Sewing tonight…




well, I hope to be anyway πŸ™‚ Tonight is July's Friday Night Sew In – I've not decided just what to sew yet but I will definitely be sewing something. Click on the link in my sidebar to sign up and join in πŸ™‚




I've realised that I really need to get some actual quilting done – I've two quilts now sitting waiting attention one of which has been finished and basted for months now. I should do something about them. Very soon. Poor Catherine has been waiting for her quilt for ages – here's a pic of the finished top…



Now – a little confession. I started this a. long. time. ago. It was the second of the Red Barn Quilt Alongs. It was supposed to be a zigzag design. When I laid it out I didn't take to the zig zagginess of it and so it morphed into pinwheels…eventually. I abandoned it for quite a long time. Possibly 18 months of abandonment during which time I would occasionally guilt myself into sewing a pinwheel or two. Now it's finished I quite like it and wonder why I was so reluctant to sew it together. I am wondering if it needs a black border. I'd rather not as I'd like it finished. The hold up now is how on earth to quilt it. I am no quilter. If I practised then I could aspire to some vaguely competent quilting some day but I'm far too busy starting new projects to fit in some practice! I can see that something more than quilt in the ditch is called for here as the blocks are 16" square. But what? Something easy is required. I contemplated Big Stitch quilting but again – what design. I don't think that just sewing around the triangles will do the trick. I will gladly accept any advice πŸ™‚

I've also got my Lynette Anderson My Garden quilt to attend to – it's been waiting for months now. I love it and want it finished and hanging on the wall. I bought a pretty little heart template for the border…nothing has happened yet. I need to locate some quilting mojo asap!

(and regarding my penchant for starting things new – I keep looking at the Bow Tie quilt a long. I have 'just' the right fabric for that!)

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3 Responses to Sewing tonight…

  1. Carole says:

    I’ve just clicked on the link and read the instructions for that bow-tie quilt. I looked at the pictures and I still have no idea how they got from the first set of pics to the last LOL
    Think I’ll stick to cross stitching…

  2. Nicky says:

    Hope you’re enjoying your FNSI! It’s the morning after here, so I must take some pics. Your pinwheel top is stunning, good luck with that quilting!

  3. Miriam says:

    Have fun sewing.
    you sound like me… all the starts and no time to practice quilting! lol

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