Tuesday, July 12, 2016
What's On/Under the needles today?
Knitting was to be put on the back burner as there was plenty of quilting that needed to be done.
Well, we went away for a long weekend and I had nothing to do in the way of hand work, so I pulled out a new project for knitting with the knowledge that once home, I would put it away until I was caught up with customer quilts and my own quilting.
Spindrift is the pattern that I had planned for my alpaca yarn
and I do plan on adding beads to the eyelet border.
I have to say that in the four days that we were at the cabin I got half of it done.
When I pick this project up next, I will be doing the five repeats of eyelet that runs along the bottom of this shawl......but, like I said, I am going to put this away and it is going to hibernate until I am ready to get back at it (even though I know it will be calling my name to finish it).
Now....as for quilting.....I am under a time line crunch to make a baby quilt for a shower that is taking place later this month. I have had the fabric for some time. Also, I am designing as I go on this one, so I hope what I have in my head translates to fabric well enough.
Here are my fabrics.
The mother-to-be is doing the baby's bedroom in purple, teal and gray with a theme of stars.
So here are the stars that I have made.
They are Gwen Marsten's liberated stars.
There will be one for each 12" block
The plan is for the quilt to end up around 48 inches square with a smattering of stars on a gray background.
So, I made a deal with myself.....once the stars were done, I was going to get on the treadmill (thanks Sharon!) and then I can get back to working on the background for the stars. I guess I didn't think these liberated stars would work up quite so fast.
Lunch, treadmill and then cutting out the scrappy (controlled) background. I feel like I am on a roll now.
So, stay tuned for the finished quilt. I am determined and for some reason I DO work well under pressure although I am not really fond of working under pressure. I guess that is just the way I fly.
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