Saturday, January 3, 2015

Last Night

my DD who lives in the city, and I decided we would have our own “Sew In”.. It reminded me of how FNSI started. 

Back in 2009 cousins, Heidi and Bobbi, agreed to sit and sew one the third Friday of the month when Bobbi moved away from where Heidi lived. They would also chat on the phone.. DD and I messaged on the iPad.

Then they invited others to join in. I signed up for my first FNSI on Nov 20th 2009 and posted the next day. There were only five ladies then including Heidi and Bobbi. The Sew In continued grow with folk joining in from all over the world .

Heidi and Bobbi kept us organised till June 2013, when life got in the way and our Wendy from Sugerlane Designs decided to keep FNSI going. Yah!!  Wendy’s first sign up was on July 2013.  I was sew pleased that FNSI continued and I don't think I’ve missed one since I started….

Oh!  best get back to this post….

Last night I was delighted to have sewn the sashing on my "Charm Square Stars" and



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this morning I did the borders…  Hooray !!  now I  just need to sandwich it and do the quilting but I am not sure how ??   Any Ideas !!


DD hasn't posted yet as she is having computer troubles Sad smile


Must get the washing off the line before it blows away……

Hugz   Maria Smile 

19 comments:

  1. Your charming stars top looks fabulous! Congratulations on getting it done! :0)

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  2. what a pretty top! I'm sure whatever you decide to do for quilting will be lovely as always!

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  3. Looking good! Let me know how you decide to quilt it. That's where I am with my Charming Stars. Actually, I pieced a second Charming Stars last week, so now there are two in the pile.

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  4. It looks great!! Sadly mine didn't get past the 'fabric collected' stage!! Great to hear the history of FNSI - I always wondered how it came about - awesome that you haven't missed one either!

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  5. have loved watching this grow and grow x like the blue border x

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  6. Love your charm squares top, very nice indeed.
    Stars are a real favourite of mine - I seem to have stars on a lot of my quilts, I've noticed.

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  7. Your top looks very lovely. Hugs,xx

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  8. Your star quilt looks great, Maria.

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  9. That sounds like so much fun and you have such a nice result as well.

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  10. Hi maria your story was very interesting,i love your star quilt.xx

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  11. Nice story. I will be there with you on the 9th

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  12. Love that top!! Cute, Maria!! Happy New Year!!

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  13. So interesting how special things start and then carry on. Hope you save your
    washing from getting blown away. How is the weather treating you today? We've
    got 46C with the clouds and wind now rolling in.
    Cheers, Anita.

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  14. Happy New Year Maria!
    What a great idea to do a SewIn with Sandra - hope her computer gets sorted out soon.
    Great gifts sent & received for your swaps - & I just can't put my Reindeer hanging away just yet, so I'm leaving it for another week or so - it just makes me smile & be grateful for your friendship!
    See you in Feb... xx

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  15. Happy New Year Maria. I hope you and your family had a lovely festive season. Your quilt top looks wonderful but I'm afraid I don't have enough quilting experience yet to suggest how you could quilt it. I'm sure you will come up with something suitable though. Hope the weather hasn't been too hot for you. Cheers, Tracy x

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  16. Your quilt top looks fantastic Maria , great job , sorry I have the worst time trying to figure out how to quilt anything :-( Happy New year !!

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  17. Love your quilt. I made one like this some time ago. I opted for very simple quilting, I echoed the stars, inside and out, then finished off with some in the ditch quilting along the sashing and borders.

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  18. Your quilt is lovely, I always love stars. The gifts you made in the previous post are gorgeous too!

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  19. Love the quilt Maria :) I really love the borders you chose :) Cute story, I wondered about FNSI beginnings too, and wow, well done for showing up for 5 years :)

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