Friday, January 20, 2023

Jan Friday Night Sew-In

I had hoped to spend the FNSI making the backing for the Arlington Square quilt and then getting it on the long arm, but when I actually got into my sewing room I didn't feel like it. I guess I have a hard time working up the motivation to work on projects I don't really like.

So, instead, I found myself picking up my current leader-ender project. I had most of the block strips assembled and I started putting them together. The quilt is pretty small so it went together quickly. It really helped having everything already cut out. I did decide to change the fabric in the sashing. I didn't like the striped fabric I had originally cut out. Now that I've got my fabric more organized I was able to poke through and find a better option.

The name of this pattern is Lake Cabin by Kim Brackett,
from her Scrap Basket Sensations book

At the moment, I'm trying to decide what color pieces are going into the center of the pinwheels; I am auditioning the different options.

I chose these colors to coordinate with this old Morris print fabric I chose for the border. All the rest of the fabric was from my purple and pink scrap bins. It feels good to make something from scraps.

I definitely need to go back to the Arlington Square backing over the weekend, but I had a fun time working on this one this evening for the Friday Night Sew-In. Thanks for letting me join you all.


  1. Pretty project. Love the colours.

  2. I love this Sharon - gorgeous colours. xx

  3. Sometimes you just have to go with the flow. It is hard to work on projects you don't like. You made good progress on your leader and ender project.

    1. Thanks! That is very pink and purple. I don't usually use pink but I had a lot of scraps leftover from my project from the Tickled Pink Blog Hop.

  4. Maybe the centers of the pinwheels should be the Morris print to tie the center to the border.

  5. What a fun little quilt and I love the fabrics.

  6. The leader and enders quilt is lovely, the colours are gorgeous.

  7. Lovely project using great fabrics.

  8. I love that Morris print and your leaders and enders look like just the right colors to go with it.

    I know what you mean about not being motivated to finish a project you don't like. I think that's why a lot of my UFOs are unfinished.