FNwF May

It was a very busy day in the sewing room on Friday and I feel that I got a lot done, with only mild procrastination.

I found just the right backing in my stash for a quilt. I don't know when I bought the fabric but it's surely been on my shelf for a good 10 years. I guess it was just waiting for the perfect project.

After I basted the quilt, put my sewing table on to the Bernina and the free motion foot and went at it. I got most done until I got the message from my daughter that they were almost back at school after their school excursion to Sydney. I locked up the house and headed over to the school to pick them up (along with some hot chips for dinner). With hubby away on a trip til nex week (he's flying down over and around Antartica for the Aurora Australis), we like easy dinners around here.

After we had full bellies and the kids collapsed after a busy day excursioning, long bus trips I got back into the sewing room to finish the quilting.

I hadn't decided what fabric to bind this quilt with, but after trimming the quilt, I saw that I had enough to make binding with it. Perfect.


This has been one of those quilts which just 'worked'. It's for a blog hop with the fat quarter shop later in the month, so I'll share the whole finished quilt then.

My evening finished off with the news that I won a fab giveaway on Instagram. Yay! 

I joined Cheryll for Friday Night with Friends. Now I'll be popping in to see what everyone got up to last night too.

16 comments

  1. Isn't it wonderful when quilts just come together with little effort! Yay for winning a prize!

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  2. I love it when a plan comes together. Easy dinners were always on the menu when hubs was away back in the day.

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  3. It feels good to use up some fabric that has been around for a while! Can’t wait to see the whole quilt when it is revealed!

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  4. Great to find the perfect backing plus binding! Cool for your husband, I hope he will bring you back some gorgeous photos.

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  5. I love the colours in your quilt and admire your FMQ - one day I will persevere...

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  6. love the meandering quilting.. gives such a great texture.... I would love to see the Aurora lights, that's a wonderful job for your Hubby... hope he gets to see some lovely sights...
    Hugz

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  7. Doing stippling for a quilt is my way of quilting and yours looks great...
    How wonderful your hubby’s flying over the Aurora lights....

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  8. Your stipple quilting looks beautiful, Anorina! You've quilted with really lovely spacing, and consistent stitches. And all in a day! How great is that? So apparently your widely-spaced pin-basting works well for you. I'm curious to know if you've every tried basting spray, either store-bought or homemade. I like to use the homemade type, but actually don't spray-baste as much as I once did. I always feel like I need to do the spraying outdoors, so for the inconvenience of it, I've been pin-basting indoors. Which IG giveaway did you win? Hope it was for fabric!

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  9. Anorina, well done well done. I love the quilting!🔸🌷🍒❤️

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  10. Lovely to have a day & night of sewing...& you were very productive too.
    Thanks for stopping in for FNwF...xox

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  11. You did have a very productive evening. Go you! I look forward to seeing the whole project in the Blog Hop. Congrats on your win. A nice way to end the day.

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  12. Beautiful quilt and wonderful stippling.

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  13. Your quilting is perfect! Love the colours.

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  14. Love the quilt and the quilting is beautiful.

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  15. Love the bright colors and the meandering quilting. Well done, Anorina!

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  16. Isn't it the best when the perfect fabric just appears magically in your own stash? Great job!

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