Friday, 23 January 2015

'Friday Night Sew In' & Things To Share

Wendy at Sugarlane Designs is back on deck again this year as FNSI Queen - thanks so much Wendy! I love to sew at times like this, simultaneously(ish) with about 50 other ladies from all over the world.

Today I went to my Patchwork group & got some great sewing done... I thought I'd take the plunge & start a new project... because of course I have no UFOs or WIPs at the moment, ha ha...
I just couldn't wait any longer to play with my beautiful Kate Spain 'Honey Honey' charm squares... my new project needs 96 sets of half-square triangles & I managed to get 60 sewn today.
This is a project that will fit in around others & eventually be something just for me.
 I'm stacking them in groups of 10 so I don't lost count!
The evening saw me doing a little more on my 'Birdhouse Row' - so easy - one eye on the cross stitching, half an eye on the Australian Open tennis & the other half an eye on the cricket.
Thank You Wendy for hosting us again for this wonderful evening of stitching & friends.
The list of ladies is HERE
 
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A Friday morning delivery from the Missouri Star Quilt Company has my mouth watering... more Kate Spain, this time it's 'Horizon'... And also some delicious Fig Tree Fabrics 'Somerset' charms & layer cake plus some yardage. Three stunning projects are planned with all this...
 
Despite them being so very different, Kate Spain & Fig Tree Fabrics are two of my absolute faves, so this box is the best fabric-y eye-candy I've seen in ages. Big Swoon Right Here!
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I'm all up-to-date with my Sew Sweet Simplicity BOM blocks... & after trying a slightly different way of sewing my Flying Geese units, they're turning out so much better... I was not going to be beaten by a fabric goose!
Gotta confess, I'm mighty pleased with my precision joins here!
My Sewing Space is about to become a whole lot more comfortable to spend time in... we're doing a re-vamp of the air conditioning here at home... will keep us all happy... Exciting!

~ Have a Wonderful Weekend & Thanks For Stopping By ~

29 comments:

Lyn said...

Lots of lovely things in this post..projects and new supplies..love Fig Tree too..very accurate piecing there..what are Missouri Quilts like to deal with..postage and delivery time to our part of the world???

Katherine said...

Wow you got a lot done for FNSI with all those charm squares.
Love your birdhouse CS too and the blocks look great. But I think that stash edition is looking fairly wonderful! Can't wait to see what you have in mind for them.

Jeanette said...

You were busy for FNSI Anthea. Lots of lovey projects. Love the yummy goodies from the Missouri Star Quilt Co. Your BOM blocks look fabulous. Hugs,xx

marina said...

you go girl! what a productive night.
love your new projects, they are stunning.
your bom blocks are coming along beautifully, those points are very impressive. such a great feeling when points meet so perfectly.
well done!

Fiona said...

I think the quilting bug has bitten you..... your blocks are just lovely and such beautiful new fabrics to play with.....
Hugz

Sharmayne said...

I totally missed the Friday night stitching this time, (in the midst of dental work), but I've popped in here to give you a VERY big THANKYOU for the wonderful package that arrived for the Aussie Swap!!! Love all the bits & pieces & in the process of blogging about it now.
Sharm
countryfragrance.blogspot.com
in case you want to see the pic of your goodies. I've also done a link back to your blog :)

Sisbabestitches said...

Oh the hst in Honey Honey sounds yummy ;) How could you only have 1/2 an eye on the Cricket, it was such a great game! Oh I am swooning myself over that fabricky goodness, lucky you're so far away, lol. Well done on mastering fg- the different ways of making them are definitely worth a look when you are struggling. Your blocks are so cheery, well done on such sharp points. Quilter is a term you easily merit :)

Michelle Ridgway said...

You certainly had a lovely big FNSI lots of lovely sewing happening... Love your blocks xx

kiwikid said...

Love the new fabric, and your blocks are beautiful!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Beautiful projects love the blocks xx

Lin said...

Lots of lovliness Anthea and sounds like a great stitching day. xx

Ondrea said...

You have certainly been very productive. Make sure you don't drool too much over your new stash additions.

KimM said...

Wow! You've been a busy stitcher. Love it all.
Hugs
xxx

Just Sew Sue said...

Your HSTs would make a great elader and ender project.

Just Sew Sue said...

Sorry I meant leader

Jeneta said...

You've done a lot! I love The Missouri Star Quilt Co but have not ordered from them as yet. Fig Tree fabrics are a bit of a favourite of mine as well; so beautiful. Yay for new air conditioning!!

Jeneta said...

You've done a lot! I love The Missouri Star Quilt Co but have not ordered from them as yet. Fig Tree fabrics are a bit of a favourite of mine as well; so beautiful. Yay for new air conditioning!!

Narelle said...

Lots of yummy fabrics and great colours in your blocks ... love them :)

Janet said...

Kate Spain is my all time favourite fabric designer. I have a lot of her fabric and haven't done anything with it yet!! Love your BOM blocks. Great colours and great work on them.

Maria said...

WOW !!! you sure got a lot done. Yes your blocks are great and that gorgeous fabric may be for the girls quilts ???

Karen's Korner said...

Gorgeous fabrics and you were certainly very productive. Great work.

FloS said...

Hi Anthea ! I love your fabrics !! and your blocs are wonderful !!
You are very busy !
Florence

Yvonne W said...

The Kate Spain fabrics are very pretty. Not used them before. And what a stash you have received there! You did have a productive night on FNSI.

barb's creations said...

Love the colours in the charm packs you're using for your quilt and who couldn't love fi tree fabrics as they are just soooo gorgeous!! Love your cross stitch it looks so effective just using the one colour :) Barb.

Charlie and Wendy said...

You have been so busy and all your projects look beautiful. Your joins look amazing! Love your shopping too.

O'faigh said...

Hi Anthea, thoroughly enjoyed catching up your post. Kind Regards, O'faigh

Kim said...

Lots of loveliness here. Horizon is such a great range have a couple of projects planned to use mine.

KAYLEE said...

WOW lots of yummy goodness there from Missouri Star Anthea. I haven't even looked on their site for so long no with the exchange rate so bad and they have increased their postal rates as well. Your Sew Sweet Simplicity blocks are so lovely Anthea.

Käthe said...

Du warst aber fleißig !
Liebe Grüße
Käthe

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