Saturday, January 26, 2013

My 1st Friday Night Sew-In of 2013

Hello!  :)

Tonight was the 1st Friday Night Sew-In of the new year. I'm happy that I got the chance to participate.  :)  Before I show you what I made, I'd like to tell you about a Stitch-A-Long I joined this year.


It's the same group I made my "My Favorite Things" quilt with last year.


This year we're using these three books to complete different, smaller projects each month.


"Some Kind of Wonderful" by Annie Downs (the book "My Favorite Things" quilt was from), "Tis the Season" by Natalie Bird and "Red Home" by Natalie Bird. These are all awesome books by Australian designers. For January the project comes from the "Red Home" book.


We are making the "Thread Catcher Fabric Basket".


We actually had the choice to make the Fabric Basket or a Shoe Bag from the "Some Kind of Wonderful" book. I made the "Thread Catcher Fabric Basket".


Here's a closer look at my "Thread Catcher Fabric Basket" . . .


I used some fun sewing themed fabric on the outside and pink polka dot on the inside. I also used a decorative stitch at the top in brown thread. As you can tell it got a messed up in the center. Oh well.  ;) Here's the other side . . .


Next month we'll be making this "True Friends Tote Bag" from the same book.


I can't wait to sit down and choose the fabrics I'll be using for this. I'm also eager to start on the stitching. Thanks for stopping by and checking out what I did for my Friday Night Sew-In.  :)

Until next time . . .


17 comments:

Catherine said...

Cute thread catcher! And I love that tote ~ can't wait to see yours!

Karen said...

I LOVE that fabric! Your work is always so adorable!

Chookyblue...... said...

i'm very pleased you have joined in with the new SAL......cute thread catcher.......

Heather said...

I love the colours you have chosen for your quilt. It is just beautiful. I also made the thread catcher and love using it. No more stray threads all over the lounge.
Hugs

Anne said...

Your thread catcher is adorable!! Love the fabric too! Looking forward to seeing your tote when completed! Happy stitching!! :)

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Looking forward to seeing your fabric choices for your tote. I have resisted the thread catchers and went with the shoe bag :) hugs

Sasha said...

Your thread catcher basket is so cute!!! The fabric is adorable! What is it? I can't wait to see your tote. I bet it's going to be amazing!!!

Noela said...

Great thread catcher. Hugs....

paintedlady89 said...

Your project are wonderful. I am hoping to do more sewing this year. You are an inspiration!
Hugs,Gigi

atnumber29 said...

very cute! I love the idea of a sew in!

Sarah Craig said...

I love your thread catcher! So cute! Whoop whoop!!

John'aLee said...

I'm wishing I was your best friend and that you just really felt like you 'needed' to give me that quilt! Ha!! Love it! One of the best color placements I've seen, and I know it couldn't have been easy with such an involved quilt.
Love your other goodies too. Going now to check out that Quilt Along. Sounds like my kind of projects!

Kathy Shea Mormino said...

Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!


Cheers,
Kathy Shea Mormino

The Chicken Chick

http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

Lulu said...

Not only cute but handy. That's my kind of project.

Zurainny Ismail said...

What a lovely thread catcher - and honestly, I really can't see the 'messed up in the center'.:D

Connie said...

What a cute thread catcher Cherise! Thanks for sharing.
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Lisa Lynn said...

Sew cute! I would love to have you join me as I kick off my brand new Creative HomeAcre Hop today at:
http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/category/the-creative-hopmeacre-hop