Saturday, January 22, 2011

FNSI Results and Sliced Coin Quilt-Along Fabric, Yay!

Hello, lovelies!

I may be a little bit insane, but being in the middle of a GIANT (for me; it's twin-size) quilt makes me want to start in on smaller projects. And I have smaller projects in the works, but I simply couldn't resist signing up for Elizabeth D.'s Sliced Coins Quilt-Along, especially when I saw she's posting instructions for a baby-sized quilt. That's not that big! I can handle that, right? *g*

So today I bought some fabric. I think Heather Mulder Peterson is fast becoming one of my favorite designers:

Fabric: Sliced Coin Quilt-Along

Fabric: Sliced Coin Quilt-Along

And I spent last night sewing! So here's the January Friday Night Sew-In results:

(And I just realized I can link this to WIP Wednesday! Yay! Go check them out!)

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced




I was very nearly finished getting all the rows sewn together--I had one seam in five rows to go. Of course, Sonic decided he needed to 'help':

Friday Night Sewing Difficulties

And then I had to press all those seams open, since I hadn't been pressing as I sewed the rows. It was a pressing extravaganza.

FNSI: Pressing extravaganza

FNSI: Pressing pressing

I also got three sets of two rows sewn together, so I've got five seams left, and then the center of the top will be finished and ready for borders!

FNSI: Tweetygigs

See the one special whirlygig block I snuck in there?

I'm toying with ideas for the back; at the moment I think I'm going to use some leftover charms to make a big star block. What do you think, should I go with Spirit (there are a few Spirit fabrics in the front), or all Tweet-Tweet (and pretty much all I have left are the polka dots)? OR I could do two stars, one of each. (I like that idea less, because it seems too...symmetrical?) Another alternative was to piece the leftover charms together into a single long row, so be added as a 'stripe' to the back. Ideas?

11 comments:

  1. Looks great! :) My vote would be for the single charm square row. Can't wait to see what you decide. Happy FNSI to you!

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  2. Oh, so pretty! That fabric is to die for.

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  3. That fabric is incredible.... wow!

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  4. So much <3 for the whirligig. I mean, the whole thing is beautiful, but that just makes it.

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  5. Wow, that is incredible with all those pinwheels! I did see the whirligig and I love it!

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  6. I like the idea of the charm stripe along the back. Beautiful quilt!!

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  7. Wow, that quilt is a stunner! I wish I could train a cat to do my pressing. Wouldn't that be something?

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  8. Very impressive! We all know pinwheels, and seeing yours all lined up makes me in awe of your dedication on that quilt. Love it!

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  9. The pinwheel quilt is looking just fabulous, I love it! So crisp and clean and just perfection. : )

    Can't wait to see your Sliced Coins, too. Thanks for linking up, have a great week!

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  10. Very cute - and yes, I found the whirlygig, it just took me a minute.

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  11. Wow that's an amazing pinwheel quilt, stunning.

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