Friday Night Sew In: February

Friday was the third Friday of the month, and that means the Friday Night Sew In!

I had a busy weekend, but I still got to sew so it was happy! Friday afternoon I spent a lovely day with the Tangled Threads bee working on my Valentine’s table runner for Scott. You may recall how my actual Valentine’s Day turned out from my previous post. So this weekend I was determined to get the table runner done.

At bee, my ladies worked on their own projects as we shared what was going on in our lives. With the help of my bee, we made the centerpieces for our Guild’s birthday party that was held last week and Elizabeth (the current Guild President) shared all the nice compliments they received. Didn’t they turn out nice?

Making these fabric flowers and coordinating this whole decorating thing was on my 2016 Finish Along list, so woot! Another project completed!

Then Barb showed us the tube method she was using to make a charity quilt. I’d seen it before but had forgotten about it. What a fast way to make a block! If there’s any interest, I’ll put up a tutorial on it but basically, you sew some strips together then cover them with an equally sized strip and sew that on both sides. Then you cut triangles, open and press and you have what looks like a half-square triangle.

I did get my table runner top finished and basted at bee, and I even got a little quilting done on it! I am doing a loopy meander with an occasional heart thrown in for good measure. I quilt on a home machine and am good as I’d like to be so I decided to use white thread in the white squares so the quilting wouldn’t show up too much. I’ve got the white squares done and I’m quilting the rest with a brownish red thread in the other squares so I won’t have to change threads again. As I go along my quilting gets better…guess I need to practice more often and not send everything out to a longarmer! <grin>

Saturday was Scott’s birthday so I didn’t get a lot more quilting done. We ate out at a favorite local restaurant and then went walking in the village. It is like spring here now temperature-wise that it was so wonderful to just be outside in it. We had a lovely day then returned home to watch two rentals—A Bridge of Spies and Truth. Not romantic, but perfect for Scott’s birthday.

As we were walking around in the village and along the walking trail I took photos of the shapes, lines, and textures that interested me. I’m participating in Wandering Camera, a monthly linky, and wanted to capture inspiring photos for that. I’ll share them in an upcoming post.

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