Saturday, January 5, 2019

FNwF

The first Friday of the month means sewing with FNwF and  whilst plans are still being formulated in my mind for this year's sewing I did manage to make a small snap top bag.    Over the past two years quite a few glasses cases were made using metal tape inside the top casing to form the "snap" and during my travels around the "net" recently small snap top bags with a triangle  of fabric beneath the casing caught my attention so of course one had to be made.


The Rainbow scrap challenge is being run again this year over at So Scrappy and the colour for January is red.....this got me thinking while going through my scraps for the snap bag that there is quite a lot of red  waiting to be used up.  


I have often thought about making a scrappy log cabin quilt using smaller strips on the light side of the block to give a curved illusion and I think that this will be the perfect project to work on during the year.     All that is needed to be done each month when the colour is announced is to make 4 blocks of that colour.     Each block will be 9" finished so when joined every colour will finish up at being 18" square.     Very doable.   My OMG for January is to make 4 red blocks.  

Have you ever seen clouds like these before?    I have not and fortunately for us we escaped what came out of them later on in the day.


I hope that we are as lucky today as more wild storms are being forecast for this afternoon.

I along with 12 other ladies were invited to attend a "thank you" lunch by the organiser of the charity that my quilting group supports by sewing library bags throughout the year which are in  turn filled with stationery supplies and sent to disadvantaged  children in Sri Lanka.    Some of the ladies also make dresses for the little girls in orphanages and I have also offered to make some during the year. 

Back soon and in the meantime

Happy sewing all




13 comments:

Michelle Ridgway said...

Oh such a cute pouch! Love red and the log cabin sounds perfect. What a great to be thanked with a lovely lunch x

Ondrea said...

Love your little pouch. I am looking forward to seeing your red blocks. I love the log cabin pattern. Those clouds are rather unusual and remind me a bit of clam shells. I may even google them LOL.

Cheryll said...

LoVe the bag and the fact you came over to sew at FNwF... xox

Sheryl said...

Hi Karen yes it's a very cute pouch ,love it .
Gee those clouds are amazing I haven't seen any like that before hope you have a lovely weekend Karen xx

Helen said...

Your pouch is very cute. I have never seen clouds like those either, beautiful in there own way really. I look forward to seeing your progress with the red log cabin blocks.

Maria said...

A lovely snap pouch.. Your Log Cabin project with be a good way to use up some stash. Enjoy...
Very interesting clouds, good you didn't get wet.
Such a great cause to donate to and making some dresses for the little girls will be great.

retdairyqueen said...

The little snap bag is a great idea
Look forward to see what you come up with in red My favourite colour

Vera said...

Looks cute! Good luck with your projects ;)

Patty said...

Lovely fabric. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project!

Ingrid said...

Bellos todos tus proyectos gracias por compartir

Jeanna said...

Awe, your little snap top bag is adorable. I like the extra little triangle flap. Those clouds look ominous, hope the storms weren't too bad.

Bethan said...

I love the idea for the log cabin quilt. What a wonderful charity - I hope you had a wonderful lunch x

Frédérique said...

I love your pouch, beautiful! Enjoy the RSC 2019 ;)