If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments too!
I also got a great dose of sewing in last night for Friday Night Sew-In! Remember I tweeted that I had pinks, green, and blues on the cutting mat? Well, here is what I was up to.
I had my green apple twists at the ready for noshing.
Here is the stack of fabrics I pulled in the beginning. I'm surprised that I did end up using most of them. And yes, that's a mix of batiks, solids, and printed quilting cottons.
Another look before I dove in.
I had a Harry Potter moving on in the background as I measured and cut, counted the number of pieces I need and started to arrange and re-arrange different color combination.
Figured out what I was working on yet?
If you guessed flowers or tulips... you are right on!
Near the beginning of the year I finished a tulip table runner that I adored and then I couldn't find the pattern I used. So bone-head of me. Well, long story short... I wanted to make another tulip runner for my mother in law and lucky I ran across this flower block from Kari at The Fresh Cut Blog.
The design is a little different from the original I was using, but I think I may prefer the slight changes! Here is what a finished block looks like from the instructions.
So, I got to work chain piecing the different parts.
It's sort of adorable. I told Mr. Happy I would be participating in the Sew-In, and at some point he called over and said it was really quiet in my room. As in, I wasn't sewing yet. Cute, right? I told him... I'm designing. And sure enough. Once I had all the pieces in place.... my sewing machine roared into action.
Enough to make him shut his door. Ha, poor thing!
Here is the first flower! And yes, I was a bit lazy with the ironing last night and just skipped that step. shhh, that will be our little secret!
The second flower. So pretty!
As the night rolled on, I felt like I could stay up and probably even finish the whole runner. Delusional of me.
About 11pm, I had this on my table. The blue square is supposed to be sewn against the colorful strip. Sigh, that's when I knew my night was nearly to an end. Tired eyes and mind were setting in.
I decided I would finish up the block and call it a success.
Here is a look at the five flower blocks I made last night. I took the shot this morning in the sunlight! I still have to add the green leaves on the bottom sides of the blocks to call them complete. Then I am thinking of how to assemble them... adding a border... and what the binding will be.
I'm happy to make a lot of progress on this one. It's been on my work in progress list for nearly three months now. Long over due to get a move on it!!
Hope you enjoyed your sewing time as well. Today, the sun is shining and I have dreams of raking out a garden bed or two. Hope you have a wonderful day loves!
Much love for Japan