Busy Night

From about 9pm on Friday night I had some time free for crafting. Quite often when I have time free on a Friday evening I'm too tired to make the most of it but last night I was raring to go. 

I finally worked out what design to make with this jelly roll; it's been causing me difficulties as it doesn't divide evenly into lights and darks and there's not the same number of strips in each colour.

I then safety pin basted a baby quilt. It's the first time I've used safety pins to baste but it seems to have been successful. 

I then did a bit more than intended and got my big sewing machine out to have a go at FMQing the baby quilt.  After a couple of set up problems (should have read the manual) I was good to go. 

It was a little wobbly, but the stars went well. I also found out why you avoid sewing over the safety pins. 

All in all I'm pleased with the results and, even though the picture above looks otherwise, I didn't sew any pleats into the back. 

I achieved all this and was tucked up in bed before midnight! 


Fiona said…
A good nights work.... love the baby quilt... aren't they lovely and cuddly once the quilting has been done....
Unknown said…
Awesome work :-) great to see so much progress in one night xx
Lin said…
Looks like you made the most of your time, great work. xx
Laura said…
Sweet little baby quilt!
I should take a lesson from you, and make better use of my time! :)
Raewyn said…
It's nice to see what you have been up to - the baby quilt is lovely. I hope you're having fun with the jelly roll :-)