Saturday, January 22, 2011

Another Friday Night has come and Gone

I was really looking forward to Friday Night Sew In this week. I had a pile of projects that needed to be completed. Being the mom of three tends to mean that I don't get more than short periods of sewing time. Add to that the fact that the kids had a snow day. I was really busy feeding kids entertaining ten year olds. Cleaning up snow....and then it was FNSI time. Everyone was fed and my husband was designated taxi driver. This is what the pile looked like on my sewing table. You can see some completed blocksin that pile. I am a member of the Quilting board and I joined in on the Boomerang swap. I get 35 f8's of fabric from 35 different people, I make a block for each of them. I have sent out my fabric and they are making something for me.A couple people asked for Red White and Blue blocks. I have always wanted to try paper piecing a 5 point star so I tried it. It was a lot of fun.

Two people asked for Red, White and Black blocks. I saw a neat log cabin quilt in the Red White and Black scheme. So that is what I made for them. One of the blocks has chicken fabric in the center.
Well by the end of the night I have sewn 8 blocks. Before Friday night I had completed 11 blocks. i got all the blocks put in envelopes and ready to mail out.

I was kind of hoping that I would have time to work on my Roll Roll Cotton Boll quilt. I don't like the red that I chose and I am going to try a deep gold instead. Maybe I will get to it today.
This has been another successful Friday Night Sew In (FNSI)

Saturday, January 1, 2011

A New Year and The List

I know we all like to look at pictures of quilty fabric things, so I included a picture of the grocery bags that I made this year. These were all made with blocks that didn't have a project.

So here is "The List"

Quilty Things to get Accomplished in 2011

1) Roll Roll Cotton Boll by Bonnie Hunter at quiltville
2) Chunky Star Christmas quilt - this one is all graphed out and I have the fabric
3) Put binding on Pinwheel Sampler, Modify Tradition, and my son's quilt
4) Postage Stamp Quilt
5) Crazy Mom Quilt - (I can't get this to lie flat and am stopped at step 6)
6) Little Miss Shabby Block of the Month - involves embroidery but I am going to try
7) Join at least 2 Bees
8) Don't increase my stash by more than 20 yards

I think I can accomplish these and maybe some more.

Enjoy the new adventure of 2011.