Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Last weekend I got to get away from everything except friends and sewing, with a little wining and dining and lots of fun. A group of quilters that started as an off-shoot of the Dear Jane ™ group, but has expanded, has been retreating yearly, working on quilts, chatting, and generally having a good time. This year I brought along handwork, the Farmers Wife Sampler binding, the Loving Hearts binding and the Celtic knot border for Women of Faith. Both bindings are done! (Thank you Rita for helping with the Hugs for Marilyn Quilt), and two Celtic knot borders have been basted!
Monday, May 14, 2012
My Women of Faith quilt, aka Women of the Bible Quilt (WOBQ), is my next UFO to see the light of day. Several years ago I went through a yearlong study of women in the bible led by Carol Honderich, and made quilt blocks reflecting something about 81 of these women. The original Women of the Bible quilt, made by Carol, had 53 six inch quilt blocks. As we went along, Carol had some additional blocks based on other women in the same story. I also added a few, and modified a few, to get my quilt to my standard large quilt. The original WOBQ had a grape and leaves appliquéd border. I opted to do a different Celtic Knot border based on a Scarlett Rose design. It got stalled on the appliqué. I pulled it out last night so I can mark the last three borders and get ‘er done. Carol’s patterns can be seen here. Scarlett Rose’ designs can be found here. This picture was taken the last time I worked on it, clearly a ways to go.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Quad P, formerly known as the Prairie Paisley Patchwork Party quilt, is moving along.
Clearly the summer squash are thriving. Saw some blossom beginnings while watering yesterday!
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
While sorting out yarn this last weekend I came upon my cache of Lion Brand Homespun yarn that I bought as a newbie knitter. I didn’t pay a lot of attention to Lot number, big mistake! And a lot of the yarn was missing its label anyway. So I have some random skeins, and some colors with 4 skeins each. Anyway, I ran across this one skein that I had started something with, then ripped it out, and I don’t know where its label is and wanted to start something while waiting for my sweater needles to show up, so I started the Painted Circle Scarf from the Lion Brand website. It takes two skeins, but I don’t think a lot change will matter that much in this pattern, or maybe one skein will be long enough (directions were originally one skein). Fairly mindless, like how it is coming so far, but really not a fan of knitting with this yarn. I do like how it feels when knit though!