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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Friday night sew in August report!

hubby and i managed to get the little human into bed before 7pm - so that meant i was off to my sewing space then! lucky me!

i was very disciplined, bordering on boring, this FNSI - i restricted myself to UFO's only.

first i finished off my mother in law's blocks for her 60th birthday quilt.


then i got to work on my hubby's requested tv watching quilt. his challenge was to make it entirely from my stash (he is a bit of a tight-arse!) as then he would enjoy it more. i decided on a disappearing 9 patch some time ago, as it would hide my mismatched points more easily!

i had kind of just been going along cutting 3" squares and piecing them together, but i thought i should get organised with some colours etc, otherwise there wouldn't be a spread of the fabrics....

so i got all my colours out and started cutting....



then grouped them into piles of 9 separted by the insert from some flat fats i had...


then i pieced a few together....


getting some idea of what it will look like...



then i called it a night!

much fun - it is nice to put a whole night aside and be out by myself doing craft.  glad i have the excuse to do it once a month with FNSI!!!

pugs and kisses
xx

p.s. for those in Oz, don't forget to vote today!!!  despite what our Mark Latham might think, making your vote count is more important that protesting by donkey voting.  if you don't like what you are seeing in the major parties, consider a minor one or an independent.  but whatever you do, make it count!  people have fought and died for our right to choose our government

8 comments:

Alex said...

Wow wht a magnificent achievement! Both your sewing and getting your Lil Human to bed by 7pm! I don't think that's EVER happened to us! Love both the quilts you worked on! Simply gorgeous.

crafty pug said...

he he - thanks! the little human is a early riser and a bad daytime napper - so i happily take the early nights!!!!
xx

Sue said...

Great work last night, I finished my dads quilt top, (for fathers day), so had an indulgent evening Sewing too. :)

Cheryll said...

I really love your hubby's quilt combo. Looks fantastic. FNSI is a WINNER!!! Glad you guys mentioned it cause I'm hooked. :)

Quilting Mom said...

D9P's are so fun to make, aren't they? I love your color choices!

Heidi said...

You got alot done too!! The colors for your hubby's quilt are perfect - manly even. I love it when we challenge ourselves to use fabric we already have. It makes us dig deaper into our creative brains! I need to do that soon!!!

Vivian said...

Like the colors for your husband's quilt.

crafty pug said...

thanks for the encouragement all!! love FNSI too!!!