Saturday, February 20, 2010

February Friday Night Sew In

For my first Friday Night Sew In, I decided to tune in to the Olympics and  work on machine quilting this lap quilt. I enjoy the piecing of a quilt, but it seems I always get slowed down by the quilting. Can you relate? I've been wondering if it is somehow connected to my machine needing a tune up. Anyway, I was able to make some real progress  and hope to post photos of a finished product soon.

Did you participate in the Sew In?
 How much were you able to finish?
You can view other Friday Night Sew In projects by clicking this link to Flickr.


  1. I found your blog through Kate (we were good friends back in high school), so don't think I'm a strange stalker. I just recently found the world of quilting blogs and she gave me the link to yours.

    That being said, last night I didn't get much sewing done but instead had a "Saturday night sew-in" sort of thing with the husband. Hand-quilted a square and a half (10" squares) on the queen-sized quilt I'm making. Oh, and this afternoon I finished piecing the baby quilt I'm working on and basted the layers together so I can start quilting it (first quilt to machine quilt ever!) tomorrow or Monday.

    Anyways, hi, love the blog, and you're on my RSS reader so I can ogle your quilts. :) I wish I had more time to sew...someday, I guess!

  2. I love quilting on my machine and I can understand how it can slow you up a bit (heck, the pinning alone is enough to drive me mad). I find a fresh needle usually does the trick. And I always clean out under the needle plate before and after quilting something. It gets mighty fuzzy under there!

  3. love your quilt, oh look at those browns!!!!
    I made a quilt like this in plaids , maybe i Need to make one in browns too!

  4. This is one of my favorite quilt patterns. I am so like you when it comes to quilting. Actually, I hate pinning the quilt sandwich. The worst part is trying to squeeze the quilt through the arm of my machine. I sold quilt tops on ebay years ago. I never had a problem selling them, because there are people out there who hate piecing a quilt and just love the quilting part.
    Can't wait to see this quilt finished.
    Take care,


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