I finished the binding on this one last night. The top was pieced by AnnG – I always love finishing her HeartStrings tops!
On the machine today is a queen sized sports theme top of my Aunt’s….I’ve made a good start but expect I’ll be working on this for at least the next 2-3 days in between other tasks.
I didn’t work much this weekend — a little knitting, a little binding, and a little cutting.
I also attended a genealogy research lecture on Saturday and Keith and I took a bike ride today.
I’ll post a photo of the quilt I bound tomorrow and here’s a very poor photo of the tumblers up on the design wall.
There are lots of sashed tumbler quilts out there and I’d had one on my to do list for a while as something different to do with my GO dies but I was finally motivated to start it after seeing a completed quilt shared with me by one of my blog readers. She used a published pattern and an elongated tumbler shape (I’m not making the same quilt) but it did spur me on to pull out the one I’d played at drafting a while back.
As you can see its not a completed design but it was enough to capture the idea for future use. I do have a half Tumbler die that I hadn’t used yet which I’ll use on the top and bottom and it won’t be a large quilt …. Just a small one for donation.
The photo is terrible I know, a hazard of shooting it with my iPad at night in my hallway that isn’t particularly well lit. I just did enough today to play around with my idea for constructing it. With the angles it’s not completely straightforward.
I have two shawls to knit in July but can’t start either of them yet so I started this Herringbone Lace Shawl today in Cannon Falls. I’d bought some Berroco Vintage yarn there and made a shawl when Sheree and I met at What in Yarnation last year and I really enjoyed working with Vintage and the drape of the finished shawl ( it’s for donation eventually as is this one unless I change my mind).
This will make a good travel project for the trip to Seattle next week too so I don’t regret starting it even though I’ve got two others in the queue for the first of July.
Still working through the list. I quilted this HeartStrings top pieced by AnnG tonight and got the binding on. It’s ready for me to hand stitch this weekend (or sooner if I get around to it). This is another one I bought home from the last sew-in in Roberts WI.
More Dwirling … It’s quick, easy, and looks good – Just what I needed today.
I also hunted through the yarn stash and pulled some for my July Camp Loopy project. Even got it wound and put it in the project bin for my GA trip.
I’m hoping blocking will increase the size of my Afterglow shawl. It went fast once I got past the scallop section. This was knit from the scallop section up and I wasn’t able to add more rows using up all my yarn which was VERY sad … You’ll be able to see those scallops much better once it’s blocked.
Project #2 for Camp Loopy has been posted … It needs to use 500 yards and be a popular design on Ravelry (more than 1000 projects or queues I think) and I’m going to knit Hitchhiker. While its tempting to order yarn, I plan on using stash yarn for this one.
Dawn shared her quilts with me inspired by my Solid Stars and Strings quilt. I love her colors!
I finished binding mine tonight so should be able to get a photo tomorrow.
And of course her quilting is gorgeous. You know how much I love her quilting designs from her Pajama Quilter DVD’s.