Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Chisel quilt

 I was inspired by a quilt I saw online .  I have the die from Accuquilt, so decided to try this pattern.  So easy and fun to do.  One, just one, shape.  That's it.  Here are some pictures of it in progress:

Notice the wonky sewing.  Yep, that's how I sew.  I've tried every trick or foot in the book to sew a straight line.  Nope, it doesn't work.  And I don't press very well, either.  BUT, I can fudge very well.  And after it's all assembled, quilted and bound, then it gets a good machine wash and dry and crinkles, and all my mistakes vanish miraculously.  Trust me.

Fabric:  assorted stuff from all over the place.  The whites are leftovers from other quilts, backings and such.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Benjamin's quilt

 Hot off the presses, bound, crinkled and shipped out.  Log cabin with a lot of orange/turquoise fabrics, at least 30 different ones.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Orange is the new orange


A new lightweight orange sweater.  Knit Picks Palette on a # 6 needle, so very light and airy, perfect for early spring.

Here's a close-up of the pattern, which is a twist stitch pattern from Norah Gaughan's new twist stitch book.  Mindlessly easy and very pleasant to do, and better yet, not hard on the hands.


On the quilting front, here are 4 blocks on my Autumn quilt.  Notice that there are lots of oranges in this, too.  I must be on a binge.

I love a pattern that has a secondary pattern.  Such fun!

Monday, March 22, 2021

The next quilt

Here's the very first block in the next quilt.  Yep, it's autumnal.  Doesn't everyone make autumnal quilts at the beginning of spring?  Why? Because my LQS has the most gorgeous fall color fabrics and I couldn't resist.

Yes, the same block turned around a bit. 

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Happy Spring!


Spring Poem, yet again.

Here it is!  The Spring Poem

High up, over the tops
Of the feathery grasses, the grasshoppers hop.
They won't eat their suppers,
They will not obey
Their grasshopper mothers and fathers who say:
"Listen my children, this must be stopped.
Now is the time your last hop should be hopped.
So come eat your suppers and go to your beds."
But the little grasshoppers just shake their green heads.
"no, no," the naughty ones say.
"All we have time to do now is to play.
If we are hungry we'll nip at a fly,
Or nibble a blueberry as we go by.
But not now. Now we must hop.
And no one, but no one can make us stop."

The end.

Monday, March 15, 2021

New, new, new!

 A much better set of pictures for the Scrappy Quilt, and a brand new sweater!

And my deliciously warm, woolly sweater.  Cascade 220 in a rust.

The bottom pictures shows off the cables better than the other ones (although the color is way too light).

Sunday, March 14, 2021

We are now vaccinated!

 Such excitement!  In a couple of weeks, we can actually go into a supermarket and wander slowly through the aisles.  Wearing our masks, of course, but that's such a non-issue.

Reaction to the shot?  Achy arm, a lot of sweating and such, but now we mostly are lethargic, and that will get better as the day goes on.


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