Saturday, 18 June 2011

FSNI June - Friday Night Unpick In

Morning ladies.  Last night was FSNI - Friday Night Sew In, or rather Friday Night Unpick In as it turned out!

Handmade by Heidi

Do you want to see what I did?  It's not much I'm afraid.  I decided to carry on working on the placemats for my friend and set to work piecing the final two.  Unfortunately, after laying out all the pieces for one, I realised I hadn't cut enough grey strips for both mats!  Not wanted to get bogged down in cutting, I decided to sew up one.


I put them in piles and chain pieced.  I thought it was going really well until I'd finished and laid them out.


Oh no, that's the wrong picture!!  I must have deleted the one where I'd sewn some of the strips in the wrong order.  Ah well, imagine it's all wrong!  I had to unpick various parts of 5 different rows and resew to get to what you see there.


And here it is with the rows all sewn together.  What do you think?  I think I like it...




















I usually iron my seams open as it then lays flat, but this would have been a nightmare so I sewed them all the one side.  It took me 2 and a half hours to do this!  How slow am I??

After that, it was downstairs to watch Big Love and do a bit of cross stitch.


















She will be an elephant ballerina with a wand with the number 3 in it.  It's supposed to be a birthday card for my god-daughter but she's turning out quite big so I might make it into something else.

I have a free day ahead of me.  I should probably cut and piece the remaining placemat, but I think I'm going to catch up on my blog reading - I'm days behind, maybe some emails - I'm weeks behind!  Then I think my day will see pinwheels...

9 comments:

cauchy09 said...

beautiful patchwork! it will be a great placemat.

Lulu Lane Designs said...

Great job on the placemats. They look great! Lots of work I can tell! :)

Just-Do said...

Lovely placemats. The colour grey works so great with these solids. I hope you enjoy(ed) your free day.

Kandi said...

Wow, it must have broken your heart to have to unpick. I would love to attend a local sew in, how cool?
Kandi x

Rhonda said...

Love the colors, great job!!!
THis is my first FNSI so I was really happy to get some thing finished.
Take care.

Stitchin' time said...

Really like the bright placemats and isn't unpicking a PITA? Had to do a bit of that on my FNSI too!

Allie said...

That is coming along beautifully - sorry you had to un-pick, I hate that part, lol. Love your little cross-stitch!

The 4 Bushel Farmgal said...

I love how the grey sets off the brighter colors. These will be lovely!

Sandra :) said...

I think it looks lovely, and will make a lovely gift :)

Your partner-in-crime Nancy also had to do a lot of froggy stitching during FNSI, and even MORE the next day - I fortunately managed, for once, to avoid that fate. I'm sure my luck will change shortly, and I'll be back in the Froggy Stitching Olympics, taking home gold :D