Friday, November 30, 2012

Done Done Done

Finally, here is Whimsy.  I love the old quilt crinkly look the quilting I chose gave it.





Pattern by Darlene Zimmerman. Machine pieced and hand quilted by me on and off over the last 4 years.  Enough said.  You’ve read all about the progress over the years!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Working on this, that and the other thing

For the past three weeks I have had trouble settling down  with one particular project.  Considering I have made progress on several, I guess That’s OK.  Now if I can just finish more of them I’ll be happy!  Here’s a look at the last weeks’ work.


I’m excited about this one!  Whimsy is all quilted!  I finished that last night just after midnight.  It was little bit past my bedtime but I was so close I couldn’t stop just because the clock said I should.  Whoo-hoo!  I made and sewed binding to the front today and over the next couple of evenings I plan to hand stitch it to the back.  I’ll have a full reveal then.

I also made 3 more stars for my blue Kyoto Garden quilt and sewed some rows together, but forgot to take photos.  I’ll share some next time.




Whimsy’s quilting would have been finished sooner but I could not resist the blue yarn I posted about last time.  I still have to add the fringe, and I’m tempted to make the matching hat.  After that I’ll have to go shopping for a coat to match!  I do need a new winter coat, but I suppose it would have made more sense to buy the coat first and match the hat and scarf colours to the coat…  What can I say, I’m a sucker for blues.





Now that the weather has cooled I am also obsessed about a sweater.  I have the front, back and one sleeve made.  I couldn’t get a good picture of the colour.  This looks rather ugly, but it really looks much better in person!  I’ll have to try again by daylight.  Hopefully you can make out the braided cable pattern.




Today I did actually finish something.  In fact I started and finished today.  I made a couple of “sausage” pillowcases for gifts using a couple of very silly panels.  This gave me just the feeling of accomplishment I was looking for amid all the projects in progress.



The clock claims it’s bedtime, but maybe I can go work on hand stitching Whimsy’s binding until I get drowsy….

Monday, November 5, 2012

Uh oh!

This is not good.  The budget and the available shelving just cannot handle the start of a new variety of stash.  The fabric is greedy enough. But isn’t this pretty?


This yarn arrived this week.  A very dark green with speckles of colour arrived last week.  The green is turning into a sweater and this lot is turning into a scarf and hat.  And I am definitely not browsing any more yarn aisles or online stores until I have my quilting and knitting UFOs under control!

There has been quilting progress.  In fact I am going to log off the computer as soon as I finish this post and go finish quilting the last of the sashing on Whimsy.  I have quilted a bit of its borders already to test my choice of design, so I have a tiny head start on those to inspire me along the rest of the week.  Maybe by sometime next week it will be ready for binding? No promises.  The sweater or scarf may distract me again!