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!


Anonymous said...

Hi Jeanna I will be joining you for the FNSI.
What a beautiful quilt you are going to sew,love your fabrics,you do such beautiful work,right I had better get stitching,hope you have a wonderful weekend my friend xx

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I like your version of this quilt a lot. I think your fabric selections are great. I'm looking forward to the weekend too. The county fair starts!!
xx, Carol

Julierose said...

I love your fabric choices--am loving blue&white anything lately--from antique bowls to quilts...so lovely hugs for a great weekend Julierose

Karen said...

I have been watching Holly Anne even though her style is not the same as mine. She is so enthusiastic and "real". Bubbles over in personality. I don't plan on doing the Lanterns quilt but am enjoying seeing the fabric combos each person shares a picture of. Your fabrics laying spread out look much calmer than Holly's choice but yet are quite bright when sewn into the blocks. Enjoy using your stash.

Jeanette said...

Love the fabrics you are using for your version of the quilt. Your quilt blocks are looking very lovely. Hugs,xx

Needled Mom said...

It’s going to bea great FNSI with that pattern and those fabrics.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Pretty fabric choices for your new quilt Jeanna. Nice stitching with you x

Karen's Korner said...

Pretty blocks. Looking forward to seeing the end result.

Vicki in MN said...

Your fabric pull might be subdued but OMG so pretty(my colors!). Your quilt is gonna be so beautiful.

Kyle said...

I'll check out Wendy's blog. What a great challenge. You've pulled wonderful fabrics from your stash. Have fun. Enjoy your weekend.

Anonymous said...

Love the fabric and the blocks look fabulous in that colorway.

sewyouquilt2 said...

love your fabric selection. fun fun

moosecraft said...

Looking good so far! I hope you had a wonderful sewing weekend! :-)

Susie H said...

Love your stash pull, going to make a beautiful quilt! I recently came across HollyAnne too, probably from another blog. She's quite the talented, energetic quilter!