Saturday, November 8, 2014

Friday Night with friends.....

 I love weekends, don't you? Especially when you work during the week, the weekend is for relaxing, catching up on your jobs and of course sewing. Last night I had big plans for Friday night with friends but I was just too tired to sew on my machine so I sat in the lounge  and sewed the binding down on my Fat quarter shop BOM,
 I was thrilled to get this done as I'm not a big fan of binding. People say its the best part  of making a quilt but for me its not. I like to move onto something new.
 Anyway its all done and I love it. I have thought about making a label and doing it in stitchery, so I'll have to work on that idea.

 Remember seeing this quilt last week in my post, well its finally  alldone. Its so big I  had to take it outside to  measure my borders, then make my backing and make sure that it was big enough. I used all my stash fabrics for this beauty and I absolutely love it. It was a pleasure to work on each block, I'm not sure how many half square triangles i made but there are quite a few.

 Now what do you think of my backing? Pretty impressive eh!!  This took me 3 hours to piece, I already had the blocks which I found in my cupboard and forgot I even had.  So I cut up my bigger pieces of fabric and made them  all fit together.
 That was such a good use of the fabrics I had left because now I have no bigger pieces at all and plenty of room in the cupboard for new fabrics.  Its already now to be quilted by the lovely Sarah. At 95 inches square its bound to take her a little while.
 I still have a few pretty flowers in my garden, here are some californian poppies, I love these bright flowers, they self seed and pop up anywhere.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, Thankyou to Cheryll for hosting last nights sewing  evening,  If you would like to see what everyone  else up  to, click here.

Happy sewing and thankyou for visiting.

15 comments:

Tracy said...

The hot weather which seems to be sparing none of Australia is really giving the plants a hard time.
I know what you mean about being too tired at the end of the day for serious stitching. Especially when it's hot (for me anyway).
Lucky you to have room for new fabric.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Love the quilt gorgeous flowers

Susan said...

Hi Leanne two beautiful quilts. I popped a letter in the post this week hope it arrives soon X:)

Christine Barnsley said...

Hello Leanne! Love both your beautiful quilts... you must be pleased to have one finished and the other at the quilting stage. Beautiful work! :) x

Patchwork and Play said...

Love the finished quilt! I'll bind quilts any day of the week if it means a finish! And then I get to start something new!

creations.1 said...

Finally!!!!! Someone who thinks the same about sewing on bindings as I do!!! Love your new quilt - just stunning!! Just think of the binding for this one!!lol

Jeanette said...

Beautiful quilts Leanne. Love the flowers. Hugs,xx

Fiona said...

two stunning quilts..... I love a pieced backing ...
Hugz

Cheryll said...

What a wonderful project to work on at FNwF. Sewing binding is one of my fav things as it means it's finished once done. Thanks for joining in!

Christine M said...

Your quilts look great, Leanne. I've finally started cutting out my borders for my BOM.

Michelle Ridgway said...

FQ BOM is gorgeous as are your stars ...well done! I am one of the crazies who likes doing the binding LOL!

barb's creations said...

Love both your quilts, the star one is going to be just humungus when finished but I must admit to having a slight shudder thinking of how many mtr's of binding will need to be sewn down on it binding and I don't mix well :) Barb.

Anthea said...

Both of the quilts are just gorgeous Leanne - both of them so different - definitely do labels for them - I'm a binding fan, it's the time I sit & smile at my work & think about the next thing... which I have usually moved on to anyway!

Bobbie Lynn said...

Two beautiful quilts there Leanne. Beautiful top quilting on the first quilt. I can wait to see the quilting design Sarah will do on the second.
Your flowers are beautiful. Your garden must look amazing. I bet the bees are loving it.
Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful day.
Blessings!

I am Just One Mom said...

I just love your scrappy stars. So big and so wonderful. You have motivated me to tackle my scraps and help them fulfill their destiny!

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