Saturday, June 18, 2011

FNSI


I love these Friday Nights....I plan ahead and have lots to do.


This is my 15 Minutes Play block.  I started out by making fabric from scraps.  I drew the block up using EQ5 and printed up the rotary cutting instructions.  There are 4 blocks so far on the 15 Minutes Play Blog.  This is number 3.

Because of a swap I was involved in the the 15 Minutes Play Blog I got to be friends with Emily at "Em Celebrates"  (A link is on my sidebar on my Blog List.  Go check it out.  She does such beautiful free motion quilting.  Because of our friendship she has pushed me to try FMQ.  I did my first 12" block of practicing my FMQ.  I sent pictures to Emily and she posted them on her blog.  In case you read it I am "Big Girl Pants". 


So last night I sandwiched a 12" block, picked out a variegated thread and started playing.  I think my favorite is the flowers in the left hand corner.  Here are some close up pictures.




After I finished playing I attached some binding.  I like to use up scraps of binding.  It didn't take long at all.

I was up late watching the Detroit Tigers loose.  So I spent part of that time prepping the angel block for the Primitive Primer.


It was a long game and started late as it was in Colorado.  So I was happy to get a lot done.

I hope you had a good Friday Night Sew In and share all your project.  Wishing you a quilty weekend.

Hugs, Cat





12 comments:

Impera_Magna said...

Lookit you go, Ms FMQer! Very nice, very nice indeed!

Vicki said...

A very varied and productive FNSI for you.

Linda said...

Looks like you got a lot done!! Love your FMQ!! Very pretty!

Sandra :) said...

WOW I'm in awe of your FMQ skills - I'm the biggest chicken around and only try it on scrappy patchworky projects so nobody can see my stitches, lol. When I sew animal cage quilts and FMQ them I try to add my cat's name in the stitching, but I think I'm the only one that would be able to read my scribbles, lol.

Your finished block looks great, and your angel block will be lovely too when she's completed!

The 4 Bushel Farmgal said...

What a great way to sharpen your skills with the 15 minute play blocks! But I really love the primitive angel! I can't wait to see more of that series! A very productive FNSI :)

Em said...

You are ROCKIN' it!!!!! I agree about the flowers in the corner, fab! And to see your sign your name really hit home to me! Nice work "Big Girls Pants"! Your new nickname when I write to you!!!! Love, Em

Allie said...

Well done BGP! I love how you wrote your name too, that's awesome. I've tried to do that and failed miserably. Your blocks are great!

Talin's Corner said...

Wow you sure get a lot done!

Lori said...

You did wonderful FMQ!! And it gets to be fun!

pinsandneedles said...

Love your 15 minute play block. Your FMQ looks great!

Maureen said...

Sounds like a fun evening. Your FMQ looks great!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Love the peek of your angel block so far!