FNSI #1 Results

My Friday Night Sew-In didn't exactly go as planned...there was some serious potty training progress tonight that kept me from getting started until around 8 o'clock, but I had a pretty good couple of hours with some good progress to show off, and now I'm tired and need to head to bed.  I've got a long day ahead of me tomorrow, visiting my mother to help her with computer troubles, and need to call it a night.

I did some prep work during naptime to make FNSI go a little smoother - I managed to baste both my Make Mine Modern mini-quilt and the MHC drunk love quilt.  I used spray baste for both, and my back seriously thanked me for it.  I can't get over how much easier and faster spray basting is.  I still used a handful of pins on the edges of the MHC quilt, since it's bigger, just to make sure it didn't slip.  I also wound a bunch of bobbins so I'd be ready to roll tonight.

Locked and loaded, ready to sew!

I started out on my Birdie Stitches block, which was a breeze to complete.  It seems like with each month, I get a little bit more proficient at embroidery and it goes by more quickly.  This one is awfully cute!

Birdie Stitches March - done!

Next, I quilted my bookshelf mini-quilt for the Make Mine Modern swap.  I really love how this one is looking at this point.  I'm

MMM quilting in progress

The last project I got started on was quilting my MHC quilt.  I can tell it's going to take a few sessions, much as I dislike the idea of several sessions.  The fabrics are very busy, and it's taking a lot of focus to stipple without overlapping the stitching.  Instead of going all over the place, like I usually do, I'm trying to actually stick to staying inside one block at a time, to make it easier to follow.  I like how the stippling is looking so far.  I'm two rows into it so far, with 10 blocks quilted. Only 20 left to go!

MHC quilting in progress

So, three bobbins emptied tonight.  A bit less than I expected, but I'm still happy with how my first Friday Night Sew-In turned out!  Have a great weekend!

Empty, empty

TGI-FNSI - Thank goodness it's Friday Night Sew-In!

It's Friday, and it's Friday Night Sew-In (FNSI).  I'm seriously looking forward to this.  I've got quite the laundry list of projects to choose from tonight.  There's...

the drunk love quilt for Margaret's Hope Chest, which needs quilting and binding

Close-up of finished MHC quilt top

my king-size Single Girl, who needs basting, quilting and binding


my MMM swap mini-quilt, which needs at least quilting and binding - I'm not sure I'm done embellishing the top yet - I might add another border to it...

MMM Mini-quilt in progress

March Birdie Stitches block, which needs stitching

Birdie Stitches - March block in progress

So, there's definitely no shortage of things to sew tonight, I just need to decide which one to run with.