"Make what you want to make, and make it the way you want to make it." Gwen Marston

Sunday, June 18, 2017

FNSI

After signing up for FNSI last week, we decided to take a little road trip.  I didn't take any sewing with me, but I always crochet in the car when I'm not driving, so I started a new baby afghan.  I did some extra 'hooking' on Friday night as my way of participating.

This is the quilt that I made for our guild challenge.  It was inspired by a picture of a quilt that I saw on a blog a couple of years ago, and I don't remember which blog.  It stuck in my mind, though.



The picket fence was made from the small end of men's ties that I purchased for fifty cents apiece at the Salvation Army Store,  and the flowers are various sizes and shapes of yo yos.  The binding fabric was given to me by a friend who thought it was just the ugliest fabric ever.  Because I WAS the challenge committee and solicited all the prizes, I didn't feel comfortable entering my quilt for voting, but I think I could have won a prize.  wink!  I did share it for Show and Tell, and got a lot of nice comments.

My vase of daffodils won second prize for the challenge at my other guild.
I had fun making both of them, so my objective was achieved.  The woman heading the challenge for this group next year is very Modern and very unconventional in her interpretation of subjects.  It will probably be VERY challenging for me!

I'm off to do some sewing and quilting for a couple of days  My quilting machine is back from her spa treatment, and is sewing like a dream...

Be kind.....always.       Sunny




16 comments:

  1. I have been seeing so many good ideas using ties lately but that sweet garden fence is one of the best! Congratulations on your second place. :)

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  2. Love the cute picket fence with the ties--sooo cute!!!
    and I love the old green glass canning jars--so that one is also cute cute cute!!!
    and I know that waterfalls for me-- but I am not sure which one it is--is it the one in Montour Falls???
    enjoy the moments, di

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  3. Both of these quilts are so inspirational! I have a couple of bags of ties I got from the thrift store, and just haven't gotten around to doing anything with them. This looks like a great way to start using them!

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  4. both lovely quilts especially the one with the ties.

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  5. Hi Sunny,oh i love your crochet the colour is gorgeous.
    Your wall hanging is beautiful and congrats on your 2nd place in the challenge its a beautiful piece of work,well done my friend xx

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  6. Pretty clever, Sunny, and how cool that you could remember the quilt after so long. I truly love your crochet and wish I could do it so neatly. I'm learning, though.

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  7. A pretty colour you are using for the baby afghan....
    Your tie mini is fabulous and I love the binding. I actually have some of that fabric. Just think stripes make the best binding....
    Congrats on your win for the lovely Daffidol mini ...

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  8. Your ripple is gorgeous Sunny - love that colour! And what a cool idea to do with the ties - it's made such a fun lovely mini! And the daffodils is beautiful too - congratulations on the placing!!!

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  9. Good on you... love the tie idea

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  10. What a clever use for the ties Sunny! Well done.
    Hope your newly-serviced machine can keep up the pace with you! x

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  11. Cute tie quilt. Your crochet is beautiful! Good luck with the modern theme piece...I prefer traditional too! Lol

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  12. I love the way you used those ties. So clever. Congratulations on your daffodils!

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  13. Great use of men's ties......... You always have the best ideas......

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  14. Beautiful crocheting Sunny. I love your challenge quilts.....well done. Glad your machine is humming along happily x

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  15. Very cool idea to use the ties as the picket fence! I am sure you would have won something :) Well done with your daffodils, they are also amazing... and that ripple crochet - I need you to teach me how to do that... I tried once and it didn't look anywhere as pretty as yours! xx

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  16. I love your picket fence! It should have won a prize.

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