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Saturday, April 8, 2017

Friday Night with Friends for April

I forgot to sign up for Friday Night with Friends on Friday, but only because I was so busy sewing!  What did I sew?  I bet you'll never guess!  Yup.  Two more hexie flowers.


But then today (Saturday) I had a sewing day with some ladies from the quilt guild I belong to and I worked on the En Provence quilt,  This is a mystery quilt by Bonnie Hunter that I started before Christmas.  She does a free mystery quilt every December - I have no idea why she picks right before Christmas of all times!  And she only leaves it up for a short while after all the clues are revealed.  I made one of her mystery quilts before - Easy Street (this seems to be the only picture I posted of it. I did get finished and gave to my nephew and his wife as a wedding present!)

But about En Provence.  It is made up of smaller pieces than Easy Street and I have been cutting and cutting and cutting. I decided to try and make it all out of the mountains of small scraps that I have, which increased the cutting required a lot! But today I got to start sewing!!


64 quarter square triangle blocks.  They aren't trimmed yet but will be 3 1/2 inches when they are.  This whole quilt is made up of 3 1/2 inch squares!  I am not sure why I get myself into these things but I do, over and over again!

Here are what some the others were working on today.

My friend Dahn put together a lot of scrappy blocks from bits and pieces of her hand dyes mixed with some old fabrics.  She is going to cut 24 inch blocks out of these.


Wendy was working on an art quilt piece from our workshop with Elaine Quehl last spring.


And another women, whose name I never did learn, was working on a bunch of scrappy quilts, all made from a fat quarter bundle of Kaffe Fassett fabrics.  Some of them were to go to a Canada 150 project to make 1000 quilts for Ronald MacDonald House, others were going to our local cancer ward.  Here is one that I liked a lot.


So, all in all, it has been a good sewing weekend thus far, and there is still Sunday to come! 

I hope you had a great sewing time on Friday night or sometime over the weekend too.  Please check out  what everyone else accomplished too.  

Janet 

15 comments:

  1. Wow Janet, you really do like cutting and piecing! Looking good x

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  2. Hi Janet love your hexies and looks like a fun day at gulid,lots of lovely work.

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  3. Lovely hexies you have made Janet, looks like a great swing day, love that flower quilt, it looks amazing.

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  4. A lovely sewing weekend by the sound of it - love the colours in your En Provence quilt...why do we do these things??? good question...

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  5. It is lovely to be able to get together with others for a sewing session.

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  6. so many pretty projects by all. Yes Bonnie does pick a weird time to start a mystery - I normally do not do them, once in awhile I have saved all directions with intention of starting later but never do. One day I will make one of her quilts.

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  7. Of course you made some lovely hexies...
    Lots of cutting for En Provance but it will be a beautiful Quilt. Have seen some on other blogs...
    Sew many fabulous projects you all worked on.

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  8. Busy stitching weekend :-)
    See you next month!
    Have a good week,
    xx

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  9. Lots of lovely sewing happening there! I like Bonnie Hunters patterns... I am sure it is going to be a lovely quilt and worth all that work! xx

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  10. You've been very busy! Good luck with the Bonnie Hunter pattern. I've never made one of hers. Interesting to look at, but too busy for my tastes.

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  11. Hexie flowers are sew much fun though! and wow, that's going to be lots of little squares - best keep up with that project especially if she takes it down quickly - or maybe print each month so you have it to refer to later

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  12. I too forgot to sign up lol! 2 more lovely hexies. Sounds like lots achieved at your sewing guild x

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  13. Sweet hexie flowers. I once saw some of Bonnie Hunter's quilts at a quilt show. They were easy to spot because of the attractive design and though each quilter had used different fabrics, they would have been hard to miss.

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  14. Wow you have been busy! Love the colours you are using at the moment they are beautiful.

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