Saturday, September 17, 2011

Friday Night Sew-In Report

I'm so glad I got to participate in this months FNSI!  Of course I started the day pumped about it and by the time I got home from work (worked late) and got organized, I was tired.  However, I still had some energy left to sew.  I'm working on a raffle quilt for a friend and I sewed the 2 borders on last night! 


I know that it would have been better to miter my borders, the outside beige and green fabric is actually one piece (striped fabric), it looks like 3 borders. I've not ever mitered borders and I didn't want to learn on the raffle quilt, and decided to not try it just yet.

Thanks for stopping by!
Gina

19 comments:

  1. It looks great :-) I love how sometimes when I look, I see diamonds & sometimes I see X's. Good job!

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  2. The quilt is lovely! It took me a while to work up to mitered corners myself. The best tutorial I know of is: http://hazelsdiary.wordpress.com/2010/10/02/october-2-1951/

    Shelly makes it easy.

    Welcome to blogging. I have added you to my reader and look forward to getting to know you better.

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  3. You did a great job. I love the borders....looks like 3. It will make a great raffle quilt.

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  4. Your quilt looks great! Yeah, do mitered corners when you have time - it really isn't that bad, but you do need to 'figure it out.'

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  5. Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog :) And yes, I live by "better late than never!" Love the pattern on your quilt, and don't worry, there's plenty of time to learn mitering... I still have bias binding on my "to-learn" list :)

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  6. Hello Gina,

    Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. I love your quilt and for such a great cause.
    Happy days.
    Bev.xoxo

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  8. Thanks for your comment on my blog. You had a great FNSI, I love your quilt and to use striped fabric on the border was a very clever idea. Never mind if they aren't mitered.

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  9. Hi Gina, thank you for stopping by my blog- your quilt is lovely and the colours work well together- I know what you mean about by the time you get home from work- if it wasn't for FNSI I probably would have sat and done nothing...gives you something to focus on.

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  10. Your quilt is beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing! Thanks also for visiting my blog! I'm your newest follower! Have a marvelous day! :)

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  11. Your quilt is looking great. It's bound to raise a potful of money when it's raffled. Don't be afraid of mitred corners... they are easier than they look... you can do it.

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  12. Gina, What a great FNSI project! It looks great, I really like the colors you are using.
    I can SO TOTALLY relate to your comment about starting the day excited for FNSI, but then when it is time feeling almost too tired to participate. My finished projects are usually much less ambitious than what I had planned.

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  13. Gina, thanks for stopping by my blog, and for your lovely comments..
    Your quilt is beautiful.. It's a lovely thing that you are doing..
    I would have loved to reply to your comment, but you are coming up 'no reply' blogger. If you pop over to chookyblues blog, which you will find on the right side of my blog, she has hints to help.. xxx

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  14. Hi Gina, I just became your latest follower... Darl, you are still coming up as no-reply... I'll keep trying to contact you when you message me.. All the best...

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  15. What a lovely quilt. Glad you enjoyed your first FNSI!!

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  16. Holy cow! The quilt is beautiful! I bet teh auction committee will be clicking their heels when they see your contribution. :-)

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  17. So pretty! I love the way you used the colors in this. Whoever wins the raffle will be thrilled!

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  18. Hi, Gina - I popped by to see your FNSI project - it's gorgeous! I hope it raises a lot of money for your friend's raffle!

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  19. Thanks for visiting my blog. Very pretty quilt. Don't feel bad about not mitering the quilt. I don't do it so well. There are a lot of us that either don't know how or are still working on getting it right. Good luck with the raffle. :-)

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