Saturday, January 5, 2013

Friday Night with friends

 Last night was my  first time participating in Friday night with friends. I got so much done, it was great. I decided on my pattern which was a new one by Thimble blossoms called Juggling.
 I cut out heaps of these hexagons and triangles then I couldn't wait to get my first row together. By 10.30pm I had 4 rows done. I plan to work in this again today.
 Its great for scraps which is what I used, all fig tree scraps which are my favourite,
 I wanted to show you the gift I made in the santa sack swap. My partner really wanted a hot water cover so luckily my dear friend Cathy came to the rescue with a pattern. I had never made a hot water bottle cover before but it wasn't as hard as I thought.  The photo above is the front.
 This is the back, the binding strip is the opening where you slot the bottle.
 I made this mini quilt/table topper for my friend Marina. We always exchange gifts with each other.
And yesterday I received a late christmas gift in the post all the way from my penfriend Steph in Belgium.
Imagine my delight when I found 2 gorgeous ornaments made by Steph and a charm pack of tilda fabric in a new range. Yay!!!!! I can't wait to play with these.

Have a wonderful weekend, I know I will.

25 comments:

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Your new project is lovely Leanne....gee those gifts sent are gorgeous....

a good yarn said...

Your new project is comeing along nicely. I'm inspired. What beautiful gifts you made! Plenty of smiles when they were received.

pattas said...

Friday Night projects sound like a lot of fun :)) Scrap quilts are a great way to use up those little pieces left over from other projects too..
Only one thing to complain about . Not enough hours in my day LOL..
Happy sewing :))

Bev said...

Woah! You got a ton done! Cool stuff! Thanks for sharing! I always love your projects!

Cheery wave!

Bev

Cheryll said...

WOW you were busy! Great night in sewing with friends I'd say! :)

Fiona said...

the set FNWF does make us concentrate on getting something done... I love your hexagons... and lovely gifties there....
Hugz

Christine M said...

Your hexagons look fantastic Leanne. You certainly achieved a lot. Gorgeous gifts too.

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Great projects and gifts there. hugs

Heather said...

Great work, and I love the hot water bottle cover.
Hugs

shez said...

lovely project Leanne and wow lovely gifts made and love you parcel from o/s.xx

Val said...

The hexagon rows look great. You stayed up late :)
Love all the gifty items.

Charlie and Wendy said...

You got lots done, the new quilt looks lovely and the gifts you made are beautiful.

Anthea said...

I double-y love this post Leanne.
For the hexys, which you are stitching up a storm with... and Fig Tree Quilts do fabrics I absolutely love...
have fun with your Tilda charms x

Simone said...

Fantastic effort for the night. Love your new project.
Thanks for sharing your gifts they are wonderful

Claire Fisher said...

Hello! I've just popped over from Cheryll's to check out your FNwFs and I'm so glad I did as I saw that new pattern the other day and wondered what it was like - now you'll be able to tell me what it's like when you're done!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Fantastic lot of sewing and so pretty too. Lots of lovely gifts for you to enjoy.

Anita said...

You were really busy there, got lots of sewing done indeed.
Cheers, Anita.

Michell Krawczyk said...

Lots of sewing done. Well done

Quilt Kitty said...

Oh Leanne a Tilda charm pack - yippee! I have a print out of a free Moda Bakeshop pattern using that hexie pattern & charms to make a table runner. It was on the list for over Christmas but tomorrow is my last day off & it's no where near the top. Never mind, later in the year. Yours looks great in those fabrics! Tracee xx

FleurBleue said...

Bonjour from France, just popped in from Cherylls to admire your work.

Crikey, you were busy. Love the hottie cover,

Fiona x

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

Love your hexie project, beautiful fabrics. Thanks for sharing all the wonderful gifts you made.

Noela said...

I like the Fig Tree Quilts fabrics you have used in your quilt. Looks like it goes together quickly as you got lots done. Love your show & tell of gifts you made and received. Hugs....

Marilyn said...

Love the hexagons. You achieved a lot so quickly.

Josie said...

Wow!! So much loveliness in one post. You have been busy. Love the hexies/triangles. And the mini topper is gorgeous. I love everything. You certainly made the best of your FNWF.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Great projects and Pressies :)

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