Saturday, February 21, 2009

It Ain't Much, But Its All I've Got

I ended up cleaning a lot today, so all I have to show for the quiltathon is this:

One 8" circle block, a stack of 8" Wall-E blocks (that are just 8" squares of the fabric), and I sewed the "E" on Luke. I was going to stay up late and do some more, but my husband is taking Luke to church tomorrow (twins have the sniffles so I'm staying home with them) so I'll have time tomorrow morning to get a lot of sewing done.

My circle block isn't very good, but its good for someone who is new to curved piecing, so I'm happy with it. I want to be good at curved piecing, so I'm going to keep at it. Practice makes perfect, right? I've always been afraid of curved piecing, but when I asked Luke what he wanted on his quilt he said, "I want L-U-K-E and circles and squares and that's it, Mama." I love a kid who knows what he wants. So thus begins my adventures with curved piecing!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Burning The Midnight Oil

Here's progress on my Luke Quilt:

The "E" at the end isn't sewn on yet; that's why it looks a little wonky in the photo. But, I'm tired, so I'm going to bed and I'll start again tomorrow. For the quilt, I'm using Spongebob Squarepants, Go Diego Go, Wall-E, and Tom & Jerry printed fabrics and royal blue kona cotton. I got an email that my Tom & Jerry Fabric won't be here until monday, so I'm going to make most of the blocks this weekend and then finish it when the Tom & Jerry gets here.

When I'm as far as I can go on this quilt I'm going to work on Elle's Mariposa quilt. I have a few blocks done on it, so it won't take much to finish. Sometime this weekend I also have to clean my kitchen....I really need a maid! I'm made for quilting, not cleaning!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Quilt a longs???

Does anyone know of any quilt-a-long's going on or about to start? I'm looking to join one, but can't seem to find any!

Monday, February 9, 2009

A Huge Thank You!

To Katie at Philigry for sending me this bag! It was a gift from the Pay It Forward I joined at her blog last year. I love the colors on this bag and it fits my current knitting project perfectly. Thank you so much!

Friday, February 6, 2009


I finished a pair of fingerless mitts this week. I'm painting our apartment (the whole thing!) so there's not much on the creative front this week other than the painting. The mitts turned out great even though my photo isn't so great. I tried to get Luke to take a photo of them, but ended up with five photos of my legs and torso. So, I ended up taking a photo of them myself. The pattern is pretty basic...I'm going to write it up and offer it for free on Ravelry. In the photo its hard to see the texture (its slightly bumpy) so I'm making another pair in a smoother yarn that will show the texture better.

These were made with Moda Dea silk & wool blend yarn in plum on size 8 dpn's. It took less than one skein for both mitts.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Greenery Quilt Finished!

I love how this quilt turned out. When I pulled it out of the dryer I wanted to curl up in it and take a nap. I'm always ready for a nap!

But it was a gift.

A gift now on its way to northern Wisconsin to keep loved ones warm.

Four patch quilt made from mostly stash fabrics and measures 74"X74". I used cross-grain binding and bamboo and organic cotton blend batting. I love the bamboo/organic cotton batting. Its warm, but not bulky, and it quilts wonderfully. More details and a photo of the complete top are here.


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