Saturday, 2 March 2013

FNWF and doing what I do best....

Procrastinating!     Well... it is what I do best.

I started out with a plan.   I'd cut out the templates and had everything out ready to get to work....


should have know things were going too smoothly.    When it came to the cutting..... I just went right off  the idea of using the fabric bundle I'd pulled out.   It's nice fabric but I just don't think it suits this quilt pattern.I fancied some really vibrant and zingy fabric so I searched  my fabric stash for some.   Can you tell me why I wasted an hour rummaging through boxes looking for something I knew I didn't have?   

That was the original plan down the drain then.

But.... while I was searching for the 'perfect' fabric for the first project these caught my eye.....


Two cute plastic cubes of 3" squares... one in greens the other neutrals.  What could I make with them?  They were cut out and ready to go and I was starting to panic that the clock was ticking on my FNWF and I hadn't done anything.

What could I make with 520 3" squares.....  nothing that I could think of on the spur of the moment that's for sure!  

I put them back in their little hidey hole then turned to the bookshelves for inspiration. Thank goodness I found some.....


courtesy of Camille Roskelley    I love this pattern in her book 'Simplify' and I just happened to know where I'd hidden stored a Pom Pom de Paris jelly roll that I got free when I took out a magazine subscription.   That makes this a FREE quilt... how cool is that.

Wasted no time (!) getting down to work.....


Got this far (those are little bundles of cut pieces) when I realised it was 8pm and I hadn't had dinner!   Of course as soon as I thought of food I was ravenous so I'm afraid the project was abandoned and I hit the kitchen.  You wouldn't want me to starve would you.  Salmon... yummy!

With a full tummy and a nice glass of wine I settled down to spend what was left of the evening stitching something I can't show you without having to kill you afterwards.   Wish I could figure out how to get those blurry photo's of secret stuff but it's beyond me.

So.... that's it.   My Friday Night With Friends...... thanks for your company everyone.   Thanks to you too Cheryll for making it all possible.   I'll be round to see what you've been up to very soon.

I've got loads of bloggy catching up to do.  Had the most frustrating week ever!  Apologies for being late responding to comments and e.mails.   I'm wearing my horsehair nightie to bed tonight as punishment...... I promise to do better.... honest.

Speaking of bed...... gotta go count some sheep!

See ya soon.... in the meantime.. have fun

Hugs
Josie

19 comments:

Leanne said...

Hi Josie, well at least you got some cutting done. Your project is going to be lovely.

marina said...

gotta love a free project!!

barb's creations said...

Sounds sooo like my weekends lately but t least you got some cutting done I look forward to seeing some sneak peeks that wont get me killed though :) Barb.

Katie said...

Look like you had a busy Friday Night! I agree, I love that Camille Roskelley pattern! Can't wait to see your quilt start to take shape, all the cut pieces look pretty together!

Lynda said...

Dream Big will be beautiful in the fabrics you chose. No time pottering around in your sewing room is wasted.

Susan said...

Sometimes just playing with the fabric is enough fun.....but looks like you sorted out a good new project to start.

Kindred Quilts said...

Those are GORGEOUS fabrics you are using for this project!!! Can't wait to see the results!

Marilyn said...

That will be a gorgeous quilt. Love that fabric.

Cath said...

Ahhh, that procrastination beast!! Visits my house quite often too but hey you got there in the end!
Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

Cheryll said...

Sounds like you had a fun time in the end... and that's what FnwF is all about... so well done. :)

Shirley said...

You're still not that far behind me as I still have only done one block. So much for my good intentions this week. Looks like a very pretty jelly roll you are using.

Noela said...

Sounds like what I should be writing on my post for FNWF. You got a bit done in the end though. Hugs....

Sue said...

Now I'm so curious to see the work. Nothing like a "free" quilt too!

Teresa F. said...

Most of the times things don't run according to our plans. It's just life at its best. Never mind Josie, you still found a nice project and began doing it. The most important is having fun while we are in our sewing room.
Hugs,
Teresa

Wendy said...

yay for free quilts! I love this line of fabric!

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

Beautiful fabric and it looks as if you got a lot of cutting done. Sounds like a great FnwF to me!

Charlie and Wendy said...

You had a productive Friday in the end! Lovely fabrics, I look forward to seeing it put together!!

Britta said...

Wow, Josie. What a wonderful blog packed with extraordinary artwork. I look forward to what will come next.

Grethe said...

The only time I forget I`m hungry is when I sew! Love the way you tell us:-) Great fabrics,Good Luck with sewing.