Saturday, 3 November 2012

1st Friday Night With Friends

Last night I participated in the inaugural Friday Night With Friends ... Another night of crafting to run in conjunction with Heidi & Bobbi's FNSI, launched this month, and to continue (I hope) each month following on the 1st Friday of the month - giving us *two* Friday's of sewing "with friends" - what a FANTABULOUS idea!!!

What's even more fabulous?


I'm here *actually* posting about my evening's achievements, lol!!!

I decided to use last night to get a modicum of prep done for my SKoW quilt, if only to get the ball rolling.  Lol!  I got a lot more done than I expected, though it still looks like not very much, lol!

I started by laying out my current finished blocks on the mat, and cut out the remaining bases for my blocks.  I am pretty happy with the layout I have here, though my perfectionist streak tells me that the value percentages are all haywire, lol!!

And no, Furbie (our youngest) would *not* get off the umbrella block so that I could take the photo - she had to be in the shot!  Lol!  She's the cuddliest of our three kitties, though it does get a bit frustrating when she leaves us with all her black hairs all over things :) ... Oh, and we did have some LOVELY rain last night, from about 2am when I finally got to bed ... so maybe she was trying to tell me something?!!! *giggle*

I have pinned a label onto each block so I know exactly what they are for ... and then pinned each row together from top to bottom as I did the pellon earlier in the week.

I was also able to push through and get six blocks prepped for their needle turn, adding in the stitchery details with my micron pen so I don't have to go back and draw that up once the appliqué is done ... it's all ready to go.

Clockwise from top left : "A good book to read", "Birdsong in the morning", "Family",
"Butterflies fluttering", "Sunshine on my face", "Presents to share"
So, six blocks ready to get stuck into ... the rest of the blocks cut, ready to be prepped once these are done.  I am hoping to get as much of these six done as soon as I can since I was asked by a close friend if I would redo the (pathetic!!!) hand quilting on the quilts she purchased online for her girls - that's three single bed quilts, requested in two weeks!! LOL!  At least she's said she's prepared to pay me well for it!!  It'll be a big job, just from looking at the photos she sent me!! (I'll get more of a close up tomorrow when we catch up at church).

So, that's where I'm up to ... and a touch of where I am going headed over the next month.

Now, to go get some lunch, before getting stuck into some needle turn appliqué ... Oh, and I have floors to clean today too!!!  Better get a move on!!!


Michelle Ridgway said...

You certainly got a lot of work done and now you get to do the fun part. Cute kitty.

Bev C said...

Hello Larissa,

Great work on your quilt. You are wonderful to do all that work for your friend. Good luck with it.

Happy days.

Noela said...

You achieved a great deal on your quilt. The prep work is sometime the hardest to do. It will be downhill from here I'm sure. Hugs.....

barb's creations said...

Geee you got a lot don in one night,well done! :) Barb.

Cheryll said...

Great to see FnwF helped! :)

Narelle said...

Wow! I'd say you had a SUPER FNWF :)
All your preparation will help speed things up.

Sisbabestitches said...

Wow Larissa you have gotten masses done, the blocks will be so much fun now you have such fabulous prep work finished. Your goal is definitely in sight :) How disappointing for your friend, though sort of a bonus for you.

Wendy B said...

Wow Larissa....lots done in your corner!!! and the prepping is the painful part!!!! You must feel absolutely wonderful now! Don't you just love virtual stitching with friends??? I managed to get a bit done too!!! Can't wait till next one!
xox sugary hugs
wendy :O)

Fiona said...

great progress... I also like to have my pieces all labelled and together.... lots of prep work done... now to sew sew sew

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