Sunday, 21 June 2020

FNSI and IHSW June 2020

So even though I forgot to sign up for it, I did remember to join in for FNSI! Pop over here to Wendy's blog to see what everyone else got up to.

I carried on working through the epic Disney cross-stitch. I don't want to jinx myself, but I feel like it won't take me the five years that Beauty and the Beast took me!

At the request of one of my sisters, I counted how many colours left to go - 27! That doesn't feel too much. Then there is backstitching and french knots to go...But we're getting there. I was back to some dreaded brown, but it is a lot of gap-filling so feeling very satisfying. It's also quite a 'big' colour, so it'll progress the project nicely. Here's a little comparison shot of some of what I did on Friday.

FNSI also coincides nicely with International Hermit and Stitch Weekend, hosted by Jo at Serendipitous Stitching and over on Facebook. Any excuse for me to get some sewing done! I have spent Saturday and Sunday slowly working through a baby quilt using the beautiful Walk in the Woods design from Dashwood Studios. Saturday was spent making pinwheels, which I haven't done before. There was a good length of time spent trimming all the corners off the triangles - such a satisfying little pile!

I'm also quite chuffed with how neat some of them came out:

Sunday was spent squaring off the pinwheels, working on the rough layout and starting to sew the quilt together. I got further than I had intended and now have 12 nine patches ready to make disappearing! Or I may just leave them as it is and enjoy the half patterned, half random layout. I shall have a think before I cut or sew anymore!

I also honoured the weekend by heading out on one of my semi-regular runs wearing my crafty leggings!


Karen's Korner said...

Perfect point on your pinwheel blocks. Cute leggings.

Susan said...

what fabulous leggings!
Love the baby quilt - will wait & see what you decide. Great progress on the cross stitch - back stitching is a bit boring ...but makes such a difference.

Maria said...

Cross Stitch is growing nicely..
I like the layout of the flimsy as is because there's some great fabrics in it.
Like those tights..

jude's page said...

Love your cute little pinwheels, and your crafty leggings look great!

Mary said...

The quilt is coming along nicely, all those little pieces would make me dizzy!!

butterfly said...

Your stitching is looking lovely and love the patch work .

Astrids dragon said...

Only 27 more colours? You'll be done in no time!
All those tiny pieces end up looking so lovely when put together, the quilt is going to be so colourful.

Faith... said...

You made good progress on our cross stitching and good luck with getting it done before the five years. Love the pinwheels; the fabric is cute! Love the leggings ;)

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Nice work on Beauty and the Beast, those 27 colours will fly by!
The Quilt is lovely, so many gorgeous bright colours. A great way to spend IHSW.

Linda in Calif. said...

You really are going to town on your cross-stitch, good job. I do believe you will finish this one before 5 years. Your leggings in the cutting mat picture match your little cut off corners! hahaha - Wait, anything thing would match those leggings. Brahahahaha. I cut on the floor too - so comfortable. I actually like your quilt as it is. Cute with some pinwheels mixed among the plain and print fabrics.

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