Saturday, February 8, 2014

FNWF

Last night I got together with TaniaTracee and Margaret at Marg's house for FNWF. We have decided to all make an Underground Railroad Sampler and thought getting together once a month would keep us motivated and MAKE us get on with it!! Plus for me, Marg has cooling at her house! Yay!! So we loaded up and hurried off to Marg's house! Tonight we are working on the Underground Railroad or Jacob's Ladder block......
Marg and I got right down to work!! Marg has a beautiful huge kitchen island bench which is perfect for cutting!
Every one is here and down to work!

Tracee concentrating....no time for a photo!! 

Tania modelling the book of instructions!

Marg caught in between busy sewing!

Misty watching proceedings....

Jasmine not posing as I wanted but keeping an eye on me!

Well the blocks are all done and ready to be sewn together but they are different sizes and do not fit!!! Ahhhhh!!!!! Luckily Tracee came to the rescue and worked out that is we cut a little off here and a little off there we would be ok.........I have to say this is not my usual kid of sewing but I found the instructions in the book hard to understand....thank goodness we were working on this together, so there was a combined expertise pool to work it out!!

my finished block......

Tania's block coming along nicely....

Tracee's finished block......love the fabric......
Margs block......love the fabric too ......


SUPPER!!!! Don't we cater well for ourselves!!

all the finished blocks together.....

Tania's finished block......love the colours ....

Photo time!!

and on to the important time of the evening....supper!!
And then on to another important time in the evening...Tracee has been making shower caps you can see why here......so we found we became models late in the evening!! This is especially for Elyte!

Beautiful huh!!


Hard to remain serious though!!!
You can pop over here to super Cheryll's place to share some lemon slice and see what other people got up to on FNWF. Thank you Cheryll for hosting.
Happy sewing!


15 comments:

marina said...

you all look very industrious, and the results are wonderful. Love all the fabric choices they are so beautiful.
Thought it was going to be a very serious post......then you all put on the shower caps lol
they could be bathing caps too and you could wear them at the beach next time?

shez said...

lol you girls are so funny,your shower cap pics reminded me of the red brolly girls,maybe that can be your new name,lol,glad you all had a fun night and boy i really do like Tracee new hair style it really suits her,see you soon girls.xx

Farm Gate Creations said...

Thank you girls for another wonderful evening..we do know how to have a good laugh.

Elyte said...

Love it! Your post started off quite seriously with great results achieved at the end of the sewing session. Love the portrait with the hats, and in the bathroom! You girls are so creative. I could hear the Friday night laughter from here! Thank you.

Fiona said...

its so fun that you are all making the same quilt together ... they are all lovely and yet so different with the colours.... and what a laugh with the shower caps.... crazy ladies????
Hugz

Roseanne said...

Love all your blocks and your shower caps. What a great night to sew in with friend. I sewed in on my own but had a great night.

debbie said...

Such pretty colours in all of those blocks. xx debbie

Noela said...

Lovely blocks. Hugs......

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

I started the Underground Railroad sampler probably 5 years ago and it is still a UFO. I want to make it bigger which is why my progress halted when the shops BOM ended. Thank you for inspiring me to take a look at it again!

Christine M said...

Sounds like a fun night. I bought that book when I visited the US back in 2005 and it's still sitting on the shelf!

Cathy (aka CrafteeCC) said...

looks like a fun night :) visiting from FNwF :)

Kindred Quilts said...

Looks like lots of fun happening in these photos! How smart to be working on your Underground Railroad Sampler blocks together. They are lovely! The shower caps are adorable!

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

Sounds like a fun evening. Your Jacobs Ladder blocks are great, I'm love that block.

Moose-ings said...

Those blocks are looking good! And the shower caps, well, what can I say?!

willsquiltn sew said...

So much fun, much better sewing together with friends!