Monday, March 24, 2014

Friday Night Stitch In

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It's been quite a while since I've done a FNSI!! And I had the perfect project to work on for it this time:) Unfortunately, our whole family came down with a cold this week and for dd and I it just won't leave!! So I had great hopes for Friday night, and I did get some done, just not what I had hoped.

I started a 'Block-a-Day' project that I found over at '52 Quilts' blog. I'm going to have to do something along the lines of '7 blocks-a-week' kind of thing instead of a block each day since I have to get my sewing machine out and set up and then put back away each time I use it, but that should still be easy enough to keep up with:)

So this is what I got done on Friday...

 
I did lots of cutting, although it doesn't really look like it. I'm not sure how anyone could possibly have sat down and cut ALL the blocks for this quilt at one time!! It just about drove me nuts to sit down and cut enough for 5-6 blocks at one time:)
 
 
 Another pic of the blocks I cut along with the other fabric that will be part of this quilt. I love these colors together. I may need to find another blue, gray and green so I have a bit more variety in the fabrics.
 
I got enough done to finish up 2 blocks, but I haven't sewn them together yet. I think I need a 3.5 in square so I can even these up a bit before sewing them together. I hope to get into town tomorrow and see if I can find one. Until then, I'll just keep working on getting them to this point. I'm pretty happy with the results as I've never done triangles before. The tutorial on '52 Quilts in 52 Weeks' blog is super easy to understand and follow, which made doing this much nicer for me. It only took me ruining about 6 different squares before I figured it out:) That's pretty good for me!!

This will also count for my NewFo project this month. Hopefully I'll have quite a bit more done by the end of the month so I'll have more to show off:)

2 comments:

cucki said...

so pretty..
hugs xx

Farm Gate Creations said...

Lovely star block, well done for FnsI.