Sunday, July 22, 2018

FNSI - An Update

All of the blocks for my Lanterns of Hope quilt are complete.

The setting triangles are folded squares in this photo.  I just couldn’t wait to see the layout on my dining room table.  The pattern comes with three different sizes and I chose the throw size.

I’m working on getting the top together but we’ve had some social commitments this weekend that prevented me from finishing.

Please do not forget to visit Wendy at SugarlaneDesigns to see how everyone spent their Friday Night Sew In.

Have a fabulous week 😊

Friday, July 20, 2018

FNSI and Lanterns of Hope

Happy Friday everyone!

I don’t know about you but I am looking forward to the weekend.  This evening will start off with Friday Night Sew In (FNSI) hosted by Wendy at Sugarlane Designs.  

This virtual event is held on the third Thursday of each month.  It’s a fun linky party with prizes and I’ve met a few new inspiring blog friends.  Visit Wendy on her blog to learn more.
Speaking of new friends, I recently found HollyAnne Knight of String and Story.  She is a young wife and mom of two toddlers who has a passion for all things quilting.  Her energy and enthusiasm are very contagious.  She writes a blog and newsletter, String and Story has a facebook page and her Facebook group is Quilting Rockstars.  You can find her live on the FB page Thursday mornings where she shares some tidbit or helpful hint.  And during the summer, on Friday or sometimes Saturday nights, she hosts a Summer Social Hour in the FB group.
HollyAnne’s focus right now is stash busting and she is hosting a sew-along using one of her patterns towards that effort.  I know…I hear you…Really, Jeanna?  Another sew along?  But wait!  I haven’t purchased any new fabric, I really am using my stash.
The pattern is Lanterns of Hope... (photo borrowed from String and Story)
This is my fabric pull.  Quite a bit subdued compared to HollyAnne's.

I’ve stayed on task with the schedule and will finish the last four blocks during tonight's social hour.  These are log cabin type blocks and work up super fast.

So, this is how I will spend my FNSI.  Are you sewing along?
Hope you have a lovely weekend!