Friday, September 21, 2012

Early Friday Night Sew In!!

Tonight is September Friday Night Sew In which I always love to take part of! I wasn't exactly sure what I was going to work on. However, I was off today and decided to continue machine quilting my Summer Star Sampler Quilt. I only had two blocks left besides the two borders. I had such a good day that I actually finished both blocks!!

These two photos show the machine quilting of the eleventh block of the sampler. It's so hard to see the quilting but I tried taking a close up so you could see a little better. I've used many variations of this shape on other blocks in this quilt.


This is the very last block! I was so excited to finally reach the end! I felt this block was hard to quilt since it's rather odd. The star in the center was fine but it's those outer pieces that left me wondering what to do.

I actually treated the white and light pink pieces as one large triangle. My thread blended in so well that I don't think you can see it at all! It's one large loop in the middle surrounded by two loops on either side. I always tend to lean towards a nice symmetrical design!

I plan on attacking/sewing the two borders next week! I'm so excited to have this quilt almost done! I have two more quilt tops to go and then I'm free to start a new project!

I think I'll be knitting for tonight's Sew In. I know it's not sewing, but it's close!

Have a nice weekend!



22 comments:

  1. I love the colors of your quilt; the quilting looks wonderful...enjoy the weekend...Julierose

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    1. Thanks, Julierose! I'm looking forward to finishing up that quilt! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  2. This is such a pretty quilt. I always love it when I get the borders--often the borders are my favorite part of a quilt.
    Have fun knitting. I think it should count as sewing too.

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    1. Thanks, Dora! I'm so glad to be done with the actual blocks. The borders are fun and they also let you know you're near the end!

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  3. The colors and your FMQ are awesome. I am getting ready to join in the sew-in. Catching up on reading a few blogs first!

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Linda! Hope you get lots done tonight!

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  4. Beautiful! I just love pinks and purple florals

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    1. Thanks, Lori! My stash is full of florals! I just love them!

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  5. Congratulations on almost finishing your quilt. That is always the hardest part for me. I have several quilts tops in my cupboard awaiting quilting. I like what you have done to yours. Hugs....

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    1. Noela, it's so hard to not keep making quilt tops! I had to make myself stop and get these tops quilted! It is nice when they're done! Thanks for visiting!

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  6. love your quilt blocks, it's goig to be beautiful quilt
    Helen

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    1. Helen, thank you for the kind words and for stopping by my blog!

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  7. The quilting designs you've chosen work so well on those blocks. Very nice!

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  8. Lovely quilting! And knitting definitely counts for FNSI (in my book), but I'm a knitaholic, so I may be biased.

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    1. Thanks for visiting and the compliment! I've been knitting all weekend. I finished up 2 scarves. Hope to post pictures soon!

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  9. Love the quilting designs on those blocks. It's looking fabulous, Rosemary.

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    1. Thanks, FarahLin! I wanted you to know that I bought the knitting needles you recommended for lace knitting. I just started using them and love them! My stitches are not slipping off the needles at all! Thanks for the tip!

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    2. Glad to hear you love them! =)

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  11. Lovely quilt you are working on!

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