Sunday, April 19, 2015

FNSI April

It was a night for sewing with all my cyber mates...I was prepped, I was eager....but I still get didn't get a lot done - I think my lounge chair is far too comfy and I should machine sew on Friday night so I don't fall asleep.

But here is some of what I did...

On Saturday I had some more sewing time so I've been able to get all the April blocks done - there should be two little bees in the small circles instead of hexies - but they are just not my thing - not sure I'll stick with the dragon fly either ...but enough done for me to get a sign off from Chooky.

And then I thought I'd cut the necessary pieces for the one block of Farm Girl Vintage...I'm going to (probably) join in the Sew a Long on IG but the strawberry will have to be included - along with the sheep block , and I was so keen to start (yet another project...) so I got this ready...

When I saw I was supposed to have 22 different reds - and red being one colour I do not have a lot of - I wondered how many repeats I would need to include...[I am NOT absolutely NOT going to buy fabric for this!!!!]...but I found the necessary 22 - the green wasn't so hard.

So, its ready to sew together...I will probably do some re arranging of colours ...these design boards do make life easier.

Then - since the house was quiet (DH & DD were at the AFL) I cut out the next block for Mrs Beasleys sampler...I'm loving this quilt and although we had to wait ages for Block 3 - its not such a problem - I did have one or two other things to occupy me!!

This block is upside down and the white dresden "paper"
will obviously get covered...just need a fabric...
and this is part of the block too.

so, I can sew that when I get time....

I find that since I am work 4 days a week - and long days at the moment, that preparation is the killer...if I only start at 9pm, it's hard to get motivated to get out all the fabrics and play around...and to me choosing the fabrics is the fun part.

Hopefully I'll get around to catching up on some of the others who joined in..maybe not - but a big thanks to Wendy for coordinating FNSI.


  1. Hi Susan you have done really well my friend and your blocks look great xx

  2. Love what you are working on and the fabrics are fantastic. I think you had quite a productive time

  3. You are definitely motoring along on such limited time Susan. Love Mrs Beasley sampler...yum xx

  4. Any sewing achieved is a bonus. Nice work.

  5. You are busy with lots of lovely projects. I was tempted to do Farm Girl BUT will stay strong even though it looks great.

  6. What a wonderful variety of projects you are working on..funny how those comfy lounge chairs can lull on to sleep, especially after a busy day

  7. Oh yes the curse of the comfy chair, lol - still, I think you got a lot done, and I'm loving the look of all your projects!!

  8. congrats on getting the blocks done for April..............

  9. Good on you Susan for getting as much done as you can especially with a comfy chair which I know from experience is a huge distraction!

  10. lovely projects ... any stitching is a bit more done on a project but you do sound very busy at work....

  11. Looks like you were very busy, lovely projects.

  12. Looks like oh had a productive time! love the Mrs Beasley blocks

  13. Well it looks to me like you got quite a lot done, love the Dresden block :) Barb.

  14. oh Susan, I am finding the same thing with my stash...I knew I was going to 'have to' buy some fabric because I just don't have any brights, so I bought some but when cutting out the strawberry, realised that I needed heaps more stash is more vintage floral.... yours is looking good....I have sewn the kettle, but again - my colours are a bit tame...I did get some more fabric yesterday so might make it again ...I will try and put a post up today with what I have ready...oh and I find the design boards fabulous too...cya sunday


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