FNSI - February 2022



I had a lovely day in the sewing room. Nobody home and nowhere that I needed to be until later in the afternoon, so I enjoyed plodding along in there. I tidied up a little bit. Got distracted a little bit. Made some plans. Looked at all of the fun stuff happening at Quiltcon via Instagram. I even installed EQ8 on my big old iMac - I'd only been using it on the laptop and realised that the licence allows me to install it on two devices. All I can say to that is derrrrrr... 

I finally got to some actual sewing - I worked on a couple of custom name cushion orders and have them prepared, quilted and now just need the actual names appliqued on to the fronts.


It had been a while since I'd worked on a kantha-style project. I just love working the slow rhythmic stitches and I'd been thinking about making one of these types of projects for ages.







I have a tub with Japanese Lawn in teeny tiny florals. I've worked with them in the past and like to keep the decent size scraps. I created a panel of teeny lawn florals and sandwiched it with some batting and was all set for some evening stitching.


The proper way to sew the kantha projects is to add and layer the fabric as you go, sewing them down with big stitches. I call mine kantha-style because I like adding lots of rows of big stitches in thick cotton thread (in this case, it's aurifil 12 weight cotton), but I also like to mark lines - sometimes with heat removable ink but mainly with a hera marker.


Anyways, here's how much I got finished last night while I binge-watched "Alone" on SBS on Demand. I've seen season one and started season two yesterday. My husband says that I'll watch just about anything, but I do draw the line and horror movies and medical procedure shows. 


I joined Wendy of Sugar Lane Designs and the crew for Friday Night Sew In (FNSI) as it was the 3rd Friday of the month. Can you believe how quickly this year is speeding by?

Rather than telling me what shows you like, what shows don't you like?


29 comments

Karen's Korner said...

It is a real treat to have the house to yourself with no interruptions. You certainly made the most of the precious time. Good progress on your FNSI project.

Rosie said...

Loving the fabrics in your projects! I seem to watch anything but not if the series goes on forever!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I don't like horror shows or reality tv
love your big stitch project

Fiona said...

great project.... I'm not interested in Horror at all, and minimal reality shows....
Hugz

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Oh how lovely to spend so much time alone sewing :) Your projects are so pretty... I'm with Fiona, not into horror or reality shows! xx

Ondrea said...

Love your hand stitched project and the fabrics are so pretty.

brenda said...

great projects. very talented results. thank you
no reality shows.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Loving your Kantha project, very pretty in lawn.

Scrapatches said...

The fabrics and stitching are beautiful! <3 Pat

Kim said...

Your Kantha pretty is lovely with all those Japanese lawns and big stitching. Why I see a few lawns that I have in my stash. Those cushion covers are lovely, too.

Deb E said...

What a lovely project! Now I'm going to have to make one myself. I love hand quilting, and your project is perfect. Shows I won't watch -- horror, medical procedures, reality (YUK!), the Olympics (it's no longer fair competing for all & China & other countries with no human rights), most every sport. Favorites are those on Netflix and Acorn -- lovely to watch programs from other countries. You have a lovely blog...thanks for sharing.

Katie Kleber said...

Very pretty.
And I *really* don't like "reality" shows. How can people think that is real? It may not be scripted, but they are 100% not "stranded" on an island...do people really think that the camera people, director, "host" are also stranded with no access to water/food/warm? SMH. LOL.
Thank you for sharing!

Susan said...

Its always good to have TV - or company- for that sort of project - which looks great.
I don't watch horror, westerns, sci fi, action movies or sub titled movies - because I want to sew . . . - I dont mind the medical shows, Absolutely HATE reality TV

Raewyn said...

I've since seen a picture of your finished Kantha cushion - it's beautiful! How lovely that you had the house to yourself for a time - I find it's a nice sense of freedom when that happens:-) Shows I definitely don't like/watch are horror and sci-fi!

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Thanks Karen :)

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Thanks Rosie. I am a sucker for little floral prints :)

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Thanks Karen :)

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Thanks Linda. I love working with the lawn. It's almost as nice as Liberty (but a fraction of the price).

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Thanks Pat :)

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

I do love the teeny tiny little floral prints. These lawn fabrics are lovely to use and not super expensive :)

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comment :)

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Thanks for stopping by :)

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

haha so I'm guessing you're not a Married at First Sight fan then :)

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Thank you and yes add Sci-Fi to my list of dislikes too.

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Vicki said...

Your Japanese lawn fabrics are beautiful.

I don't like reality shows (assuming this category doesn't include Bake-Off and Sewing Bee) and I rarely enjoy comedies, especially more recent ones.

Florence Marie said...

beautiful, I stumbled on your pin, I don't usually look at Pinterest I feel my brain is a Pinterest. So many beautiful things I have lots of fabric and always save the scraps, I might try this, I look forward to following your blog,
Thank you it brightened my day

Florence Marie said...

I should proof read, I am glad I went to your Pinterest.

Chookyblue...... said...

Pretty fabrics.... Big stitches would be about all I would do..... My list of likes would be much smaller then the not like...Chick flick../rom com