Saturday, April 16, 2011

My FNSI Results

I had a very productive Friday Night. But I do think I had attention issues. I was all over the place!

I made some progress on a quilt that I'm trying to finish...


These mini pinwheels are the last blocks before I can put my quilt top together. The small ones are only 3 inches.

I used a new (to me) method to make these pinwheels - AND I'M HOOKED!! It was a super easy way to make half square triangles. Some of you may have seen this already - but it's from the Missouri Quilt Co. It's a video tutorial on Youtube - Click HERE to check it out. You must take a look! Trust me, you'll want to give it a try after you see this. 

Then I finished this quilt - it's been on my to do list for A YEAR!!! It's made with Minky squares.. chenille sashing.. and flannel backing/binding. So soft.
 I didn't have much left on this quilt - just the binding. But I'm so happy to have it done!


And finally I made this little basket from Sweetwater. I'm a member of their Label Crew and this was our March project. Quick and easy Easter basket.

 If you have ever thought about joining the Sweetwater Label Crew - you should really consider it now. They have a SUPER cute project planned for May. It's a sewing organizer. You can see it HERE on their blog.

Now I'm off to finish dinner - and after our house settles down for the night, I will be surfing your blogs to see what you worked on. I can't wait! Pin It

29 comments:

Heartsdesire said...

I came across this video a few weeks ago and couldn't believe how easy it was to make those half-square triangles. I tried it and it really works. Now I'm going to attempt to make a Thimble Blossoms double dip quilt pattern using 30s fabrics.

Paula said...

Thanks so much for the link to the video! :)

shez said...

i think you were extremely productive Heidi,well done i will check those sites later on today,thankyou

Madelyn said...

Congrats on finishing the quilt, it's very pretty.

Amanda said...

Goodness you were busy! The quilt looks fantastic!

cw said...

I love the little elephants! There used to be a cereal(many moons ago) that had little pink marshmallow elephants in it, this totally reminds of it. You sure made use of your Friday!

Ellen said...

Thanks for the link to the pinwheel video - how simple and quick! Love your blanket with the elephants too. They are just precious!

Val said...

I love all of your projects! You did a lot. I finally got my post done! I can't even remember if I signed up but I always try to join in. Thanks for the encouragement.

Angie said...

Those elephants are so yummy! Good work!!

Friendship Crossing said...

Wow Heidi! Love the little basket, the pink/black quilt is absolutely adorable and the pinwheels are a favorite of mine! You were a very busy gal!

I now have you listed on my sidebar!

Thanks!
Tanya

Impera_Magna said...

Wow... you were big time productive last night!!! Congrats on getting so much done...

I love the tutorials at MSQC.. have learned soooo much watching them...

rosie said...

I just love that quilt Heidi...Haven't posted my FNSI yet, having computer problems!! Really enjoyed it though..

Michele said...

You had a productive evening :-) I just posted my progress too....I enjoyed it!

RobynK said...

You did quite a lot. I've seen that pinwheel video and that's one of my future block projects...I seem to have a lot of future projects!

Mary Ann & Mother said...

Thank you for all the helpful information - your baby quilt looks so soft and squeezable - I love the stitching - thanks for sharing!

Crystal Hendrix said...

Holy crap that is an easy way to make a pinwheel!!! I wish I had seen this AGES ago! I have already cut out TONS of HST! Thanks for sharing!

Mistea said...

Lots of progress there - hope you faired as well on Saturday night.
Those little pinwheels are super cute, can't wait to see what they end up as part of.

Lovely little bucket.
I did my own little bit of bag making and was very happy with the result on Friday night.
Thanks for letting me play.

Mary-Kay said...

I love the elephants. And thanks for the link for the pinwheels. I need to make 2 baby quilts within the next month and I'm thinking pinwheels.

Miss 376 said...

what a productive evening you had, lovely

Teresa Felgueiras said...

Thank you very much for the video. HST look much easier now. The baby quilt is adorable.I need to make one for a friend and yours gave me a couple of ideas.

Lis said...

Wow a post full of tips and delights, you had a great FNSI Heidi! I'm off to check out those links more closely - like I need more projects LOL

jillytacy said...

Looks like you were very productive.This was my first FNSI. I enjoyed participating! Thanks for hosting! I'm off to post my project on my blog.

Mary Anne Drury said...

WOW !!! You got TONS finished!! Everything looks great! I especially LOVE that Sweetwater basket !!!

Home Designs by Amanda said...

Adorable quilt and the link was great...I could have used it on Friday :)! It also lead me to their dresden video...makes it look super easy and fun, with the dresden ruler, of course!

stitchedbyme said...

The elephants are ADORABLE! The finished quilt looks so soft and cuddly. Nice job.
I am going to look at the video now, thanks for the link.

Wendy said...

Oh my, the baby quilt is adorable! I'm looking for something like that to do for my neice. Her baby, Sophie, is due in June.

And, thanks so much for posting the pinwheel tutorial link. I'm getting ready to do a pinwheel quilt from my Dilly Dally charm pack and I just love this technique!

Thanks also for hosting FNSI. It's such a motivator for me!

Cheryl said...

Great job on your sewing!! That quilt is so cute and I love the basket! Off to check out the video.

Vicki B said...

I see why you have so many followers and now you have one more. Loved, loved the video as well as many more things here. thanks bunches

kayleighinstitches said...

Wow, all your work came out great! Love the minkie blanket and the basket. And Missouri Star Co's tutorial videos are very well worth the watch.