FNSI January

Just stopping in quickly today to share my sewing from last nights FNSI. I joined a bunch of creative ladies in the Friday Night Sew In, hosted by Wendy over at Sugarlane Quilts.





I played with my 2.5" squares from my scrap tub and put together my first blocks for the pattern I'm planning on sharing next week. I'm so glad that I had a play with this block early because I found that the block was much bigger than I'd expected. If I made the amount of blocks I'd planned for the quilt, in this size, I'd have a huge 160" square quilt. Can you imagine wrangling that around a sewing machine to quilt?!?!?

Then I felt the need for a bit of hand sewing, so I sat down and made a few hexies while we watched television before bedtime. 




We started watching a show on SBS on Demand called The Bridge based in the US/Mexico. I think it's a very similar storyline to the original Scandinavian The Bridge and the UK/French version called The Tunnel. If you like drama/policey/investigaty type shows, this might be something you may enjoy.

Okay, time to go and get ready for party number 2. We celebrated my birthday with a family lunch and later on this evening I'm having a few friends over. Busy, busy, busy :)




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  1. Such lovely bright cheery fabrics your using for both the Scrappy projects and hexies..
    Happy Belated Birthday Wishes...

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    1. Thank you Maria. Hopefully this helps make a good dent in my scrap tub.

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  2. Hope you enjoyed your birthday lunch! Loving those scrappy blocks.

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    1. Thank you so much. It was really lovely to have the family over.

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  3. Belated Birthday greetings! I'm just imagining quilting a 160" quilt on any machine - whew! Glad you didn't get too far on that before you realised. The design looks intriguing. Cute scrappy hexies.

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    1. LOL it would have been hilarious and horrendous to quilt all at once.

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  4. Happy Birthday Again haha
    I love your hexie flowers of course,
    Gosh, aren't we the luckiest ever? good times, mountains of scraps

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  5. Happy birthday. Those blocks look interesting.

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  6. Happy Birthday! Beautiful scraps love them all! Have you ever made a blog on how you sew your hexies together?

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    1. Thank you so much. No, I've never written about how I sew my hexies together, though I know there are a lot of great tutorials and versions out there. I really like watching the Sue Daley YouTube videos on English Paper Piecing. Her work is stunning.

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  7. Hope you had a wonderful birthday. Those blocks are l9vely. Loooove your hexies.

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    1. Thanks Ondrea. It was a really lovely weekend (with some great slow soaking rain).

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  8. Such beautiful happy scraps....the hexie flowers are lovely. Hope your 2nd celebration was great xx

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    1. Thank you and yes it was fun to catch up with friends. It felt as though there were about a hundred kids over too and they all ranged between 7-14 so had a great old time running about out in the backyard in the rain.

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  9. What beautiful bright scrappy blocks. Looks like a productive evening.

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    1. Thank you Vicki. Yes it was nice to just sit and sew. Leftovers for dinner tonight so I'll have plenty of sewing time again. Yay!

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  10. Such beautiful and bright scraps, the quilts will be beautiful.

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    1. Thank you Cheryl. I'm certainly a sucker for a scrap quilt project :)

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  11. Those fabrics just make me smile. Such joy in bright colors!

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    1. Isn't it great how bright and colourful fabric can make us happy?
      Enjoy the rest of your weekend :)

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  12. A beautiful set of blocks! Love the hexies too. Hope you had a great birthday celebration.

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    1. Thanks Kate. It was a really fun weekend, though like all good things, over too quickly.

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