Friday, February 16, 2018

FNSI

I was able to make an early start on FNSI and continued to sew up those 2 1/2" squares into 4 patch blocks.  Having the fabric pre-cut certainly makes the job go quicker.     Now comes the boring bit of trimming them up.


As you can see the ones in front are all neat and the pile at the back needs to be tackled.    A job for later on tonight.    You can only trim for so long...it is very tiring on the shoulders, wrists and hands. 

Now the purpose for these blocks....this year was going to be the year of the small item for me but I could not resist another mystery train ride being held on a quilting forum that I belong to and while it will be a quilt - it is a lap quilt which when compared to a king quilt it is small.   It is all about interpretation!!!!!

The 48 4 patch blocks were the first clue and while the second clue has been revealed -  48 QST blocks I am working at a bit slower pace and hopefully will make a start on these over the weekend.

While the pile of 2 1/2" squares has been somewhat reduced there are still many left.    Another project using 2 1/2" squares will need to be investigated in the near future.

Thanks Wendy for hosting another fun sew-in.

Back soon and in the meantime


Happy sewing all

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Karen ,well done ,great start xx

ellieshomemadehome.blogspot.com said...

Happy Stitching, you are very organised. See you later :)

Helen said...

Lovely pile of blocks, great start for the new project.

DebH. said...

Being new to this craft, that looks like a lot of work.

The Sloan Patch said...

Ooh a mystery project...sounds like fun!

Marti said...

Looks like an interesting mystery. I agree that trimming up blocks is hard on the shoulders. Maybe you can do a little here and there and get it done.

Sarah said...

You are organised, but the trimming is hard work! I guess little and often is the answer.

Anthea said...

Lovely new project Karen... love to watch a good mystery unfold... good luck!

Susie H said...

I love mystery quilt-a-longs. That's a lot of 4-patches and an equally lot of QSTs. Looking forward to seeing what all the pieces become!