Friday, August 20, 2010

Friday Night Sew In

Tonight is the monthly Friday Night Sew In. I have seen references to this several times on my blog reading adventures but have not participated before. I decided to do Friday afternoon sew in and hope that this counts!I finished putting the yellow and red triangles on my selvage quilt--Liberated Wedding Ring this afternoon. I still have to sew the blocks together but here is what it looks like so far. I have made 9 blocks. I think I am done the blocks and will be working on borders next. This has been a very fun project and I can hardly wait to start working on the borders.
I hope everyone has a great time with the Friday Night Sew In. I look forward to seeing what everyone has been up to!

I am organizing a workshop--Indian Orange Peel (pattern by Karen Stone)--taught by Heather Stewart for a group of 18 quilting friends. Last night, some of us got together to show off the fabrics we have selected. This quilt takes 125 different fabrics and we have decided to each pick a colour scheme and also share our fabrics with the others in the group so that we all don't have to have 125 different fabrics each. Here are my fabrics (batiks):
Jacqui is using Kaffe Fasset fabrics:
(Ignore my table runner under the fabrics--I should have moved it before we laid out the fabrics!)

Pat is also using batiks:

Shirley picked out these fabrics in purples and teal.

And, here are Christine's batiks:
The first part of the workshop is not until November so we still have lots of time to collect fabrics and discuss sharing fabrics with each other. It was interesting to see the choices others made. Now, I know what I have in my stash that others can use as well.


  1. oh I think I'd just like to gather up the scraps. These are all fabulous looking fabric selections! Going to be wonderful quilts no doubt!

  2. I love your quilt, so bright and cheerful.

    Those fabrics that you and your friends have picked out for the workshop are gorgeous. I can't wait to see the quilts

    Love and hugs Gina xxx

  3. I've seen another's Indian Orange Peel, what a beautiful pattern! But 125 different fabrics! Oh, that would be hard for me to keep track of! I have quilts with that many fabrics, but they are all scraps. Looking forward to seeing it begin in November. The selvedge quilt is looking quite nice. I'm curious to see what you do for borders.

  4. What a fun blog post! Love the selvage quilt! I have been collecting, but haven't even started dreaming of what to do with them yet.
    The fabric collections for the class were fun to see! I am a little nervous about selecting that many fabrics that work together.