Sunday, April 13, 2014

BEE BUSINESS AND A FINISH

We are off on a short road trip again but before we left I made my bee blocks for April. Two of the three I had not made before so it was fun to try new things.

Debbie's block for the Mid Century Modern group--rolling diamonds



Quilt as you go herringbone strips for Nicke for Heal @do.good stitches  6 x 64



and a huge Swoon block for the Humility group @do.good stitches


Jaime asked for black and red with a dramatic black/white print. This is the most dramatic I had in my stash. I think it works  

I finished my son's hat. Remember the one with the dreadlocks ?

It's from this magazine


It's called the 'woodcutter' hat



It doesn't quite enclose all those dreads...........


He loves it             : )

Oh! Miss J stopped by. I changed her into her little outfit to try and get a picture. I knew it wouldn't happen on her actually birthday so.............


A perfect fit. Happy Gramma!!!!!!

Friday, April 11, 2014

A QUARTER 2 LIST AND SPRING CLEANING

Does organizing my sewing room count as spring cleaning? That's what I spent the bulk of the afternoon doing. I didn't make a list for the first quarter of this year, but I really need to do it this time. I have way too many tops that need to be finished so I am determined to get some done and out the door!


clockwise from top:

1. Flying geese quilt for the Bee Purposeful group
2. Twin Beach House quilts for Great Aunt Carol
3. Charm Pack Cherry #2
4. Economy Blocks need assembling and quilting



1. Charm Pack Cherry #1
2. Churndash blocks for the Heal @ do.good stitches group needs assembling and quilting
3. This blasted beautiful sock needs to be done (so I can start another pair)
4. Fractured 9-patch #2 needs assembling and quilting

That should keep me out of trouble for a while            : )

linking up with Katy at The Littlest Thistle

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

A KNITTED COWL

A couple of months ago on a road trip I picked up this pattern. I figured it would be a quick knit that I could still use this season. Well............it's finished just in time for the warmer weather. Oh well,
next winter  : )


The shawl collar is created by knitting short rows which was a new technique for me.


I'm quite happy with how it turned out.


buttons are by 2 Good Claymates


 A new line of fabric came into the shop. Color Me Happy by V and Co.
Have you noticed how so many of the new lines have turquoise and grey in them? They work so well with the X and + blocks I am making for my swap. I think Katja knows I'm weak too. This little FQ bundle came home with me.


A couple of weeks ago while hubby was going over receipts, he said to me "you know, we could have been rich---but along came quilting!"

Sorry dear            : /

Friday, April 4, 2014

LITTLE MAKES

People often ask what the best part of being a Grandma is. I'm not sure I could narrow it down to just one thing but this I do know-----it's FUN!

Miss J has a birthday coming up and I wanted to make her a summer dress.  I picked this fabric up ages ago, and finally set to it the other day.



It turned out ok ( if we don't talk about the zipper ) and works well with her little cardi.


After working out the kinks, I made another out of a Kaffe Fassett print. I think it's giant Petunias or Hibiscus?


This print is so fun and suits Miss J's personality perfectly. The knit hat came first, then I found a fabric to match




One cardi, and two sun dresses. Essentials for every girls' wardrobe.

stats:
dress pattern is Simplicity 1701
hat pattern is a freebie by Just Jussi
Cardigan -- can't remember........

Have a great week end   : )

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS

I know, it's still months away but it will be here before we know it.  The other day I pulled out these blocks and got to work. I'm piecing this for a friend and I'm sure she would like to get it to the long armer one of these days.......

I started by sewing the little pinwheels onto the corners of the 20 blocks I had already made


then I pieced a few more blocks and soon I had 30 !


I'm hoping for 42 blocks but we will see how far the fabric goes

Then I pieced some more Bee blocks.  'Whirled' blocks for the Heal group of do.good stitches


and I cut out a little dress for Miss J. This is sort of a practice piece to check for size. I tried to take some measurements the other day as she was running by, but apparently she didn't have time........


Have a lovely week

Saturday, March 29, 2014

MARCH FRIENDSHIP X AND +

These blocks have been so fun to make and I'll miss doing them when our swap is over      : (

This months blocks for Cindy






All our blocks together so far. I can see a little re-arranging will be necessary to balance out the colour. That sounds like a good job for my daughter.........

Also, it's Cindy's month in our Mid Century Modern bee. She asked for spider web blocks in low volume backgrounds with solids


The more of these blocks I make, the more I want a quilt for myself.  It will be amazing !!

I knit another little hat for miss J


which will go with her sweater,


which will go with her dress  (when I get around to it)

Have a lovely week end

Thursday, March 27, 2014

SLOUCHY CABLED HAT TUTORIAL

Good Morning!


Today the tutorial for my knitted hat is posted over on Imagine Gnats blog. The hat knits up quick and is cozy and warm.
Let me know if you make one   : )