Saturday, October 22, 2011

Friday Night Sew In #6

Last night was another Friday Night Sew In. Every Friday night is pretty much a "sew in" for me because the men in my family gather and smoke cigars on Friday nights which leaves me to sew the night away. But it's nice to know that one Friday night each month, there are other crafty ladies doing the exact same thing :) This time around I started work on the quilt top for my Aunt's quilt. I've been dying to make a log cabin quilt and because the embroideries that I found in my garage from 37 years ago were an odd size, I decided that the log cabin would be perfect to feature them in the center. The finished size of each center turned out to be 5" x 7". I fell in love with these fabrics from Robert Kaufman. They are from two different collections, Daisies & Dots and Treasures & Tidbets. I loved the way they co-ordinated and the way they highlighted the colors in the embroideries. I bought some Kona cotton in "Snow" for the sashing. I finished 9 blocks last night so the sashing will have to wait for next week. I can't wait to get this all put together :)




18 comments:

  1. It's gorgeous, momma!!! Amazing how the embroideries really come to life!!! She will LOVE it :)

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  2. This is going to be beautiful! I love the embroideries and to think they are 37 years old! Nice! That fabric shows them off nicely!

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  3. She's gonna love it!! And you got a whole lot done! yeah you!

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  4. Wow great job on the embroidery on those blocks! I love those colors together too, they might be good for the growth chart I want to make for my boys. I can't wait to see your finished quilt!

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  5. They look beautiful! Great job! Love the colors & fabrics together! Can't wait to see the finished quilt! :)

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  6. How awesome that something you started so long ago goes sew perfectly with modern fabrics of today! I also can't wait to see the finished quilt :)

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  7. Really cute! What a great find! (and great way to use them!)

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  8. Love all the bright colors. It will be a beautiful quilt.
    Saw on a earlier post you were looking for floss. I believe a needlework shop is not too far from you I go there alot,
    http://www.needlepointsltd.com
    It is right of Beach Blvd. on Garden Grove.
    Wonderful selection.
    Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

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  9. Hi Karen, I love that this quilt is old and new, its going to be gorgeous! I can't wait to see the finished product..

    Hope you are are well..I have been following along on your gluten free blog, hope it is helping..need to read up more on the gluten free thing...maybe a special diet might help my fibro..hmm..

    Did not participate in FNSI this month, we are visiting the kids and grandbaby..found out we are going to be grandparents again next May..so blessed...

    Have a wonderful, restful Sunday..

    Barb

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  10. Beautiful stitchery. The blocks look wonderful,too. Great FNSI.

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  11. these fabrics are a perfect way to show off those amazing embroidered blocks. this is going to be a gorgeous and lively quilt

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  12. Beautiful! I can't wait to see it all finished. The colors are soooo pretty!

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  13. That's going to be a fantastic quilt! The embroideries are still nice and bright, and the fabrics you've chosen adds to their appeal.
    I did a quilt for a friend with cancer - a number of other friends sent 12 1/2" blocks for me to assemble. Some of the blocks ended up being as much as 1/2" smaller, so I framed all of them log cabin style like you did, and then cut them all to a consistent size - it worked out SO well.
    I'm looking forward to seeing the completed quilt!

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  14. the fabric colors just make the embroidery pop out! Log Cabin quilts are so much fun. You aunt is so gonna cry when she sees this! It's really lovely.

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  15. Hi Karen
    Congratulations on the blog, you do beautiful things, all with beautiful finish.
    I'm from Brazil and here also do a little craft, even learned to sew zipper with you.
    Sorry for writing, but it was translated on google.
    Kisses and when you can make me a visit in the blog:
    http://jujubaruba.blospot.com

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  16. Seriously, how can you stand it? If I created these blocks and this quilt, I would be downright giddy every time I looked at it!!!! It's amazing!!! You rock!

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  17. Hi Karen, I am on here on my way to check out your other blog site...but wanted to check out your projects first :) what a gorgeous quilt and how meaningful! Love, T

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