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:

Chookyblue...... said...

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

Susan said...

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

marina said...

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

Jeanette said...

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

Michell said...

That ruler sound interesting. Stitchery looks lovely

WoolenSails said...

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

Debbie

Val Spiers said...

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

Cath said...

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

Jennifer said...

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.

Christine said...

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!

Michelle Ridgway said...

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

Jane Galley said...

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

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

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

Karen said...

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?

Anonymous said...

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

Cheryll said...

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

KaHolly said...

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

Helen said...

Lovely stitching, the quilt looks lovely !

Leanne said...

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

retdairyqueen said...

Nice basted quilt
Roses look lovely

Maria said...

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

Sheila said...

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

Vicki said...

What a productive FNSI. The quilt looks amazing.

Sandra said...

All that pinning looks so busy, great work

Sue SA said...

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!

kiwikid said...

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

Lyn said...

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

Grethe said...

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

Mistea said...

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

Heather S said...

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

Barb said...

I love love your butterfly quilt!

Charlie and Wendy said...

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

Shari said...

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?

Anthea said...

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!

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

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

Farm Gate Creations said...

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

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