Monthly Archives: April 2013

Something quilty

Published / by Mary / 3 Comments on Something quilty

It’s been a boring week around here from a quilting standpoint, I’ve got 9 yards of my aunt’s fabric quilted, some knitting done, unpacking, laundry, and repacking done, and worked several days at the library. Luckily Colleen sent me an email with this photo to share.

She wrote that she was working from scraps and

was challenged by some of the fabrics. I hate to make ugly quilts, especially if they are for charity. Thank you for all your great patterns. (This was just one of 6 quilts I took to the shelter. I have 4 more to quilt, and I don’t have a long arm.)


I love Colleen’s quilt and her scraps and her quilt look beautiful! Click here to see the instructions for my Solid Stars and Strings.


Published / by Mary / 4 Comments on Feedback

I appreciate all the feedback on the shawl edging. I think I’ve decided to go with the Picot and will knit for a while longer before binding off since this edging won’t add anything to the shaw┼é’s diameter.

A ruffle however is definitely in my future either with another Vortex which was an easy and fun knit other than the cast on … Or maybe one of these!

Sew-in fun

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HeartStrings had a sew-in today in Roberts, WI. We had a great turnout, 20 attendees and lots of blocks and tops were made. I took 14 completed quilts that will be donated and brought home 8 tops to quilt and bind. I love being a part of HeartStrings!

Rhonda and Kathy hosted (and we celebrated Kathy’s birthday!)


Betty made a set of my string log cabin blocks which were assembled along with lots of other HeartStrings tops. I love the browns! I worked on a multi color set because I’m determine to try and tame my string bins and refuse to cut additional fabric for a single color version.


Cindy and Sheree were my table companions and it was great catching up with them.


On and off my needles

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The TGV shawl is finished except for the weaving of the many ends in…I was NOT happy with this ball of yarn, 3 knots in one ball/skein is 3 too many in my opinion. Love the colorway but it’s not the softest yarn.

I might make another one of these and make it a bit larger but this will definitely work – it’s kind of in that place between a shawl and scarf. I can wear it with my coat and leave it across my shoulders for a little extra warmth.


When I was done I pulled the Vortex shawl back out. I’ve been considering alternate edgings – knit and crochet – but haven’t made any decisions. I did knit a few more rows on this one … And I might continue on until I have 80 stitches in each section right now I have 76.