Saturday, June 19, 2010

Friday Night Sew-In results and quilt along

I was so ready for some quality sewing time.  In fact, I was sewing most of the day!  Yes,  I had lots of plans!  But the best laid out plans don't always work out! Sigh!  Most of the day, I worked on my Between Charming Friends Quilt Along! We got the 1st sewing instructions this week so I wanted to get sewing so I wouldn't fall behind.  

Here are my pieces for the 16 patch ready to be assembled. Do you see the little 4 patches in the back?  

All assembled and ready for the next step!  We'll get the next step on Wednesday.  Yep, that cute polka dot fabric in the background is the backing I picked out.  Isn't it cute?  I think they go together quite well!

I then started quilting on the Mariner's Compass.  As  I previously posted, it was taking me a little over an hour to quilt each compass.  I did manage to shave off about 15 minutes from the quilting as I worked thru the compasses.  I had 2 left to do last night.  No problem I say!  I probably could even finish the outside edges of the fleur de lis.  But my plans went awry when a big storm hit and knocked out our electricity.  This is what I was doing when the power failed.

Quilting the final points in the yellow compass! [the green one on the right is the last one].  At least my needle was down cuz I was turning at the point!

So what to you do?  Well, I was determined to get something done so I pulled out my stitchery and used the remaining daylight to stitch. Soon, everyone was getting hungry and no sight of the electricity coming on so we decided to walk to a local restaurant for some Mexican food [they had electricity!] After dinner, still no electricity and so out came....


I managed a little more stitchery by candle light.  I was hoping I wouldn't have to pull it all out cuz I really couldn't see very well.  This morning I took a look [and a picture].

Not bad!  See the little purple flowers?  Those are what I worked on before it got too dark.  The stems were done by candlelight.  I'm glad to announce the electricity came on sometime in the wee hours.  The light in my sewing room was still on!  [I did remember to turn off my machine, unplug the iron and computers!]


  1. Wow! You have had all sorts of things going on!!! I have been following the Charming quilt along and I love the fabrics you chose! Hand stitching piece looks nice, too! Thank you for visiting my blog and your kind comment! Have a great weekend!

  2. Your blocks are turning out the colors! I spent this afternoon cutting and sewing on mine as the thunderstorms rolled through...fortunately we did not lose power! My husband has been hinting for a Mariners Compass quilt...yours is looking good!

  3. Imagine the days when women had to do all of their stitching by candle light!

  4. I love the colors you are using for your quiltalong blocks. The Mariners Compass quilt is beautiful.

  5. I love your blocks - and that background fabric is too cute! Your Mariners Compass is beautiful, too! Way to sew!!!

  6. Love your blocks for the quilt along. The backing fabric is perfect!


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