Saturday, January 28, 2017

I ♥ a Sew In!

I do so love a Sew In! Our lovely little guild, Maritime Modern Quilt Guild, holds them monthly. ☺ It always seems like such a long time between the November and January Sew Ins! Last night, I spent some quality time in the studio packing my bags. It makes it so much easier to get out the door in the morning!
We've got a lot of new members on the roster for 2017 and quite a few came to their first Sew In today. It was great to see so many new faces. I arrived with no less than 6 projects in mind. One doesn't want to run out when they have 7 hours of uninterrupted sewing on the schedule! First up was my mini for the MQG Mini Quilt Swap. My partner likes rainbow... I hope she likes this interpretation!
When I arrived, it was layered and ready to quilt. By lunch time, I had it quilted, bound, and ready to hand stitch!
Next up, turning this pile of scraps into a mini mini quilt for a special young lady having a rough go. Way back when, she used to draw little giraffes on the bottom of the quizzes she wrote in my class. When I found this little scrap in the bins, I knew I could make a little something for her.
When one mixes in a little Kona, Carolyn Friedlander Crosshatch and Lizzie House Mini Pearl Bracelets, it just has to work! Another project ready for hand stitching the binding by day's end!
We took a little break mid-afternoon for a round of LCR with fat quarters as the prizes. For the first time ever, I walked away with the kitty. There are definitely some treasures in there!
Then on to a little project I've taken on for 2017... The Garden Snail-Along. It's an Instagram thing (yes, I've succumbed). Just one wee little snail a week. But I decided to work ahead a little so I wouldn't be up against a deadline in the coming weeks! If you're interested, the pattern is available on Craftsy from Pen and Paper Patterns. Here are the deets on the Snail Along over at Gnome Angel!
I couldn't possibly have this many uninterrupted sewing hours and not make a little something for DT. They got a fun play kitchen for Christmas (more on that in another post) and have been obsessed with making eggs in their wee frying pan.
GT had the pleasure of sharing in her grandmother's birthday dinner of lobsters a few weeks ago. She's now very interested in "lobbers." So much so that she's asked for them for supper a number of nights. I spent the last hour of Sew In working away on this wee critter. I bought the pattern this week from Gulf Coast Cottage on Etsy. Honestly, given enough time and patience, I would consider making every pattern they have. So stinkin' cute!
I'm linking up today with a new to me link-up, Show Off Saturday! Pop on over and see what others are making this week-end!


P.S Please excuse the slightly blurry pics. Even though I packed the night before, I managed to pack my camera with without an SD card! Duh!


  1. What a fabulous day; 7 hours of uninterrupted sewing and you made amazing progress on 5 projects? It makes me long for a "sew in" day of my own! :)

  2. It sure sounds like you had a very successful and fun sew-in day! You have some great projects there. I especially like the little giraffe mini. Super cute and creative!

  3. Looks like you had a very successful sew day! Love seeing all your projects. They are all so well done!

  4. Loving those rainbow curves! The giraffe mini is too cute, loving the colors in that one. And the little lobster! I actually squealed at the cuteness a little bit. 😊

  5. It was a good day. Can't wait to come over and have BT make me some eggs. :)

  6. Great day. We were talking about those Instagram snails at PEIMQG on Thursday.

  7. The felt food for DT's kitchen is awesome! What wee one wouldn't love it?? I have to say it looks like you used your Sew In time quite productively.

  8. Those eggs! That lobster! Oh my goodness. Your sew in seems like a divine use of a day. Jealous.


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