Friday, January 20, 2012

First FNSI of 2012!

Today was the first Friday Night Sew-In for 2012! I signed up for it about a week ago, not knowing then that today would be of the busiest, craziest days I've had in a long, LONG time.
However, I persevered, and I managed to get about 90 minutes of uninterupted sewing time tonight.
One blogger that I follow (Eagles' Wings Quilts) had mentioned that she'd seen a Scrappy Dresden Plates quilt along, and she signed up for it. I tried not to look, but you know the saying, "Resistance is futile!" - and I fell for it... I had half-heartedly decided a few weeks ago that I wasn't going to make any New Year's resolutions, but I did hope to finish a few UFOs (UnFinished Objects ) before I started a new project, and breaking that promise to myself on Jan. 16th didn't sit too well... until I realized that I had already cut a number of "blades" for a Dresden Plates quilt on Dec. 28th or 29th, so technically, it wasn't a NEW project! Guess what I worked on tonight? The Scrappy Dresden Plate quilt! I didn't get a lot accomplished, but I made a good start. See for yourself!


  1. Love those little Dresden plates! What a great way to use up all those scraps we save 'just in case'. I'm finding I am enjoying working on my 'Grandmother's Album' quilt continuing to piece everything by hand...more time consuming maybe, but very relaxing just to sit and stitch. I took a tour back through your blog and all the quilts you've are an inspiration!

  2. They are so very, very pretty. I love your scrappy choices.

  3. Oh so pretty! I have been trying to put blinders on this year too. But there are so many QAL that I just want to do.

  4. Oh, I love scrappy things and I love dresdens.. perfect combination!! :o) I am currently fighting the urge to join a QAL.. there are a couple that have caught my eye. *sigh* I'm weakening by the moment.

  5. What a great way to use up scraps of material - just like I use scraps of paper LOL! Loved the UFO comment too :)