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Saturday, March 17, 2012

My Second Friday Night Sew In

Happy Saturday everyone!  I am anxious to share what I made for my FNSI project.  First I want to say how awesome this sew in idea is.  It is so simple but it is like making an appointment to do something you love-awesome!  It is sponsored by Handmade by Heidi and Crafty Vegas Mom-thanks ladies.  Now onto my project. 

I made this scarf with some gorgeous fabric strips I won from Susanne at Make.Share.Give.  I instantly fell in love with the fabric.  I found the pattern for this boho chic scarf at Daisy Janie.  It was kind of tedious but I enjoyed the placement of the patterns and deciding what looked good together.  I discovered(as if I didn't already know) that I am not the straightest sewer and that I didn't enjoy dealing with small seam allowances but I am happy with the finished product.  Thanks again Susanne for the beautiful strips you sent me. 

Now this next segment is not for you excellent quilters.  You may want to look away.  I will understand.  This picture will probably assault your eyes and sense of proportion.  I was up mighty late last night completing that scarf.  I had my sister in law over for dinner and she and I got chatting and had a few glasses of wine, so I didn't get started until 7:30.  Also, I didn't prep my project as Heidi suggested. (notice how I am making all kinds of excuses)  Well, I love the fabric Susanne gave me so much, I didn't want to waste a bit of it, so I thought I would be clever and make coasters.  Apparently, one should not attempt to follow a quilt pattern at 1:00 am especially if that person is not a good straight sewer or able to deal with small seam allowances.  Well, here it is:

   I intended to make several to replace the plain cork coasters in my bedroom, but I stopped at that one.  Yeah, I know.  It is a little "off".  Oh well, Maybe I will give another one a try when I am well rested! 

I hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend and have a great week.  Take care.  Nancy

11 comments:

  1. Your FNSI results are wonderful, yes make more of the costers an dwho cares if they are "off". They still serve the purpose

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  2. I love the scarf! especially the solid red you added. Isn't it cool how that pattern works?
    As for your coaster- sit a glass on it. No one will notice but you :) Us late night seamstress' need to stick together.

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  3. I love the scarf - and I also think your coaster is lovely! Great colours and personally I think perfection is overrated!!:)


    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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  4. My first attempt at a coaster came out looking very similar :D What's important is that you had fun, you love the fabric, and it will be in your bedroom, where no one else can judge it. So what if it's a little "off."

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  5. My attempt at coasters came out wonky for me too!! Keep up the good work. Found you through SewHappyGeek's link party. Amy from www.craftyshenanigans.blogspot.com

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  6. I can't sew past 10:00 so I give you credit! Fun scarf!

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  7. I love the scarf and fabric!! I'm stopping by from Ninth Street Notions linky party. Here is what I shared this week: http://craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.ca/2012/03/vinyl-amp-cover.html

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  9. You had me hooked with the word scarf...what a fun idea...I'm also a non-sewer who bought a sewing machine at an auction for $3 and every once in awhile I try to create something..I try to keep it real simple..and wouldn't you think coasters should be easy..yours look great and seriously who cares if it's not perfect..anyway, even blabbing..just wanted to thank you for linking up at Sunday Blog Love and hope you'll come back again this weekend...wishing you much sewing success!

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