Friday, March 19, 2010

March's Friday Night Sew In

I didn't get everything I wanted to done, but have to call it a night anyways. I work at 8 tomorrow and I ran out of my favorite neutral thread. In addition to that, H isn't feeling well, R is asking for attention....I did have about an hour after they went to bed finally. I did manage to fold a little laundry (all the girls stuff) before bed time. Eh....

So here's what I got to tonight for my Friday Night Sew In.:
This is H's Dora quilt to sort of match R's. I can't wait to get them both quilted and show you them in all their glory. This is an over sized toddler quilt, and R's is an over sized twin.Here are some blocks ready for cutting (but got too tired to cut) for next months APQ swap....I still haven't decided if I am going to keep the "twins" or not...I am leaning towards not.
These are the Facebook Friends Signature Swap blocks (and their left-overs) that I got to sewing before I ran out of thread...25 complete, 25 half way there and:

25 cut and marked (except for those top five light leafy batiks) and 25 cut. I need to finish marking tomorrow when I have more patience and then sew them up. I don't think it will take too long once things are marked. The line down the back to get triangles is my least favorite part!

How did the night go for you all?

Don't forget tomorrow (sat) is National Quilting Day!!

8 comments:

Katie said...

Looks like you got a lot done even with the kids needing attention! Have you ever heard of The Angler for sewing half-square triangles without marking? It's hard to explain, but I've used it and it works very well - if you ask at your local quilt shop they probably have it and can explain it (much better in person!). And it's not too pricey (I think mine was about $5 a few years back). Of course, I forgot I had it and drew lines all over the place for the last quilt I made using them...

Marsha said...

You accomplished quite a bit! The girls quilts are great, can't wait to see the finished results. Hope H is feeling better today and you get lots of quilting time!

seventhsister26 said...

Some sewing is better than no sewing;) Kids can be a great distraction, and great inspiration. I don't imagine some of us would have ever picked up quilting if weren't for having little one's to make something for;)
Happy Quilting!!

---"Love" said...

Seems to me you had a very productive sew in; I love all the fabrics!
Thanks, Katie for the reminder about The Angler. I have one, and keep forgetting to use it! That's just one of those gadgets I mentioned in my last blog. I need to dig that out! ---"Love"

canuckquilter said...

You got some sewing done, even with the kiddies needing you. I really like the fabrics you're using for your Facebook Friends swap. -Joanne

Beth said...

How did you get all that done with the little ones neeed you? I think you got a lot finished.
I can't wait to see the Dora quilts.

Christine said...

Great job! You got a lot accomplished! :) Christine

a good yarn said...

My goodness Lisa you manage to get such a lot done while caring for your family. H's quilt is looking fabulous and I bet the girls will enjoy snuggling under their quilts. Cheers, Ann :-)