Sewing Saturday

Handmade by Heidi

Last night I took part in the Friday Night Sew In. I ended up only having 2 hours to spend sewing, however since that is about all I can take at one time it was 2 hours well spent. I didn’t get everything done that I wanted to, but I am happy with the results of what I made. The seam ripper didn’t even come out once...AMAZING but true...LOL

Okay so what did I end up making you may ask or not, but I am telling you anyhow so here we go.

First I completed my February block for group 2 of the We Bee Learning Bee.  Danielle had requested a log cabin and provided us with a nice an easy tutorial to make it the way she wanted. Her only requirement for colour was that the middle square be black and that the square should be girly. I had lent all my pinks to my mother so she could make her block. I was tempted to just do the exact same thing as her...but I thought that wasn’t too nice since Danielle would have two block the same. So I just used a few of the same fabrics and came up with this.

I think it might be a bit darker than the other ones being made and maybe a bit too busy, but I like it nonetheless. It was a really easy block to make. The only thing I didn’t care for was that I tried to press all my seams open. Using some tips from the lovely ladies in my bee it went a lot smoother than before, however I couldn’t get them to lie flat so the block won’t lay flat for me now either....oh well!

I then made 3 signature blocks. Two for my and one for my mother since she forgot to make one before giving me the block to send off. I know how to spell her last name and I know where she lives so it was easy enough..LOL
Sorry hid the name left the province

To finish the night I completed the top for my mini quilt for a swap I am in. I thought that I was almost done it however when I went to finish it I realized all I had done was drawn a picture and picked out fabric....!!! It didn’t take me long to put the whole thing together. I think it may be too simple, but she wanted something modern and this is all I could come up with. I just need to quilt this baby and then she is ready to send off. Any suggestions on how to quilt it? Sorry the picture is a little dark!!

So there you go that is what I got accomplished in the FNSI. Make sure you click the link and check out what other people from around the world were working on last night.

Take care,


  1. You got all that done in 2 hours! That is fantastic. I love your log cabin block - the colors are really pretty :)

  2. For a two hour window you got a bit done!! I think straight lines for sure on quilting that mini...every "Modern" Quilt I see these days seems to have lots and lots of straight lines :)
    Congrats on a great FNSI!!

  3. Ooh! Forging mom's signature! I've NEVER done that before...snicker, snicker! You got some cute stuff done, my dear!

  4. Great job - that's a lot for only 2 hours. I love all of the different color choices you're using.

  5. Everything is soooo pretty! Naturally, I loooove my block!! :) Thank you so much!!

  6. You got a lot done in 2 hours. I love some of the fabrics you used too. Very pretty.

  7. I think since it is supposed to be modern go with straight lines, but NOT along the seams! You know random and crissy crossy!! !

  8. What a pretty color combination. I love the look of the log cabin blocks. THey can show off so many fabrics!

  9. It's so nice to see bright cheery colors in winter. Great blocks.


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