Saturday, October 22, 2011

October 21 FNSI - very productive!

Tonight I got together with no-blog Amanda and Miss Nancy for an evening of fun, carrying on, sewing and general goofiness :D    Nancy proved to be a natural at freemotion quilting - impressive!  Amanda made herself a lovely bag (pattern compliments of Quilt a Bag in Markham!), and I completed 2 boxy bags, a tall pouch and a zipper bag.  I can't post one of the sets as it's a Christmas gift and the recipient will figure it out due to the fabric theme, but I can post the other set :)

Nancy practicing freemo quilting

After about 3 minutes of practice she was ready to quilt her project, a lovely bag made with Tilda fabric :)

My project-which-cannot-be-posted - under construction - this is the tall pouch :)

Amanda's vest bag - ready to be worked on

Nancy's gorgeous quilted bag front and back!  Note the container of homemade cookies in front, LOL - cherry and white chocolate! ;)

One of the sets I completed - pizza boxy bag and zipper bag :)

Amanda sewing the straps onto her bag :)

Amanda's finished bag - gorgeous!
Thank you ladies - it was a blast!!  And thank you Nancy, who gifted me with two packages of twin needles (2 needles per pack) - in a size I don't have -- I can't wait to try them out, woooooooooooohoooooooooooooooo!!!!

P.S.  I had already started my bags - they were cut out, interfaced and had the zippers attached - that's how I was able to get all 4 of them finished :)


  1. How great is it that you could all get together to sew... looks like a lot of work was done...

  2. Man you guys are so productive - but Nancy, 3 minutes of practice???? I could practice for 3 years and never touch a real project, lol. Looks like you all got a lot done, love them all!

  3. Great effort,good idea to plan ahead so you had more time for the actual sewing/construction for Friday night to be worked on :) Barb.

  4. Oh how jealous am I that I don't get to come to your FNSI's, it would be great to get the four of us together. Looks like you got loads achieved, as ever. I am starting to believe that you are some specialist robot sewist...

  5. Looks like a lot of fun! yay for free motion quilting...i'm glad you two csn do it so well (I still cannot get the hang of it)!

    ...also love the twin needle work!

  6. AWESOME!~ You get so much done!!! :) You are like a zipper bag factory there. I wonder how many you actually do a week? Seems like a lot!!!
    Hugs and kisses,

  7. You are most welcome! I had a great time as well. I forgot to mention your cookies on my FNSI post. They were very yummy!

  8. How fab to have sewing friends that live close enough for you to all get together like that! Great projects!

  9. Sounds like ou all had a blast! All of the bags look fantastic!

  10. Another fun and productive FNSI. I just love that you, Nancy and Amanda have made this a real sewing bee in addition to the virtual one.

  11. Great work for FNSI - and so good to find another Canadian here! I plan to 'follow'!

  12. That's awesome that you all got together to sew! So fun! Looks like lots of sewing got done! Thanks for sharing! I'm your newest follower! Have a great weekend! :)

  13. Great production by your sewing group. It looks like fun to make it a little get together with other sewers. I'll have to try that sometime.

  14. wow..your FNSI sounded like a blast!! I wish I were a natural when it came to free motion quilting. I only did it once when I just started quilting and I would not know how to do it anymore...maybe it's time to try again.

    You make me really want to try to make a boxy pouch. I just add one more to-do project on my list. ;)

    Thank you for stopping by my blog.


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