Saturday, April 18, 2020

April FNSI


I joined in with Wendy and others for FNSI on Friday night.... even though I hand sew virtually every evening there is something about sewing with others isn't there?  Well in my little dreamworld there is.....

I finished my little angel wallhanging this week.  It goes perfectly in my sewing room.

The stitchery was offered as a freebie by The Quilters Angel on their 'tribe' facebook page.... feel free to join in the support and fun during social distancing when we can't get together....


I love that fabric I used in the borders... I've had that fat quarter for ages waiting for just the right project.

Last night I added the last stitches for this Field Journal picture....  I had got quite a bit done over a video chat and sew with Michelle....appreciating technology during social distancing


I really am enjoying doing these so much

Today I continued with some sewing.... leaders and enders were done and another round is together on my scrappy pineapple blocks...



I was leading and ending whilst sewing up these HST's to make up this little quilt


I went in search for some backing and made the binding too....


... and now it is safely in the Quilting Queue.....

My other most favourite technique is needleturn applique and I finished off this centre this week....


LOVE fits in a circle made up with lots of different elements... it's going to take me a while but i have started on making some tiny little circles for berries....

My favourite tools for doing needleturn is the fine bottom line threads and using a colour to match the fabric.  I like the size 11 milliners needles as they are lovely and fine, and then my lovely old thimble that used to belong to Granny and serrated edge scissors that are great for snipping the fabric.  

Righto, Gotto Go..... off to trim up the pineapple blocks and cut a bunch of white strips to do the next round....  but first a cuppa tea....

Hope you have a lovely weekend..... and manage to get some time doing something you love...

Keep safe, keep smiling, keep stitching.....

19 comments:

Karen's Korner said...

Your quilting angel wallhanging is gorgeous. Funny how we hang onto a piece for ages for just the right project. Your pile of pineapple blocks is growing nicely and I love that HST quilt.

White Rose said...

Hi Fiona how lovely you and Michelle got to have a sit and sew over the internet,and you both got alot done.
I love your needleturn word Love its beautiful and well done with all your other work my friend,its always nice to pop in and see what you have achieved,hope you have a lovely weekend Fiona,stay safe xx

Jane said...

I love your mini quilt, the hanger is really pretty

loulee said...

Wow, loads to see.
Your stitchery is lovely, especially the poppy. I love poppies.
I see the HSTs had a turn... :-)

Maria said...

The border fabrics is just right for the sweet mini you stitched...
Pretty stitching on your Field Journal flower..
The HST made a cute little flimsy and the pile of pineapples are growing...

Jennifer said...

Can't start anything without a cuppa......love your projects, Fiona!

Julie said...

How wonderful that you could have a sit & chat & sew with Michelle - we sure are lucky in this lockdown to have our technology. I can video chat my grandsons each day. All your new projects are so pretty Fiona. I hope you enjoy your cuppa.

Sheila said...

Lots of beautiful stitching both by hand and machine . ♥️

kiwikid said...

Lovely you had time with Michelle, nothing better than a catch up even a virtual one. Lovely stitching Fiona, the half square triangles quilt is very pretty, pineapple block heap is growing, love the poppy block. Your needle turn applique is beautiful too.

Jeanette said...

Love your quilting angel. So pretty. Your other projects are lovely. Hugs,xx

Louise said...

That border fabric is really lovely! I can see why you've been saving it for something special. It's a pleasure to see all your little projects and pretty threads and fabrics :)

Cheryll said...

Very productive Fiona... xox

CathyC said...

love the HST's and such a beautiful wall hanging :)

Karen S said...

Great finish with the wall hanging and the field journal embroidery.Both gorgeous. Loving the HSTs too. Always a favourite here.
Lovely work on your needle turn.

Michelle Ridgway said...

LOVE your quilting Angel....she is in my pile. Your quilting pile has some beautiful tops waiting. Your needleturn is gorgeous....it's going to be so pretty xx

Chrissie said...

What a sweet wallhanging, love it. Your pineapple blocks are certainly growing. Looking forward to seeing your Love project grow. xcx

Lin said...

Such pretty applique and the wallhanging looks lovely - I agree, pretty border fabric. A nice stitchy FNSI then. xx

Janice said...

Another pretty mini to hang in your sewing room. The pineapple blocks are really growing now. And the HST quilt is gorgeous. I love the colours of “Love”. So different from the blues on the book.

Raewyn said...

You have been sew busy - getting lots done which is great to see. I Love your Love stitching - it sounds like an interesting project. (Oh I've just read Janice's comment and have clicked where it's come from!) And the Quilters Angel project is lovely too. I remember that fabric range, of the FQ you had tucked away for a rainy day - it was lovely and sold well in the shop! Beautiful HST project too.

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