Saturday, May 17, 2014

Friday Night Sew In ..........

Thanks Wendy for getting us all together on Friday night.... even though I sew most nights it's still fun to sew knowing that lots of others are sewing at the same time....

I basted a quilt during the morning ....


.. and then in the evening after a nice piece of lamb Hubz watched the footy so I got out and sewed a few leaves.....


today I am doing a bit of quilting (it's still Friday somewhere in the world!)

I treated myself to some of these rulers which guide the free motion foot so I am having a go with them....  I have struggled with tension issues when using the walking foot so this seems a good option for me....


This is a pocket base for a bag.....

.. don't you think I am awfully clever to have both hands there and take a photo at the same time? 

My roses are having their last flourish before winter... have had a bit of wind the last couple of days so my garden is a bit confettified....


Righto, Gotto Go...... bag to make....

I hope you all have a lovely weekend

36 comments:

  1. busy day I like the one you are pinning.........my roses are pretty sad what didn't die in the drought...........

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  2. busy as always...I don't mind rose confetti!...much better than weeds.
    Hope the rulers work out - clever idea that!

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  3. lovely stitching!
    now what is happening with those pins there are some non conforming pins pointing in the wrong direction?
    taking pics 'no hands' now...so clever.
    have a great weekend

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  4. Love the stitchery. Let me know what you think of the rulers. Hugs, xx

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  5. That ruler sound interesting. Stitchery looks lovely

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  6. Love your butterfly quilt, that is so beautiful. Stitching is a nice way to relax at night.

    Debbie

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  7. The quilt is lovely and so is the stitchery. The ruler looks like a good idea. Three hands eh!
    valspierssews

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  8. I love the quilt you are pinning.....so pretty and lovely stitching too. We have had a lovely run with the roses over the last few weeks but i think they are at their last now.
    Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

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  9. Our roses are flourishing now that the big tree is gone, perhaps they didn't like growing under its canopy. I use my walking foot and seam guide for straight lines.

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  10. It's such a happy quilt, the one you are pinning. Every block has made me smile.
    Joy had something to say about tension with a walking foot...if only I could remember what and your roses are so much more luxuriant than mine!

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  11. A pretty quilt waiting in the wings. Lovely work on your stitchery. Your roses are beautiful x

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  12. How was it stitching with the ruler, did it stay in place easily? I'm sure it's going to look wonderful

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  13. Gorgeous projects....you had a good night....

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  14. The quilt you pinned is looking wonderful. So close to finished.
    Good luck with all the quilting. Were you happy with the results from using the rulers?

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  15. Wow little widgets quilt is looking fantastic Fiona,and I love that you have another set of hands to take a pic while sewing,you clever chicky,have an awesome weekend my friend.xx

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  16. I thought all women had 3 hands... Together with eyes in the back of their heads!
    Did the ruler work for you?

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  17. Oooh, that quilt looks beautiful! Can't wait to see it all finished!

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  18. Lovely stitching, the quilt looks lovely !

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  19. Your quilt is beautiful Fiona, I love the colours. Cute stitching to.

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  20. Nice basted quilt
    Roses look lovely

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  21. Your retry quilt is now ready to quilt. The quilting tool looks great.
    Nice stitching ....
    Such pretty roses..

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  22. Lots of pins in your quilt , it looks very pretty . Cute stitchery going there too , have fun making the bag and enjoy the weekend . Hugs Sheila

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  23. What a productive FNSI. The quilt looks amazing.

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  24. All that pinning looks so busy, great work

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  25. I just think your clever managing to stitch a straight line and hold the ruler! Oh and getting the photo to work what with the light on the machine confusing my auto flash on the camera, all my close up photos fail!

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  26. Does this mean you have three hands????? Is that why you get so much done??Lol!! Love the look of your quilt with the butterflies! Your stitchery looks lovely. Our roses have all but finished just a few single flowers around! have a great Sunday!
    xx

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  27. Love the quilt..you had a productive time ..and what are the rulers called..they look useful..

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  28. What a lovely butterfly quilt-to-be,
    Good luck and Happy stitching :-)

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  29. Lovely butterflies. Sweet berries.
    So you've acquired the extra hands all mothers use! Clever.

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  30. WOW that quilt is looking great. You were busy. Gorgeous roses.

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  31. I love love your butterfly quilt!

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  32. Lovely looking quilt, looks a pretty design. Your stitchery is beautiful too, hugs Wendy

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  33. um, WOW, that butterfly quilt is stunning! Aha...now I know how you manage to get so much done, and I thought you were just focused and well organizes (not to mention talented). In reality you have two sets of hands. How truly useful...or are you just extremely nimble and used your feet?

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  34. Fiona, oh dear I hope you are feeling better, nasty colds are a pest!
    The confetti'd garden is so pretty, and your quilting is very clever... however, methinks that the glove on the right has no hand in it, am I right?! Otherwise, it would be a super-clever selfie!

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  35. Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous! That quilt makes me smile so big looking at it.
    :) :) :)

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  36. Now that's talent...did you use your feet to take the photo.....or hubby.

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