It has been forever since I participated in Friday Night Sew In and I’ve missed it! Thanks to Wendy for of Sugarlane Quilts for sponsoring in Heidi's absence. Of course, there were many Friday nights over the past year I still sewed, but just didn’t bother with signing up or committing to do a blog post about it. I thought it would be fun to get back into it since I started to blog again. My oldest sister just purchased her first home and I am so thrilled about it! Her and her family are so excited to have a bigger house and the kids to have their own rooms! I look forward to my next visit so I can see it in person.
I decided for her housewarming gift, to make her a quilt using Sweetwater’s Hometown fabric. I actually won 4 charm packs a few years ago and I also purchased binding fabric and the backing fabric shortly after that had just been sitting around. I think the fabric will be perfect because she said she was going to be decorating her house in the cranberry color that is featured in the collection.
The hardest part, I believe in making a quilt, is figuring out the design. This will be my 5th quilt and I am excited to start working on it. (I still have to share my 3rd and 4th quilts with y’all and will soon). I spent hours perusing my quilt patterns and free ones online. I almost decided to just sew the 5” squares randomly and make it simple, buuut decided against it because I wanted it to be more interesting than that. So I am making HSTs. The stack in the photo is what I completed on Friday night. I have since been working on more during the weekend and have the whole stack sewn on one side of the center line. Since I decided on the HSTs, I think I will have enough leftovers to make her more than just a quilt, perhaps a throw pillow and maybe a table runner and dish towels. That’s my goal.
In other news: We went to see Pacific Rim in 3D with DH’s coworkers yesterday, it was surprisingly good. The 3D was amazing. Not sure I would have liked the movie as much if it was in 2D. We love going to the movies, even thought about going again today even but we have a lot of housework to do, so we may not.
Thanks for stopping by – hope you have a wonderful week!