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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Friday Night Sew In

I joined the Friday Night Sew In that took place last night and it was fun.  What a great excuse to close the door to my sewing room and get creative!  I chose a project to add to my gift box for my nephew's new baby Alison. 

Sumo had a wonderful tutorial for this flannel strip rag blanket so I decided to sew one up.  I enjoyed picking out the fabric.  Because of my love for kitties, I chose the backing and three strips to be done in this adorable flannel with cute cat heads and the word "meow" all over it and of course it had to be very pink!  I will definitely join next month's Sew In.  Thanks Susie for giving me the idea when you posted about your experience with it last month. 

 I think my gift box is almost ready to go.  Take care.   Nancy 

36 comments:

  1. FNSI peek...Love raggy quilts...and pink. It looks great!

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    1. Thanks Kris. Wasn't the Sew In great?

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  2. Sooo cute! She's going to love it! Meanwhile- I saw that you're from Northern NY - where exactly? I grew up just North of Syracuse. :)

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    1. Thanks. I hope the parents like it. It is their first girl so I had to make it girly! I am up by the Canadian border, by the way.

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  3. The blanket turned out soo cute. You'll have a beautiful gift bag ready for that baby! I especially like the pink gingham strip, everything you made is really cute!
    I'm glad you had a great time and hope you're able to do it in March:)

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    1. Hi Susie! Thanks. I sent the gift box out this week. I also love gingham checks alot. I am definitely in for the March Sew In.

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  4. Love the new blanket for the baby gift bag. I think I should check out that pattern! Pretty pink, I was hoping for a grand daughter this time around we have 4 grand sons and 2 grand daughters. I raised 3 daughters, I just know how to play with girls. I do enjoy the boys too, just have a heart for the girls.

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    1. Thank you Brenda. I have two boys as does my sister. Then she had two grandsons so this little girl is a blessing.

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  5. I am inviting you come and be part of my blog hop:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/02/show-your-stuff-11-animal-cracker.html

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  6. wonder if you could use jelly rolls for that pattern? What a neat idea for a baby blankie~how cute!!

    Tanya

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    1. That is a good question. I have seen this blanket on other blogs done in more grown up prints of flannel for the living room couch as a throw. It is very versatile.

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  7. love it- gonna check out that tutorial!

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    1. You will love how easy the tutorial makes this blanket. I will tell you that the snipping of the fringe gets a little tedious and downright painful for your hands.

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  8. I love rag quilts. And what a great idea to do it in strips. Very cool and makes it go even faster than all those squares.

    So glad you decided to join the FNSI!!

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    1. Thanks Heidi. I had fun and it was such a good idea to set aside that time and dedicate it to a project. I will be back for the next one. Thanks again for hosting.

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    1. Thanks. I love picking out the fabric and other supplies for my projects. That is half the fun!

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  10. Thankyou for taking the time to visit my blog Nancy. I love the blanket you have made and enjoyed seeing what else you create. I really enjoy FNSI and even though this one didn't quite go as planned it was still great.

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    1. Thank you Katherine and I will definitely pop back over after the next FNSI to see what you made.

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  11. Really sweet. Bet she is too!

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    1. She lives 3 hours away so I haven't seen her in person yet-just pictures. But she sure looks like a sweetie!

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  12. That's a really cute baby blanket! :) I love the fabrics you chose.
    Thank you very much for visiting my blog. I think FNSI is like you said..a great excuse to close the door of the sewing room and be creative. I had a great time knowing that I was doing it with a lot of like-minded friends. :D
    BTW, I'm your new follower. :)

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    1. Thanks, I had so much fun picking out the fabrics. They have so many great flannel prints to choose from. Thanks to FNSI we found each other's blogs!

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  13. how cute come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  14. What a gorgeous little blanket - lovely fabrics!
    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hi Jill. Thanks and thanks for hosting your link party.

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  15. What a beautiful blanket! I love the "rag quilt" style, it's so pretty! Love your fabrics, too!

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    1. Thank you Maria. I love the relaxed styling of this blanket also and the fabrics were fun to pick out. I was thrilled to find a cute cat print.

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  16. How sweet! Love how it looks all bundled up. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you Bella. I bundled it like Sumo showed it ready to gift in her tutorial. She is amazing. I love everything she makes and she is so generous to share her ideas with everyone.

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  17. What a sweet blanket, I know it going to keep Alison very warm!

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    1. Thank you Katie. I am a huge fan of your blog and thanks for hosting your link party.

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  18. Stopping by from the Girl Creative Blog Hop! http://queenofsavings.com

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    1. Welcome Justine! Thanks for popping in.

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