Saturday, February 20, 2010

my sew-in night!!

How many of you participated in the Friday Night Sew In? I did! I kept forgetting to try to find a sitter for R and/or H, so I didn't get nearly as much as I wanted to done, but oh well! Here is what I did do:
I made the borders for H's Dora quilt. It's going to coordinate but not match R's. These are 6" finished squares as random as I could make it, and no two fabrics are touching in the finished project. Her quilt has theoretically no two Dora fabrics touching, and has three fabrics, but there are about 4 spots where two fabrics match next to each other. More random though right?
I also made my blocks for Rachel's modern siggy block swap. Anyone else doing that one too? I thought I had a pen to sign them with but I must have either lost it or used it all up and tossed it. Bummer. I still have my Facebook Friends Signature Block Swap to make, I planned to do both but was so sick of it when I was done with these I decided to set the other one aside for a week or so and do them latter.
I made the bindings for the other/last two Christmas tree quilts that I meant to have done by Christmas. Ooops! Hehe I am just ahead of the game for next year! Now why is it that I was so intimidated by binding that I bought that stuff from Wrights? I still use it when I wasn't convienance, but I seriously wouldn't have thought to make my own a year ago!.
I made three of the nine patch blocks for A's Simpson's quilt. Believe it or not the bottom middle block is light blue and the one on the right side is bright yellow, silly lighting and camera! Oh well! I have something like 36 blocks cut out of the Simpson's fabric and will be alternating those with these nine-patches. I think it will be cool! (or hot since I am making it with flannel that he picked out!)
I got caught up on my Calender Quilt, up through last night, I have some strips cut for the rest of the month but couldn't pick any more out.
And that's where I decided to call it a night at 10:30. I got started at about 4 when R was watching Beauty and the Beast and H was taking a nap! Too bad R kept waking H up all evening and wouldn't go to bed until 9:45!!! The two glasses of wine I had were not helping either!
This is what was left at the end of the night that I didn't get to. At least I didn't run out of things to do with a ton of motivation still.
I ended my night reading New Moon. I checked it out from the library and am enjoying it a touch more than book one, but still not totally sold on it. I am almost half way through. What I am enjoying is how easy the books are to read and how I can quickly check into and out of that world. some books I am spending time problem solving and other books I have to work my way into it and then when I am interrupted I have a hard time pulling myself out.
I think next time I might try to get together with a girlfriend and/or send the kids away! One of my friends wants to get together to sew sometime I just need to get a weekend day off and have A or a friend watch R with or without H (since she's still at an easy portable adaptable age)
I hope you all had a good Friday night and Sat day even if you didn't spend it at the sew in!


canuckquilter said...

I'm not familiar with the Friday Night Sew in. It sounds like you made the best of it though, with progresson many different projects. I find when I have too many I spend more time deciding where to start than actually accomplishing anything...-Joanne

---"Love" said...

You have been very busy! That's for sure! ---"Love"

Beth said...

I don't know how you got so much done with the little ones there!
It feels good to just sew doesn't it?
You are so organized! I used to be, but lately I seem to just have projects everywhere. sigh
Look forward to seeing your progress.

Katie said...

I didn't hear anything about a Friday night sew-in - you'll have to post about the next one ahead so we all know! But it looks like you got quite a bit done even with the little ones and the wine. I think binding intimidates everyone until they just do it - I know it scared me and I had my mom do it for years!

Christine said...

Very productive! I really enjoyed the Twilight books. They're a great fluff read :) Christine

Anonymous said...

Very busy you have been;) And with kids even;) (The glasses of wine are supposed to saved for AFTER the kids go to bed...LOL) I used to go to a Friday night quilt till you wilt thing. Haven't been able to go in a few years, so I just quilt around the clock at home;)
Happy Quilting!!

Marsha said...

You have accomplished so much! I don't know how you manage with little ones around. Your pictures are great!