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Saturday, 4 May 2019

May's Friday Night with Friends

It's a month since my last post and that month has whizzed by so quickly! We spent two weeks in UK over Easter which was lovely especially as there was exceptionally good weather over the Easter weekend.

Many thanks to Cheryll for hosting our FNwF's especially as she is only just back from a trip herself. We were a select group - you can see what everyone got up to here.

My first job was to cut out my Dresden pieces for this months RSC block. There is very little orange in my stash so I had to supplement what I had with some golden yellows.

I got the borders attached to this QAYG sampler this week. Looking at it now maybe it would have been better balanced with the spools and the log cabin swapped around! Too late now.

My patchwork group have all been working on the same project and so it will be good to see their projects with borders on next week. As soon as they are all finished I will post pictures because it is so interesting to see how different they all are with different fabric choices.
Anyway, I now need to complete the quilting on the blocks and I am adding ditch quilting around the outside edge of each block to make the sashing stand out. Then I will have to quilt the border.
Last night I was working on the ship block - just the cloud to quilt now.

I am looking forward to seeing what everyone else was working on.

Also this week I have completed another round of my 1797 revisited quilt.

Two more complete rounds to do, then I can start squaring it off.

Hope you are having a great weekend.


  1. Love your EPP project and the quilt looks great. I agree how good it is to see different fabrics in the same quilt design. I am envious of your UK trip. I believe they had the hottest Easter on record according to my UK friend.

  2. Your QAYG sampler is done in some lovely pastels. I says spring to me.

  3. Lovely quilt and must be nice to be hand quilting it. It is always amazing to me that the one design can produce so many different looks just by fabric choices. 1797 looks great....I think you have caught me up xx

  4. You have been busy working on your Sampler and EPP projects and made great progress Lin...

  5. Your colours go well together and love your sampler quilt ... a great idea.

  6. Your quilt looks great Lin, will be interesting to see all the different versions. Good for you to have great weather over Easter.

  7. such a pretty sampler!
    your hexagon quilt is looking great too.

  8. Gorgeous projects, Lin! How big is that 1857 quilt going to end up being?

  9. Hi Lin beautiful work my friend,well done xx

  10. Nice to hear from you again! Lovely projects all around. I'm really liking your sampler quilt. They are unique and just fun to look at with the variety of blocks.
    Have fun sewing,

  11. I tried to leave a comment last night, but it wouldn't post it, so see what happens now :-)
    I am not a brown or much of a yellow person myself, but I think you put together a nice selection. And yes, it is nice to get hand quilting now and then, I find it so relaxing.

  12. The little sampler is a real cutie...love it...
    BuT all your work is lovely...xox

  13. Oh the QAYG is lovely - I think it looks great as it is; it doesn't need balancing (luckily). The fabric you are using is great too x

  14. Pretty sampler and I like those lovely orange fabrics.


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