Saturday, February 19, 2011

Friday Night Sew-In and the B. U. G.

Last night was a rare evening for me! My husband and I are seldom home on Friday nights due to traveling to our cabin at the lake most weekends. We decided to just stay home this weekend! It has been so nice.

On Thursday, I decided to join this weeks Friday Night Sew-In that craftyvegasmom was hosting. First, though, I had to figure out what to work on. Isn't that a nice problem to have? I was feeling kind of "weird" yesterday, so I decided to work on a couple things that I could do while relaxing in my chair.

My sister and I are going to the lake in May to sew for a week or longer. We are going to work on a couple projects, one of which is the Single Girl Quilt. I recently bought the pattern and really, really want to make it, but know it would be so much more fun to make it with Jodi. When we sew together, we each make the same quilt using our own and each others fabric stashes. (Usually we ONLY use fabric from our stashes.) It is so fun to look at all the fabrics and remember when we made this or that.

Now, back to my Friday night sew-in..... The Single Girl Quilt uses templates....a TON of templates.

I traced all the pattern pieces onto template plastic and then just sat in my chair and cut and cut and cut. (If you want to know a secret about me, it is this....I love to cut out ANYTHING!) I got them all cut out and put into individual baggies that I labeled.

After I got that all done, I sewed down binding on two small quilts. AND, started an embroidery project.

I am happy to report that I got all of it done....well, except the embroidery!

Amish 9 patch - measures 16" X 13"

hmmmm, I can't remember the name of this quilt. But I love it. Jodi and I took this class in Houston at the International Quilt Festival several years ago.
My good friend, Emily machine quilted it for me. She is A M A Z I N G!
The picture makes the quilt look crooked, but I promise that it's not!

Today I am a bit under the weather. I think I have a bug of some sort. This is what I ate for lunch.....toast with cinnamon/sugar! There's just something about toast that makes me feel better. Probably the carbs!

I love, love, love this bread, but can't find it anywhere but at a delicious little restaurant at the lake.
I always buy at least 2 loaves!

So, now I'm off to my scrap bin to find some fabrics to use in the Single Girl Quilt. (Jodi and I are going to make the quilt very scrappy!) I think tonight will be a great time to just sit in my cozy chair and cut the night away!



  1. Hope you're feeling better very soon.... how lucky you are to have a sewing sister!

  2. Sounds like a great Friday night!! The best thing about finishing them! HA!

  3. I want want want a sister - are you two spare? A cabin by the lake sewing with a sister sounds like heaven!

  4. fantastic works and very nice blog, I have add you to my favourite list
    have a nice day

  5. Wow - I didn't realize that the single girl pattern uses templates. I would have thought that it would have been paper pieced. Wow - that looks like a lot of work!! Great job -- another successful FNSI.

    Angie -

  6. Hope you feel better! I haven't had cinnamon toast in a long time!


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