Saturday, February 18, 2017

February FNSI

Hello! I had a short week with Friday off of work, so of course I planned on sewing all day and evening. I even got out of cooking dinner by going to a local meat market that has $5 sandwiches on Friday and getting some other goodies for the rest of the weekend.  I signed up for Friday Night Sew In (FNSI):

My day began with the second clue posted for the Scrap Dance Two Step. Here is the link:
I made all of the hourglass blocks as directed. So far, I am keeping up with Carole's mystery!
Next up, I had spotted this beauty on Instagram the other day and knew I needed to make one. Can you say squirrel? I have no girl baby quilts in my stash, so between my overflowing scrap bins and that I already had the block pattern in an old magazine--I had to begin! By the way, the block pattern is in Quilt Sampler Spring/Summer 2014.
 I dug in and started making a teal/aqua version for my FNSI and the RSC17.
I also cut everything for a purple block last night and sewed it together this morning. For the backgrounds, I am using whites and low volumes from that scrap bin too. I just finished cutting out a red block. The blocks are 15 inches big, so all it will take is nine blocks for a good sized baby quilt. I am thinking some straight line quilting and a minky backing will be perfect once I get the blocks done. This could end up being a weekend finish with Monday off too!

23 comments:

  1. Fabulous, love that you are keeping up with the mystery!! Great use of your RSC blocks too!

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  2. I love log cabin quilts and I love your blocks -- so pretty!

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  3. Woohoo! You got lots accomplished! The log cabin blocks are super pretty.

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  4. Gorgeous purples and teals in your blocks. Looking forward to seeing how the mystery quilt ends up.

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  5. You're a very busy squirrel, gathering just the right new projects.

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  6. How good is it to have a day off work and only have to think about sewing? Perfect!
    Good to see you keeping up to date. And the log blocks look like a lot of fun in all the different colours.

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  7. Looks like you had a lovely day off! It's great to now and then have a day to just sew and be creative :-) Love your blocks!

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  8. Lovely☺ excited to see it finished!

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  9. Wow! I love a mystery quilt. Thinking of joining in myself!!! Your RSC17 quilt blocks are perfect for this challenge too.

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  10. I love those type of log cabin blocks! They will be perfect for the rainbow effect! Have fun with more sewing today and tomorrow!

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  11. You are making great use of your time off work - your log cabin blocks are gorgeous and a perfect Squirrel project!!

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  12. Love your log cabin blocks--it's going to be a fun quilt!

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  13. I love these blocks; they make such a statement when they're all together!

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  14. I love these pretty log cabin blocks! :) Continue to enjoy the long weekend:)

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  15. No wonder you had to make that quilt! It is gorgeous and the blocks you have made so far are amazing. Can't wait to see it finished.

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  16. The points in your hour glass blocks meet perfectly. Happy stitching on your long holiday weekend!

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  17. Great Hour Glass Blocks and I love your bright Log Cabin ones...

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  18. Love your log cabin circles. Hope you've had a lot of time to sew today.

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  19. It was a great long weekend! Looks like you accomplished quite a bit in the sewing room. Yay for some creative time! The log cabin blocks are wonderful.

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  20. You got lots done during your long weekend. Love the new project you've got started.

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  21. your blocks are soooo beautiful!!! i love them <3

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  22. Your blocks are so beautiful! Those hourglass blocks are so tiny and pretty! I think a curved log cabin is in my future! Pinning this one! Thank you for sharing! So glad I found you on My Quilt Infatuation!

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