for them as the lines of neutral break it up so nicely..... lovely stitchery too....
Have a great weekend....

Hugz

Julie said...

That Fading Charms quilt is really lovely Jeanette. I do love that pic of pussy cat sitting in the middle of all your squares - helping you choose which ones to piece together !!!! LoVe that stitchery too. xx

Karen S said...

Scrappy quilts look wonderful. This is a great start.

Narelle said...

Oh wow! You've been super busy. Those quilts are going to make great gifts for grandies, this one seems to be coming together quite quickly.
Lovely stitcheries.