Saturday, 6 June 2015

FNWF for June... My Report

Had a great day at Patch group on Friday... & of course I always look forward to FNWF to see what the other ladies are getting up to on their Friday evenings... thank you so much Cheryll for hosting this fun cyber-party!

I couldn't be bothered taking my sewing machine to Patch... so I took a little Aida, some threads & my mag... & got started on a little Christmas design. I wonder which letter will be stitched with it?
( And no, the port was not consumed at Patch!)

I also managed a few more inches of binding on my Retreat quilt, after soccer. That backing is looking really bright, it's really not as bold as this pic shows.
So it was a lovely, chatty, relaxed FNWF for me... & I look forward to visiting everyone else who joined in!
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Speaking of my Patch group, I'm really looking forward to something we're starting at the end of this month - A Friendship Quilt!
There are about 17 of us participating, I think. Each month, we'll be assigned a certain block & different person to make it for, so that in the end every participant will receive 16 blocks; what a gorgeous stack of sewing goodness that will be! At the 12½" before-sewing size, this number of blocks will certainly make up into a fab sized quilt!
Each person will provide their own background fabric, or a fabric they'd like used in each block made for them. This is really going to test (& hopefully improve) my ability to put colours, prints & styles together, so this will be a good learning experience for sure.
Bring It On!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend & thanks for popping by!

23 comments:

sunny said...

Your Friendship Quilt sounds like fun! I try to find projects for sewing day that don't require my machine either. Congrats on your Birthday Party win!!

Michelle Ridgway said...

That sounds like a lovely idea. It's nice to have a special reminder of stitching friends...cute alphabet you are stitching from.

marina said...

athe friendship quilt sounds like a great idea.
pretty cross stitching designs too....hope those stitches stayed straight after that port was consumed..

Grethe said...

Good luck with your cross stitching; How nice that you won the prize at Chookyblue`s birthday party, Loved your 3 posts :-)

shez said...

Hi Anthea ,oh those xmas patterns are so cute and the friendship quilt sounds like a lot of fun,congrats on your win too over at chookys xx

Craft to Do said...

Looks some great FnWF sewing. So glad you are enjoying your quilting group.

Melody said...

Lovely productive FNwF. Well done.

KimM said...

Love your Christmas patterns - they're adorable. Can hardly wait to see your progress on your quilt blocks!!
xxx

Kaisievic said...

Hmm! Which letter I wonder - have fun with your friendship blocks, too.

kiwikid said...

Your stitching letters look lovely...the friendship quilt sounds wonderful...the Bellarine Ladies here have talked about doing something similar, but most have done them before so are hesitant. Hope you have a wonderful time with it!

barb's creations said...

Sounds like you'll have loads of fun working on your friendship quilt, look forward to the reveal of which Santa letter you've been working on as well :) Barb.

retdairyqueen said...

The friendship quilt sounds like a wonderful idea Have fun with it

Fiona said...

lovely sewing, the friendship quilt sounds like fun
Hugz

Helen said...

Have fun with your friendship quilt and cross stitch alphabet!

Maria said...

You have a nice relaxing day at Patch and also for FnwFs... Enjoy your block swap. It is always interesting to make and receive in these swaps...

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Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

Hi Anthea! Looks like interesting secret stitching you have started. The friendship quilt sounds like a lot of fun.

Bev C said...

Hello Anthea,

Good luck with your cross stitch and have fun with your new quilt blocks.

Happy days.
Bev.

Stitching Noni said...

Can't wait to see what letter you're stitching.... Your Friendship Quilt is great idea :o)
Hugs xx

Theresa said...

Sounds like you had a lovely night of hand sewing.

Lin said...

Sounds like a very pleasant day and the friendship quilt is a lovely idea. xx

Susan said...

the friendship quilt sounds like a lovely idea...Lovely cross stitch too.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

What a lovely idea Anthea for the blocks!

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