Saturday, January 16, 2010

Friday Night Sew-in

Last night I joined Heidi for the Friday Night Sew-in that attracted almost 150 of us sewers/crafters. I can't wait to visit the sites today to find out what everyone did. I decided to work with a couple of turnovers I got over the holidays....they are a Christmas pack by Mary Engelbreit. I can't remember the line, but it is very bright and not necessarily Christmasy. It may become a quilt for one of the granddaughters!! I sorted........

Then I chain stitched...........

I pressed and pressed.....love that little iron from Sears....

Squared up all the blocks to 5 1/2 inches...........

Then I started arranging on my design wall (flannel backed tablecloth pinned to the wall in the hallway).......I know I will change some of the blocks as I add more. I have not worked with turnovers before and actually very little half square triangles....I hate the bias side. But this was easy and I didn't have any real problem so it made my evening of sewing enjoyable!

I didn't have any snacks while I was sewing because we had eaten a great meal out earlier and I was very full! Something to drink, my trusty beagle, Barney at my feet and the TV playing reruns of Project Runway in the background. I really love that show....am glad a new season just started. And this is how the night ended........






16 comments:

Miss 376 said...

You managed to get a lot done, one grandaughter will be very happy with this when it is done

Terry said...

Your turnovers look great made into HSTs! It will be a lovely quilt when it's all done! :0)

Paula said...

I looked at some turnovers just this week. I'd never seen them in person. I was a good girl and left them on the shelf...but I may have to make a trip back there!!! Looks great!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I think your quilt is going to be cute. I've never used turnovers either, but they look quick and easy to put together. It was a fun party, wasn't it?

Mama Pea Quilts said...

The quilt you're working on with the half square triangles is gorgeous. Love the fabrics. Seems like I've been seeing quilts done completely in half square triangles everywhere lately . . . and they really appeal to me. Old-fashioned and yet always attractive. May have to give in and start something new!

Cath Ü said...

The Friday night sew in was fun... I am off to check the other blogs now as well...
cath Ü

Linda said...

Hey Sandy Haven't been to a quilt shop since last Sept. What's a turnover? Yours looks great and easy.
I have been busy trying to finish hooking my rug. Since I started it last year around this time... I will go see the other sights.

Notjustnat said...

Hi Sandi, I came once before you post what you did. Here I'm again admiring your colorful bias squares. It was so much I will do it again - Hugs Nat

Dandelion Quilts said...

Good job on those blocks. I think it is going to be quite cute...you can never go wrong with ME can you??? :)

Maria said...

Hi Sandy.Pleased to hear we had a great night sewing together. Even though you where sleeping when I did my. Love your turn overs. I am sure it will be beautiful when you are finished.
I also have a very flash design wall like you. LOL

Libby said...

Look at you all comfy in your jammies!! I watched project runway reruns too! Your turnover project looks great! I love when a pattern calls for the block to be big enough to square up, it makes everything nice and straight! This has been so much fun!
Libby

Lis said...

Wow Sandy you were very productive too that quilt's nearly finished! I love the fabric. Can I ask about the Cut n Press board you're using - looks a very useful thing and I haven't seen one locally. Glad you enjoyed the sew-in, I hope we have another one soon!

Heidi said...

Love your pictures LOL.. especially the last one.

That quilt is very pretty. I'm glad you were able to get so much done. And I agree - it's always a plus when it all goes smooth.

Kim said...

Oh very sweet Friday night project.....thanks for stopping by my blog......

Happy sewing

Quiltbirdie said...

Hi Sandy. Your project is really cute - I love Mary Engelbreit. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Jamie said...

Great quilt, Sandy! It is going to be lovely!