I’m working — a quilt loaded on the machine and the quilting started and a new hat cast on but nothing to show yet so how about a couple recent photos.
From Chris, a photo of Rae with the quilt I made and gave her for Christmas.
From Adam, a family photo.
I guess every quilt can’t be my favorite and so far this one is not even in the running. The blocks are done and now I’ll start sashing them. Hopefully by the time the quilt is finished I like it more.
I finished knitting these during the night and while I was tempted to put off closing the toes and weaving in the ends I didn’t!
I love the wide stripes of this KnitPicks yarn!
A HeartStrings quilt pieced by Becky and quilted with freehand swirls.
I’m using a cold as an excuse to be lazy the last couple days but I’ve done a little piecing, a little knitting, and a little binding. I want to start another hat but I’m trying to resist the urge while I work on my fisherman’s rib scarf and these socks. I have less than an inch before it’s time to start the toe decreases.
So with all the fabric I have on the shelves and the scraps and strings in multiple bins, I still go to this bin of little pieces I keep under the machine for the beginnings of my strips and strings log cabin blocks.
How small does a piece of fabric have to be for YOU to throw it out?
I started a set of Courthouse Steps blocks from my string bins and as I put them up on the design wall I thought they were kind of blah set side by side. I’m not making them with a light and dark side so I decided they needed a narrow sashing. I have the perfect dark brown in my stash and then I’ll add a border from the green dot or maybe I’ll just use the brown. Once I get the blocks made I’ll decide.
I’ve got enough of this brown for a set of HeartStrings blocks too.
This week I’m back downstairs in the longarm room. This was a donated HeartStrings top but offhand I’m not sure who sent it to me — quilted with some simple freehand swirls. I try to be good about tracking where these come from but sometimes a top doesn’t get labeled.
EDIT: Becky R in IL wrote to let me know this was her HeartStrings top. I’m so sorry I wasn’t able to identify it when I first posted it.
A simple swirl creates nice texture and is quick and eases me back into quilting!
I seem to be on a night schedule again so I’m going to head upstairs now and work on the string Courthouse Steps blocks I started last night. After working on HeartStrings blocks over the New Year’s holiday weekend, I realized I need to make some inroads into my string bins before they overtake me. I’m going to participate in our 365 challenge which means that I’m going to attempt 365 string blocks of some sort in 2013 although I won’t stress if it takes me longer than a year. I’m starting out with 48 blocks from this HeartStrings top.
I know I just showed this quilt but now it’s a finished top and another check mark on my to do list.
There is an instruction sheet for this one on the website.
Making some progress on the purple scarf today while watching football which is good since I’ve done a little online yarn shopping!
Not sure why this scarf is taking so long but I’m in the groove now.