Friday, 18 October 2013

FNSI

Hi everyone
I am joining in with Wendy tonight for FNSI.  Just pop over to her blog if  you would like to sign up too.  Thank you, Wendy.
 
I don't have a definite plan yet but I have plenty to choose from.  As I posted earlier, my focus this week has been rotary cutting and sorting my scrap drawer.
 
 
I have been cutting 4" and 5" squares,  2 1/2" strips, and strings only.  I decided this will simplify things because these are the sizes I use most. I don't care for the rotary cutter much, but I have found this task pleasant after all. I have sew many new ideas now that I can see what I have!
 
 
So, what shall I do for FNSI?  Here are my choices:
 
1.  I have 5" base blocks and strings cut and  ready to start a string quilt, could be for Blankets of Love.
 
2. I have enough 4" blocks ready to start another baby quilt for Blankets of Love.
 
3. I have a quilt panel, batting and backing here that I will be machine quilting for a friend.
 
4. My Secret Santa project: the embroidery is nearly finished, then will sew it into a thread catcher and add some goodies to fill it up.
 
5. My Aiming for Accuracy quilts...I've neglected these as I have lost interest.
 
6. My scrap  bag of 2 1/2 inch strips/ Jelly Roll leftovers contains many lengths, but I have had an idea that I could try a quilt along the lines of "Jelly Roll Race Quilt" just the same, even with shorter lengths.  You can find this idea on YouTube if you don't know what I am on about LOL.
 
7. I still need to cut and sort more scraps, but I have made good progress with this project.
 
I will probably work a little on several of these projects.  What goals do you have for tonight? Do you struggle with scrap quilt colours too? I find I have to force myself not to worry too much about what matches or not.
xx debbie
 
 
 
 

16 comments:

  1. i hope to finish the last of my country keepsake xmas decorations,enjoy tonight debbie and have fun.xx

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    1. Those stitcheries are super cute. I just love redwork. xx debbie

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  2. Now that sounds like a plan...have fun.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I had a great time sewing along with everyone. xx debbie

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  3. ha ha - I am hopeless at true scrap - I just cant put 2 blues together or dark green & dark blue - I like CONTROL!!!!
    See you later for FNSI

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    1. Oh dear, me too. I overthink most everything!! I will divide my scraps into dulls and brights only and then make myself work with that only because I know I couldn't stand dusty pink with lime green...xx debbie

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  4. You have lots of projects to choose from.... I will be joining you tonight....
    Hugz

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    1. Great to stitch along with you Fiona. Looks like you got heaps done too! xx debbie

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  5. Finish off something first before starting something else!

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    1. Cheeky girl you are.... can't help it if I have the attention span of a gnat these days.....xx

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    1. It was a productive night here and it looks like you did heaps of stitching too! Love the stitchery colour you chose, so different. xx debbie

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  7. I popped over to see what you did...looks like you had plenty of options to keep you busy.

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    1. Hi, I did keep busy! I just love your swoon blocks, so nice. I have a scrap quilt book that has a block that looks very similar. Must try that someday. xx debbie

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  8. Hi Debbie, hope you had a lovely night. It is always so satisfying to cut scraps up into usable sizes, especially when you already know some of the projects you can use them for. Hope you enjoyed whatever you worked on x

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    1. Hi Tania, FNSI went well here. I also enjoyed your blue and brown tablerunner and even looked up the book you showed. It sounds very interesting. xx debbie

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