I joined FNSI... Friday Night Sew In. Granted I'm a week late for the August FNSI, (it was August 17th), but when I stumbled upon another blogger's post about it, I investigated. Remember, I've only been in blogger land for about a month... so much of what I'm discovering isn't new to many of you, but it's new and exciting for me! For more info on FNSI, visit craftyvegasmom.blogspot.com or handmadebyheidi.blogspot.com. These two talented ladies started it all, and they have quite a following. I'm a follower, so I signed up! Even though I'm late this month, I'm looking forward to the FNSI in September, and the months ahead. Maybe by committing myself to this, I will get more projects completed... one can only hope! Since I did spend last night in my sewing room, I'm going to show what FNSI was all about for me!
|Starting a new project can be invigorating!|
If you've been reading my blog, you know I'm heading for my annual quilt retreat to Northern Minnesota very soon. This is a new project that I hope to take with me and complete while I'm there. The fabric is Everlasting by Sandy Gervais for Moda... one jelly roll and one charm pack. (Purchased online from fatquartershop.com). The pattern is Boxed In from piecedtreepatterns.com. The finished size is just under 52" square, but I'm leaning towards making a long table runner for a specific piece of furniture in my home. I really wanted to have an idea of how the fabrics would work together in the pattern, so I cut and sewed what was needed to make the four blocks, that will make up one block when they are sewn together. I like!!! I finished cutting the rest of the jelly roll strips as needed and then spent a long time "matching" the strips with a charm pack square. It took me longer to do my matching than it did to sew the four blocks!
So that's what I did with my FNSI! It may not have been on the official FNSI date, but it was enjoyable all the same!