Friday, January 15, 2010

Friday Night Sew-In

 My post a day streak ended at 13, 14 if you count the one I posted after midnight. I just haven't been feeling great, so no sewing etc going on.
 But tonight I was determined to get something done. The border fabric for Tumbling Dino's came yesterday so I got that out to add the borders.

   First I added the yellow ric rac, and then the blue containment border...so far this is very blue.
The the dinosaurs.


I had wanted to make the the outer border larger but my backing fabrics, which right now is going to be either a navy blue fleece, or a light green cuddly, are only a bit over 60".
Here's the final flimsy.


It's about 57x73, though I think I should measure again because it looks bigger then in picture. I also got the binding cut but not ironed.


I didn't get Mini Verna finished but I did get a few rows done. I'm always surprised by how much longer it takes to make mini's then even larger versions. I still have 5 rows of the focus squares to get on. I have two or three more rows of the sashing done.


I enjoyed the anticipation of knowing I was going to sew on a certain day. I found I thought about it more, and waffled around about what to work on etc.
I'm also looking forward to checking out what everyone else got done tomorrow (Saturday). I'll be joining in for sure next time.

11 comments:

Pokey said...

Hi, Cara! The tumbler is so fun and vintage looking, with the ric rac thrown in for good measure!
I like your mini, I am thinking of trying the star sashing on one of my projects. I know, isn't it amazing how smaller is harder? and it takes 4 times as much to get anywhere!

kimland said...

Hope your feeling better soon! Dinosaur is very cute, liken the ric rac. I am hoping I will be able to take part during the next sew in, just wasn't in the cards for me this time. I have a book on minatures but, that is another foreign country I have never been to.

Darlene said...

I'm planning to work on a tumbler quilt very, very soon. Yours is absolutely adorable, Cara.

I hope you're feeling much better. Enjoy your Saturday.

call me crazy said...

Very cute dino tumblers! And the mini is adorable too. Hope you get to sleep in and feel better today~

Nancy-Rose said...

The Tumbling Dinosaurs really turned out cute! I love the rick rack.

hetty said...

I love your tumbling blocks! The ric rac really makes it zing! The miniature is nice too. Hope you are feeling better.

Thelma said...

I'm loving that yellow rickrack on your tumbler. That's a really cute quilt.

I saw your Rouenneries block of the month quilt finished, in person, at the quilt show. It's lovely! I'm eager to watch yours progress!

Myra said...

Ooooo... Love your tumbler block quilt! Awesome! 8-)

Rene' said...

Hey Cara. Hope you are enjoying your weekend. The tumblers are looking great. I really like how you used your Verna. I actually used mine this weekend as well.

Rose Marie said...

Love your tumbler quilt and the ric rac certainly adds extra sparkle!

Caths Pennies Designs said...

The dino quilt is just adorable. Good job!
Cathy