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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Friday Night Sew In was…Sew In

I felt really productive last night.  Little bits of this and that but it adds up to a lot!  First, I finished thirty of these blocks for DD # 3’s quilt.  I had started them earlier in the week but ran out of pieces and had to cut more, which I did on Thursday evening in preparation.  130 blocks finished and only 65 left to go.


Next up is my November Christmas Block Swap block, finally finished.  I’m only showing a side view of this to keep my swap partner in suspense.


Then I made the label for this quilt which we are raffling today at our local craft sale.  I was there most of the morning and already spent $100 – have to go back at 4 p.m. for the raffle draw and I’ll probably spend more!!!


Then I made these three blocks for a new quilt that I have been itching to start. 


My plan is to make a quilt based on the setting in this small quilt that I made a while back.  IMG_2624

I will need seven blocks in each colour and I know already that I don’t have enough yellows and oranges in my string scrap basket.  I may have to cut into yardage (gasp!).    I thought it was Freudian that I started with the red blocks – I love red, as you know if you’ve looked at my blog.  When I see those red blocks together I almost think I should just make an all red quilt!  Not enough red strings though.

And finally here are my postage stamp leader/ender blocks from last night.  I now have more than 450 of these blocks.  Another 100 or so and I’ll start putting them together into a quilt top.


A very successful Friday Night Sew In!



  1. Lots of really beautiful blocks, Janet! But I gasped when I saw the red string blocks. Like you, I LOVE RED!!!!!! : D I have a red quilt drawn up, and some fabrics cut.









    ~ Ronda

  2. You got such a lot done - did you sleep at all??????
    love, love, love the stippy reds....

  3. omg, the red quilt! Now that is truly gorgeous. I love the rest of them, but the red has me! Thank you so much for sharing. I just read the purple quilt story, very touching. Don't you think you were meant to have it? It warms your body and your heart, hard to beat that combo. Good for you rescuing it! Elaine

  4. Wow you did get a lot done. I finished one project and it really is just a learning project. I need to make about 6 for gifts and I think by the end of the night I certainly figured out what I should and should not do. Number one is better color choices.

  5. Is Friday longer where you are than where I am? How did you get so much done? Fantastic, all of it!

  6. DD#3 should be very pleased with the quilt you are making for her. I love the color combo.
    BTW, what is the flowers in your header? they are beautiful.


  7. Woww that was a productive night. Did you sleep at all?

    I too love the look of the red blocks.

  8. I know I'm late commenting but WOW you were busy on FNSI. Good onya!