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Saturday, July 5, 2014

Friday Night with Friends

Last night I joined many other quilters for FNWF hosted by Cheryll from Gone Stitchin. Thank you so much Cheryll  for hosting again this month.
I started the night by getting a bit of prep work done for some Xmas stitching but can't show a photo of this as yet as it is for the Xmas in July Swap also hosted by Cheryll and is the last of my three gifts to be made.
I then worked on the prep for a chenille bag I am taking to my retreat at Boonah next weekend. My friend Jan and I bought the pattern, fabrics and handle at the October quilt show last year. The bag pieces needed to be cut out, layered together, then stitched before cutting the layers between the stitching with a special chenille cutter. This is how far I got before calling it a night.


Above are the four layers I used, then in the bottom photo, the printed fabric has been added to the top. I cut the bottom one (green) an inch bigger so the top four layers will be easier to cut. I basted the layers together and marked the first stitching line with tape before doing the same on the second piece. This is my first job for tomorrow, lots of stitching on both of these.
Also this week I received my 12"Mini Quilt  from Kim.
I really love this mini and the verse on it is just beautiful. Thank you so much Kim for my mini and the choccies you also added to the parcel.
Thank you to Cheryll as well for hosting and making the little coaster with both Kim's name and mine on it as a wonderful reminder of the swap.
Well must go, will be back soon...... Happy Stitching till then ............
  

21 comments:

  1. Great sewing here. Love Kim's mini.

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  2. Beautiful mini and lovely sewing going on !

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  3. Lovely projects....your mini from Kim is gogeous.....

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  4. Can't wait to see those colours come through in the chenile.
    Gorgeous mini :)

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  5. Can't wait to see the bag. Love the mini. Hugs,xx

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  6. the bag looks fascinating... looking forward to seeing it... lovely mini.. words are such a lot of work and it has come together beautifully....
    Hugz

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  7. Beautiful mini and a lovely verse
    I made a chenille bag once I thought it was nice but my daughter said it was the ugliest thing she had ever seen. I ended up sending to my swap partner any way and I think she liked it because she sent me a little gift in return as a thank you

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  8. Beautiful mini Noela from Kim. What a lot of lovely stitching she did. Sounds like you got a but done too!

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  10. That is one gorgeous mini...and happy stitching.

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  11. Your chenille bag will look lovely in those fabrics. I made one and love it.

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  12. Awesome fabrics for your bag,oh I love your mini,it's gorgeous,enjoy your day my friend.xx

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  13. Great sewing and it's always good to have some prep done. Sweet mini

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  14. I washed my chenile placemats yesterday and was just thinking that I should make some more......it is a fun process although a little tough on the hands when cutting. Look forward to seeing the finished bag.

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  15. Good luck with your bag finish - and enjoy!!! retreats are so good.

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  16. Looking forward to seeing the chenille bag Noela - I'm not brave enough to sew with it! - have a great time at retreat... Lovely Mini-quilt there, everyone seems to be happy with their gifts from that swap...

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  17. Look forward to seeing your Chenille Bag finished.
    What a beautiful mini Kim stitched for you.....

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  18. That chenille looks tricky to me. I'm looking forward to seeing how you make it... I'm not brave enough to try it either. Lovely swap gifts. Have fun on retreat.....xx

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  19. Your quilt fabrics are beautiful, lovely sewing!

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