Saturday, November 4, 2017

Friday night with Friends

Time to report my FNWF happenings. On Thursday evening I stitched along with my friends in the Southern Hemisphere and finished off this little stitchery which will become a postcard.
Then on Friday evening I worked on this stitchery that I started last year around this time . Not too much left to do now .
Sorry it is still wrinkled from the hoop .

 Have you ever had a situation that you just had to do something even though it wasn't your colours or even your style . Well this happened to me , I had bought some bits and pieces from a friends estate sale at our guild and in the bag was some four patch blocks and these pink polka dot pieces sewn on each side of a beige piece . What was her intention , hmm , no real idea but after much thought and contemplation I came across a photo of a block and the light bulb went on . I think this was Carols plan for these pieces or I hope it was . I have been sewing these together as leaders and enders off and on this summer and found I had created 13 blocks.  I chose the best 12 of those and made this quilt top after searching through my stash for borders and sashings . I was happy to find some fabrics I felt matched these blocks fairly well so proceeded to get it all sewn together and here is the result.  I hope Carol would be pleased.  It is the size of a lap quilt .
I actually quite like it now and I think it is good to sew fabrics you don't normally use it makes you think outside the box a little .
 At the moment I am busy sewing the Splendid sampler blocks from last year together , well actually I have that part completed plus I have sewn all the sashing strips together for between the rows so the next job is sewing those to the rows of blocks . Wow , this is a ton of work !
Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to stop by to see what others have been stitching on for FNWF , Thanks to Cheryl for hosting us .
Hugs Sheila

15 comments:

  1. Love your quilt....you got a lot done Friday night.

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  2. Sweet stitchery. Your quilt is beautiful and I feel sure your friend would approve...great job putting them together. Splendid Sampler is definitely a lot of work but so worth it when its done. Can't wait to see your version Sheila xx

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  3. Love the stitcheries. The quilt top is gorgeous. I'm sure Carol would love what you have done. Hugs, xx

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  4. Hi Sheila wow that quilt is gorgeous my friend,your friend will think you are very clever and i love your stitchery,well done xx

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  5. Love the stitcheries, the top one will make a beautiful postcard. You have done an amazing job with the things you bought at the sale, the quilt is lovely.

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  6. You have done a great job with this quilt. I'm sure you friend would have been very proud.. well done.

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  7. isn't it great to be able to have two nights of sewing with friends... Lovely Christmas Stitchery's..
    You did a fabulous job of building Carols bits into blocks and then make a fabulous quilt...
    Oh yes the Splendid Sampler sure is a lot of work.. I need to put twp 1 1/2 " borders on mine and I am still searching for the right colour for the final border...

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  8. Snap! That stitchery is pretty isn't it. Nice work on the quilt Sheila and yes, it is good for us to work out of the box sometimes. I am sure your friend would have been very pleased. xx

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  9. The quilt came out beautifully! All quilted up, it will be a stunner! Seeing your pretty stitcheries makes me think I should probably set myself up with a few to work on during my travels. If I stick to some redwork, I wouldn’t have to pack very much.

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  10. You got a lot done! Both of your stitcheries look so cute and your quilt top turned out fabulous. I think your friend would be pleased. :)

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  11. Sheila, I think the quilt turned out great! I'm sure your friend would be very pleased to see her little quilt finished. I love your stitching, too!

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  12. The quilt is very pretty..... she will love it. A lot of blocks in SS to sew together....
    Hugz

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  13. The stitching looks so sweet and your quilt turned out so well.

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  14. Sheila, your embroideries are wonderful! And I love your quilt, so beautiful!

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  15. Great embroideries. I have done the first one and I have the second one printed out. Don't see it getting done for Christmas 2017, maybe you are the insentive I need for 2018.

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