Saturday, January 25, 2014

FNSI - January 2014

FNSI - a great excuse to sew (well - really do we need an excuse???)

I had already cut these poppy blocks after seeing some on Marilyn's blog. So I assembled them - I left the black stitching on the circles for a daytime sewing session.  They are for Aussie Hero Quilts.  I couldn't commit to a whole quilt, but a few blocks will always help.

This is a really quick block and no fussy matchy bits - a great group pattern and I think it would look great using all sorts of floral fabrics and the same coloured centre.

Then I put my "Bob the Builder" hard hat on and constructed a building for my Welcome to the North Pole quilt.  I was really sorry I couldn't do this last year when there was a group going, but I am having fun with it now.
This is the Coffee Shop (originally the Marble House - but patterns are just a guide - aren't they??) - I figure Santa & Mrs Claus need a few good cuppas to get them through that busy season... I know I do....I am thinking they are going to need something more than a coffee...maybe a pub???



There will be a lot of embellishments added - especially a roof!

Thanks for everyone's company and thanks to Wendy or hosting and providing recipes.



11 comments:

  1. wonderful blocks you got made Susan,i love those nth pole blocks,they are very whimsical.xx

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  2. Gorgeous poppies. The house block is looking good. Hugs, xx

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  3. Nice blocks, Susan, I bet Santa wouldn't mind a pub after all that hard work, why not? :) xx debbie

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  4. You're on fire, hope the snow doesn't melt....Love the poppies too

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  5. They are great poppies Susan... and any time is a great time to be making the North Pole hanging... love the coffee shop... Santa would not be a good example to the kiddies or grown-ups if he went to his pub then got behind the reins of his sleigh, LOL!

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  6. Those Poppy Blocks look great...
    Hmmm! coffe Shop is a good idea. I think the elves would love that too !!
    Have lots of fun with the North Pole. I did.

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  7. Love the poppy blocks and the idea of a coffee shop at the North Pole. Can't think of a better place to have one!

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  8. Those poppy blocks are really effective..... Coffee shop is lovely and I'm sure it will surprise you that I think a pub sounds good

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  9. Hi Susan,
    thanks for commenting on my blog! Nice to meet you! I will follow your blog and will be delighted to watch your progress on the north pole Quilt!
    KATRIN W.

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  10. The poppy blocks are stunning - very striking colour, and great pattern.

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