Friday, August 19, 2016

FNSI

It was a lovely sunny morning here today so I took the opportunity to make an early start on FNSI by pre-washing all those pretty fabrics that have been sitting in my stash in order to make summer clothes for Miss M.     A must for summer is a pair of shorts in each colour of the rainbow as well as cool cotton nighties for hot  nights, twirly skirts and a couple of dresses for a "soon to be 3 year old's social engagements".


While they were all drying on the clothesline it was time to sew up my rainbow 9 patch blocks for August.  

After pressing and trimming the  rainbow blocks  it was onto to making a few more blocks of my variation of a rail fence. Below are some of the blocks in various stages of construction.



I am finding that  it is easier to make 4 blocks at a time then join them up.  Then make another 4 and join them.  By doing it that way I can keep a bit of control even though it is a scrappy quilt.  

Thanks again Wendy for hosting another FNSI.    I am off now to organise a birthday dinner for hubs to celebrate his special day so I was glad to be able to make an early start today on my sewing.

Back soon and in the meantime

Happy sewing all

5 comments:

Maria said...

What a great start to your FNSI... I am just going into the Cave now....
Lots of pretty cotton fabrics to make a wardrobe of clothes for Miss soon to be 3...
Nice blocks you are getting together ..

desertskyquilts said...

I love imagining the wonderful clothing, and scraps, that will come from those fabrics. Your RSC blocks look great, and I love the scrappy rail fence. I agree that sewing things like this in fours makes it easier to control color, and to put it all together.

Helen said...

Lovely blocks with lots of pretty fabrics and colours :)

retdairyqueen said...

Your colours look lovely
I agree with putting four together at a time Much easier

Ondrea said...

Such a pretty selection of fabrics . You have been busy as usual. Sorry I haven't caught up woth your posts lately.