Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A finish

I finally finished this one. I started it before we moved last year. It's made of vegetable dyed organic cotton fat quarters. They were from Robert Kaufman I think...
It measures about 76" x 92". The pattern is Turning 20 Again. I decided on this pattern because I had about 22 of these fat quarters and I really wanted to use them all in one quilt.
I think this may be the only quilt I've made in all solids. Also the first quilt I've ever machine finished the binding. I definitely will be doing that again, so fast!
It feels really good to finally finish a big project. I'll be digging into my pile of UFOs for the next one as well.


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Monday, January 27, 2014

Tree of Life Progress

I've been knitting away at my Tree of Life Afghan. I'm trying to complete a section each week, I'm already a bit behind.  My hand is getting a bit cramped so I've switch from my usual English style to Continental so it feels a little clumsy, but it's not too bad. The Flower Garden portion is complete and I'll probably switch back to throwing for the cables. I probably wouldn't switch for a garment, but gage consistency doesn't seem quite so important for an afghan. Do you ever switch knitting styles?

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Catch up...

A year since my last post?! I can hardly believe it. This year was a crazy busy one for my family and I. We sold our home in Colorado and moved to Vermont, where I'm originally from. I'm finally getting back to quilting and crafting and I'm looking forward to a productive year of finishing projects and using up stash.

What I'm working on today
It's a snowy day here in VT so I'm taking advantage and getting crafty. Of course all that craftiness is making me hungry so there's some cookie making thrown in there as well.

View from my kitchen window.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirl Cookies from Sally's baking addiction. She says these will keep 10 days covered in an airtight container, HA! Maybe if you sent the container to the moon in an unmanned shuttle! recipe 

A few rows progress knitting my Tree of Life Afghan from Lion Brand. Free pattern here.

I worked on machine quilting my Turning 20 Again. It's sewn in some organic vegetable died quilting cotton I picked up years ago. This quilt feels like a monster under my machine, I can't remember what size it is, maybe a twin.  Slowly but surely it's getting done. 

It feels good to be back on the blog. How's the weather where you are?

Friday, January 11, 2013

Getting my veggies

These little veggies are my new favorite thing to knit. With interruptions, I can knit one up in about a day or two. I'm giving them to my daughter for her kitchen, but I think they'd look cute in a bowl on a table. There are 20 in the book I got (20 to make, knitted veggies) so I've got quite a few to go, and yarn to buy of course.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Christmas Prep and Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day

Things are wonderfully busy around here, we're finishing up the last week of school (Connections Academy Online) before two weeks of break. We're all ready, especially me! 

I've been trying to make a flurry of gifts for the kiddos and for family and friends. Patchwork napkin rings and napkins, bags, knitting, wool felt. No matter how early I think I start, the holiday always seems to creep up on me. 

In fun news, I entered quite a few contests on Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway Day(week) and I won! 24 chevron fat quarters by Riley Blake from Stash Fabrics and a Sugar Hill charm pack and jelly roll from Quilt Taffy. I've already been looking for patterns for these really great precuts.

I hope all of your Christmas preparations are going smoothly and merrily!

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Patchwork Ball

I made this sweet little ball for my daughter from the book I ♥ Patchwork by Rashida Coleman-Hale. I could make every project from this book. I used linen and scraps from my stash. It was my first go at english paper piecing and it was fun, I'm sure I'll do it again, not sure if I could make a quilt, but these small projects are not too time consuming.

Monday, June 25, 2012

A Mystery Part 3, Top Finished

I just realized I totally forgot to post about part 2 (I posted part 1 here) it was mostly cutting anyway, but here it is finished.
It was fun just picking fabrics without worrying about the final design. It's queen size so I think it's going to be a topper for my bed, about time I kept a quilt for myself!
Now to get quilting...

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