Friday, January 20, 2017

First FNSI for 2017

I always enjoy sewing along with Wendy for FNSI and I made an early start today by firstly tiding up the Cave..
I came across three small projects I decided to make first ...

The sweet "Key Ring" I have had for years and don't know why I didn't finish it sooner....



Last "Patch" retreat in August we all received a Little kit to make while there..














It was quick and easy not sure why it took me 5 months...... did misplace the original buttons but I like these as they come out of my Mums fly button tin...LOL




Some time ago I joined a pile of HSTs and then it was put aside...



















I found a lovely backing  and have finished the Tiny "Blanket of Love."




then after dinner I started work on cutting out the applique pieces for these....










can you see the date on the patterns.....2009.....























I am determined to make up the blocks I have left and join them into a quilt THIS YEAR !!!








Hope you have a fun FNSI and I look forward to seeing what you all made on our first sewing night...
thank you Wendy I've made a really good start to working on finishing some projects...

Happy Stitching...

Hugz Maria :)





27 comments:

  1. Wow. It's Friday morning here, and I haven't even had my first cup of tea yet. And you accomplished all that?!? Sometimes it just feels good to get all the little things done, doesn't it. I'll have them laying on my table, and move them around all the time, and one day I decide to finish them and get them out of the way. And yours are such cute little things! Love the applique too. I'm concentrating on a lot of applique this year, too. Good Luck.

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  2. I'm with Sunny it's only noon on Friday here! I've finally set up my Sewing Studio after the move hoping to actually sew by next Friday! All your little goodies are so cute-not to fret I have a few patterns from 2009 as well, maybe even before that!

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  3. How great is it that you finally got to do up some 'set aside' projects--
    love them all--
    I think this is the 'finish'em up year" by what I am reading on alot of sites--
    so you have lots of company in your plans--
    enjoy the moments, di

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  4. WOW Maria. You were very productive last night. I love the little key ring. Great work with the little basket and the blanket of love is lovely. Your quilt is going to be beautiful. That was the raffle quilt at our last NOTYQ Exhibition. I didn't join you last night as I had to go to a Tupperware Cocktail Party. I ony went as a 'bum on seat'! Have a great weekend. Hugs, Christine xx

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  5. Feels good to start and finish those little projects doesn't it - your quilt will be finished in no time also - well done!!

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  6. You were very productive. Love the projects you worked on. Hugs,xx

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  7. you were busy. so lovely to see that quilt out and being made - it's gorgeous
    Hugz

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  8. O my Gosh Maria! Look at all the treasures! I love the little OWLS!!!!!!!!!!!! they always win my heart but I also ADORE the applique!!!!!!!!! What a wonderful start to a New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. Wow! You were productive. I hope you get your quilt finished. it should be lovely.

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  10. Hi Maria,
    I am SO impressed with your accomplishments for FNSI! Especially your work on the applique quilt blocks. They're beautiful :)
    Best wishes!

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  11. Hi Maria,you had a very productive night,well done.

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  12. What a productive FNSI - love that little basket project and what a great feeling to get going on all those UFO's

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  13. What amazing projects πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

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  14. Maria, I think a lot of us are dragging out some UFO's. We want to try so many things that we push things aside instead of putting a few more hours into them and having a finish... Love the little key ring

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  15. What a variety - I loved that Quilts of Hope pattern - I dint end up getting it - but still love it.

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  16. Looks like you made some great progress on your projects. Keep it up!
    Hugs and stitches

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  17. What a great way to start FNSI! Love to see how you got so much done!

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  18. I'd say you started the year off right , lots of progress and beautiful projests. Can't wait to see that quilt , it looks gorgeous.

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  19. Lots of great projects here. Love the HST quilt. So cute and the fabrics are so pretty. Great start for 2017!

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  20. Lovely projects. Getting them finished must make you feel very satisfied.

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  21. Such a productive day Maria!! How good that you are getting some older projects done, your applique quilt is going to be beautiful, I remember that from Years ago!!. Hehe quite apt that the Owl tray has Fly buttons!

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  22. Seems like a pretty good Friday night to me. Lots achieved.

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  23. Some lovely finishes and new items "in waiting".

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  24. Great work for fnsi there, Maria... it's good to knock off a few small things to get some momentum going... maybe I need to do that too!
    Wow those quilt blocks are very pretty, I'm sure you will do a very nice job on them, you always do.
    How is the new baby & Mum going?
    x

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  25. Very productive finis!
    Love the bluebird of hope, my mum made the top and I loved it. I think it just needs its borders and then quilting. I am always hopeful she might give this one to me....fingers crossed.

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  26. More lovely projects Maria. I love the quilt for Blanket of Love.

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  27. I remember the bluebird of hope! Get going! :)

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