Saturday, January 21, 2012

Last night it was the first Friday Night Sew In of the year.  

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I decided to work on my Postage Stamp but as I was sewing & sewing & sewing I thought “ WHY DID I EVER START THIS THING”

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Worked on it for hours and this is all I achieved. Lots of 1 1/2" strips sewn together.Here’s me thinking I would have done a few blocks. LOL.

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Decided to put it aside and get on with building a few houses. At least they are quick……………………
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Maybe next month I will work on a smaller project.
How did you all go ?????????????

Maria’s Quilts @ https://tinypay.me/mariawilson4

18 comments:

  1. Oh Maria... I'm sure you'll be happy once it gets done... so stick with it. As you said break it up sometimes with smaller projects you can finish.
    Great FNSI after all! :)

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  2. Yes, you're going to be so excited and happy when it's finished! i just made a couple of 6" postage stamp blocks, and I couldn't believe how long they took! Love your houses. How many do you plan to make?

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  3. O Maria,
    You certainly are a very brave soul! But, I totally adore the work you have completed on Both of your projects. I CANNOT BELIEVE how lovely you make those little tiny blocks behave!!!!!!!!!! And the little houses are SO cute!

    Maybe you can reward yourself by going for a swim!

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  4. awesome projects Maria,your house blocks are so cute,well done.xx

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  5. 1 1/2 inches - that is painful! but will be gorgeous once it is done!!! And i still do love those houses!

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  6. Maybe you could try doing your postage stamp quilt as a leader/enders project that way you can work on something a little more exciting but still be making progress on it... just a thought :O)
    Those houses are cute...

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  7. Great work Mum!
    Love your little house are you basing them on anyones??
    Love Sandra

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  8. I can understand your frustration with sewing all those strips but it really will be worth all that work ,it is looking great. How are you making your houses ,PP?

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  9. I have a postage stamp quilt on my list but you are making me reconsider! Love your houses, always. I made one little pillowcase last night, LOL but I had sewn all day

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  10. It is a huge project. They are so pretty when finished, but do take alot of time to make.

    Home construction looks like a better idea. ;-)

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  11. Hi Maria! I love postage stamp quilts, but I can only imagine how tedious it is to make one! The little houses are adorable....lots of those under construction around blogland! :o)

    Hope you're having a great weekend!

    XOXO,

    Cyndi

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  12. Maria ,
    love your new project and your little houses are very cute .

    Rena

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  13. I love the houses! I am planning a house wall quilt to work on this summer. The postage stamp blocks are pretty, but I am reasonably sure working on them would drive me insane. Have a lovely weekend!

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  14. Now I see what you mean about all the work involved... it will be so worth it though... so often the 'prep' work takes long though... awesome houses
    Hugz

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  15. Wow, your postage stamp quilt will be beautiful I'm sure, but that looks like a huge lot of work! I'm loving your house blocks. They seem like just the right thing to sew for some instant gratification after sewing all of those strips. :o)
    xo
    Kelli

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  16. Your houses are lovely !! I wish you good luck for your huge project !!
    I love your suit bathes decoration !!
    Florence

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  17. Postage stamp quilts are a lot of work, but they are so wonderful once completed. I work on mine as a leader ender and sometimes I put in an hour or so on it at a time. It is definitely a multi-year project! Your houses are cute!

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