Saturday, December 10, 2011

Friday Night Sew-In Results

I didn't sit down at my sewing machine until 10:30 last night. I didn't really expect to get anything done but my husband kept pestering me to go do something. So I did and surprised myself with how much I got done.

 My husband casually mentioned this week that a guy at work and his wife were expecting a baby during the holidays. I asked if they would like a quilt (expecting the answer to be no), and he said yes. I had 2 charm packs each of Egg Blue and Chartre green bella solids (minus 2 squares of each colour that I used for a failed block). I decided to make a bunch of half square triangles. I got 22 pairs sewed together Wednesday night and 60 pairs sewed together last night. I started cutting them but since it was getting late I decided it was probably best to stop using the rotary cutter and started another project!

I have had a jelly roll of Prayer Flag for a few months and bought a cream jelly roll about a month ago to go with it. Sewing them in pairs, then I will cut them up into blocks. This quilt will be a gift sometime next year. Just needed some mindless sewing. I got 4 pairs sewed together last night.

One project I had got out but didn't get to, was making this stack of flannel into pillow cases for my kids. Hope to do it this week when they are at school and use the pillowcases to "wrap" odd shaped Christmas presents.

This week, my husband and I moved my sewing table and stuff into our bedroom. It had been in the garage but it is getting too cold to be out there. I had been using the kitchen table but was getting a little sick of moving my stuff back and forth everyday. Now I can just crawl out of bed and start sewing.

Go here to visit Heidi's blog to see what everyone else got done last night.


  1. What a great idea to make pillowcases to wrap presents in! Hmmm....

    Congratulations on a successful FNSI!

  2. wow - you got ALOT done, especially for starting so late! Very cool - good luck getting your projects done on time!!


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