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 ❤


  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.

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

  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

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

  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!


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

  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.

  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.....

  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.

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

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

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

  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.

  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

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

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

  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...!

  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?

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

  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

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

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


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