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Saturday, July 18, 2020

FNSI for July 2020

It was the third Friday of the month yesterday and even though dear Wendy had a scare this week she still organised us for a lovely evening of sewing together at FNSI....
Do hope all went well with tests Wendy..

I always like to have a few things ready to sew for these special evenings and this week I finally quilted " Intrepid Traveller" a quilt I put together while in isolation . It is a pattern from this years "Quilt Calendar" and made by finally cutting up a Bundle of FQs I had in the cupboard for years....  last night I put on the binding and now it's completely have a finish...
When I was cutting up all the blocks for the quilt and I was tossing the off cuts into the bin and

because this was some fabrics I treasured thought could I make something from these scraps ????
so I retrieved them from the bin...



and started to sew them together as a leader and ender project into 5" blocks
sew last night I sewed six scrappy blocks together , used  FQ s for sashing and made them into placemats.
 
now ready to be sandwiched and quilted.
I'm pleased I saved the scraps.....








next was to sandwich , quilt and put the binding on this small wall Hanging ......

             It was my No 12 UFO from Sunday Stitchers so I'm pleased I finished it in time....

Thank you Wendy  for a great evening of sewing and will enjoy visiting other over the weekend HERE

Must away and get the washing off the line,

Happy stitching and stay safe everyone.

Hugs  Maria ❤



















23 comments:

  1. What a lovely finish, Maria! I am especially enamored of those scrappy blocks and that sweet kitty wall hanging. And I keep forgetting to tell you how much I love the kaleidoscope quilt on your header. Well done my friend.

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  2. Great quilt, and a great idea to sew the scraps into beautigul placemats.

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  3. Love the tumbler quilt and it's always fun to have a finish!
    and what a neat 'scrap' quilt from leftovers--
    I am working at saving more of the small pieces--
    and love the kitty on the bench--
    I have one that needs to be finished up--
    had started to finish it years ago--but didn't like the fabrics--
    and just found it recently and it's in a pile to --someday lets' finish this!!!
    be safe--luv, di

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  4. Lovely finish, and a great rescue on the scraps, such bright and happy place mats.

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  5. oooh... lovely quilt and great use of scraps... you know I admire scraps being used! the mats look wonderful and I love your mini... well done with keeping up with the UFO's.... I need to work on mine today!

    Hugz

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  6. Waste Not Want Not. Amazing use of scraps
    The quilt looks great and the little hanging is so cute

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  7. Well done on the Quilt finish it looks wonderful, great idea saving the scraps, you nare very clever Maria. Your mini quilt looks wonderful too.

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  8. Wow - 2 for the price of one. They certainly are pretty fabrics, so use them all!! I try to use all my scraps, either in small quilts, or place mats for charity. I've finally done a little stitching.....

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  9. I love your quilt! And I did the exact same thing with the scraps from my dresden plate quilt years ago. Sadly I don't have the quilt or the mini I made with those fabrics.

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  10. Gorgeous finish Maria. Love when you get to use up every skerrick of favourite fabrics. Your SS UFO is lovely too.

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  11. Love the "leftover" placemats. Well done on your pretty finish.

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  12. Love the quilt - very creative to use eh off cuts!

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  13. That turned out really great, Maria and I love what you did with the scraps. You’ll love using those placemats and knowing you saved every bit of that fabric.

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  14. What a lovely cheerful finish Maria and I am so glad you saved the scraps as they have made lovely placemats. And another finish too so cute. xx

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  15. What a lovely use of scraps and I'll bet you smile every time you use them.

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  16. Beautiful quilt, beautiful placemats, but I LOVE THE KITTY! So sweet! Great job, Maria!!

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  17. Well done on the finish Maria - I love it!! How cute did those placemats turn out too - I find it very hard to toss any sort of scrap...! Love the kitty - I remember stitching this block years ago - I had a red cat quilt I was making, hmm haven't seen it in a while...!

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  18. Love your idea of using up those leftover pieces, and reminds that I have a few somewhere, as it's hard to throw out fabric isn't it?

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  19. Go you! You’ve made great use of your stash. Lovely projects.

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  20. Hi Maria wow love the quilt and those scrappy blocks will make perfect tablemats and love the cute mini,well done my friend on all your beautiful work xx

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  21. Your quilt looks great, Maria. I love the fabrics. The cat stitchery is lovely too. xx

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  22. That small cat wall hanging is adorable and so much stitchery work!

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