Friday, August 26, 2011

Kingdom Quilt Update

Playing the lay out and rearranging game.  Seriously this quilt is going to be huge.  Bigger than the king sized top sheet that I am using to play the pieces on so i can roll it up when I am done.

I am thinking a black minky backing.  if I don't go with a batting and just do that and the quilt then it will be less bulk I have to run through my machine.  I am also thinking it will need probably a 2 in border all the way around the quilt just to frame it.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Summer Finishes

It is summer and it is hot.  We have spent most evening in the pool.  This has cut into my blogging time.  But really when it is 100 degrees out side what is better than playing in the pool.   Either that or we are playing in the rain.  

I have had some absolutely lovely finishes this summer both quilting and knitting.

My favorite is this one

this is the one that got washed with the giraffe and ended up coated in polyester fiber fill.

Then remember this quilt, the quilt I made for my daughters second birthday.  and I didnt finish the binding for like 14 months as it sat in the closet.  yeah.  I pulled it out and finished the binding on it and here it is in its loveliness.

Both of these quilts were long arm quilted by Sue Wyard in Santa Fe.  She does beautiful work.  This weekend I am taking this top up to her to quilt.

Then in knitting I have finished quite a few projects.

This one is my favorite.  I love the silk bamboo wool blend yarn and I love the drape of it  and the color

The problem with the previous shawl is that is just wasn't quite big enough.  so I made this one.

This was a mystery knit along.  I was having fun playing with color. 


This is another mystery KAL  I was going with the same color scheme but trying better to place the breaks

Pink Stripes

I like pattern on this one but I don't like the shape.

Monday, August 1, 2011

project update

I have done a fair amount of sewing but here is the problem  when you are making a gazillion hexies well 109 hexies and 24 half hexies and all of them get black sashing before sewn together it takes along time.  so I have 9 blocks to finish then I can start the lay out process.  I have been working on some block of the month blocks while I am chain pieces and my pinwheel block swap pieces.

I also finished the binding on two quilts last week.   I finished the first one on monday night.  tuesday morning I throw it in the wash machine.  bebegirls is standing next to me holding her giraffe and she asks if Raffy could take a bath with my quilt.  I agree cause well his fur was getting a bit stiff.  I come back to check the wash machine and there is stuffing floating at the surface.  Thinking oh no, oh no, my quilt, I pull a hand full out and it is polyester.  Raffy split a seam and coated everything in giraffe guts.  I let the wash machine finish.  and  cleaned it out and threw a second quilt I finished the binding on the next day and it too came out covered in polyester fiber fill.  we will be picking it off our clothes for a while.   Raffy came out of reconstructive surgery and is as good as new and back to being carried around.

Sadly I don't have photos yet of either finished quilt cause when I have had time to take the photos we have had storms and gale force winds.  not nearly enough rain to justify the lots of wind, lots more wind, thunder  and power outages.