Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Well we are headed to Chicago tomorrow, by train.
6 hours of uninterrupted knitting there.
Two days of shopping and knitting.
10 yarn shops down Michigan Avenue (near as we can figure) and 4 outlying. We're going to keep going as long as the cash holds out.
A nice dinner or two and ...
than another 6 hours back.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
This is the third quilt top that I finished during our fest --
Fabric is about 4 years in the stash --- My last year of nursing school (05) - I went on my first (and only so far) "shop hop". I had purchased this with the intention of appliqueing a tea set onto solid fabric and than surrounding that with squares.
So, I unearthed this, cut strips of differing sizes (cream with flowers) and same sized black and joined. I'm going to bind with pink I think -- also from the stash.
5.5 less yards :)
Friday, February 6, 2009
This quilt (actually finished when Joy was here) was my biggest "get rid of stuff".
The "nine patch" blocks were a collection made from scraps through the past few years that were sitting in the laundry room. The butterflies were cut with the intention of making a "butterfly" quilt at some point and I unearthed them while cleaning (moving things around) the workroom. The beige was intended to be a "flip-flop" quilt... which I will never get to.
So I combined the three. This cut down the stash/intended projects/started projects by THREE, which was such a good feeling. The quilt even came out looking quite nice for something just pulled together.
Monday, February 2, 2009
This is a kit that I purchased about 3 yrs ago. The 24 square blocks are stacked and than cut, shuffled, sewed together and cut again *repeat*.
I had cut and sewn the squares probably a year ago (at least) and there they languished. After Christmas I decided to get it together so I could send it back with Joy for quilting.
1 down.... (I'm not even willing to count the number yet) ___ to go
P.S. It is AMAZING what an above 30 degree day will do to one's soul. It is "Springlike" in very loose terms, but who cares :)