Saturday, 16 January 2010

Friday Night Sew-In: Saturday Morning Report

My beloved went out into the wet and windy Lincolnshire night to fetch us fish and chips for dinner so that I didn't have to think about food as well as the Friday Night Sew-In, bless him.
So, equipped with plenty of cups of tea (in lovely china cups), choccie biccies and dressed in my most cosy cashmere socks (among other things) I was ready to join over 100 people all over the world for the

The first thing I did was finish off this little Sweet Treat bag (Moda pattern).  That was just putting the fastening on and taking the photo,

so I moved quickly on to this Courthouse Steps block for the Sampler Quilt I'm making from Lynne Edwards' book.  The central meeting point isn't very accurate so I'll have another go at that another day but I was pleased with the fabric choices.

I wasn't sure whether to share the next picture as it's definitely a WIP but here goes:

It's a wallhanging I'm working on inspired by  a trip I took on the Norfolk Broads near Stalham earlier this year.  I finished piecing it, put the two borders on and layered the project today.  The rest of the design will be appliqued and sashiko-style quilted.  These are some of the photos I'm working from:

After all that arty excitement I decided to return to the Sampler quilt and a little gentle handstitching to finish the sew-in.  The block was Dresden Plate, one I'd been dreading I have to admit, but it actually went together very well no small thanks to Lynne Edwards' thorough instructions.

I didn't quite get it finished before tiredness overcame me but I'm sure you get the idea and I shall enjoy appliquing the "plate" to the background while sitting in front of the fire this afternoon.  Fortunately all our snow has gone but it is pouring with rain today and very miserable, definitely a sewing day.
I hope everybody else has had a great Sew-In, I'm really looking forward to seeing what you all got up to.  Thanks to Bobbi and Heidi for organising a great party, shall we do it again soon?!


  1. Wow, you were very productive! I love your Sweet Treat bag, how cute! I'm glad you had fun. I did too, I'm from Australia so it was over and posted by the time your Saturday arrives. I hope to see you on my blog too - Hugs Nat

  2. What a lovely evening you had, by the sound of it. I really like the fabrics in your dresden plate. I'd love to see the whole sampler when it's done.

    I hope you share your wallhanging as you progress with it. The photos you are using for inspiration are just gorgeous.

    Thanks for sharing. Regards,


  3. Lovely job on all of your projects! Wasn't the Friday Night Sew-In fun??

  4. I enjoyed seeing your Friday Night Sew In projects, the colors in the Dresden Plate are so vibrant. They will certainly be cheerful fabrics to work with in this cold winter!
    Signing up as a follower of your blog.
    Happy Quilting!

  5. Funny that two of the previous comments used the word "lovely" about your evening, because that's exactly the word that came to mind as I was reading about it, as well! I'll be posting my picture in a bit.

  6. WOW! You got so much done! Friday Night Sew In was a blast! But, now I can't stop thinking about fish and chips!

  7. You sure made a lot of prgress. Wish I could say the same. Love the Dresden plate.

  8. You certainly accomplished alot. And lovely things they are too. I especially like the little bag. Having fish and chips was a great idea too and must have added to the pleasure of the evening! Teresa x

  9. You got into quite a bit of sewing...good for you. I love the colors you chose...especially the courthouse steps. It is fun seeing what everyone else did.

  10. Wow you sure did get a lot done at the sew-in.....
    Looking forward to seeing some of those things finished too so I will pop back often to check it all out..
    Cath Ü

  11. What a cute bag,is that the one you made on Bonni? And the courthouse steps amazing love the brights, they are my favorite. The dresden I feel fits it name I dread doing it but love the results. You go girl!

  12. Your sampler bag is very pretty & I LOVE your DP, kudos to you for hand sewing, I avoid it like the plague!

  13. hi lis,wow you have been busy i am ashamed to bring alice's quilt to crafty time out i've not done much since the last get together.
    love georgie x


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