Sunday, January 10, 2016

Finally...I used some fabric!

My first stash busting post for 2016!
 
I have not been doing well in the
stash busting program!
 
But....I finally have a stash bust!
 
I made some charity baby quilts
using up about all the larger
pieces of flannel I had in my
stash....yeah!
 
Fabric in 2016: 4 yards
Fabric out 2016: 15 yards
 
Total busted: 11 yards
 
It's not much, but it's a start!
 
I had to purchase ( I really did!)
the 4 yards of red and white
fabric for a new project I
could not pass up.
 
The state of Utah Quilt Guild
is doing a state wide project
of red and white quilts to
celebrate a big anniversary in 2017.
 
I love red and white quilts, so...
I had to buy the fabric. (ha ha ha)
 
Here is my start of blocks
 
 
I have made 6, 9 and 12 inch blocks
so far. I want to make a couple of
15 inch and a 18 inch block too.
I am going for a King size quilt.
 
What are you working on?
My first post of 2016!
 
I am feeling very creative this year, and
have set some new sewing goals.
 
The state of Utah Quilt Guild will be
celebrating a big anniversary in 2017
and has asked individuals and local
guilds to make Red and White quilts.
 
The quilts will be part of a touring
exhibit thru the state of Utah during
2017. I love red and white quilts!
 
I am making my own...here are the
first blocks...
 
 
I am basing my blocks on 3 inch
measurements. The blocks
(left to right) are;
 
Rows 1-2: 6 inch
Rows 3-4: 9 inch
Rows 5-6: 12 inch
 
I would also like to make some 15
and maybe one 18 inch block.
 
As part of my hand work, I am
thinking of doing some hand
embroidery in the white centers
of some of the blocks.
 
Todays hand work....back to my
trip around the world. I am going
for a King size.


What are you working on?

Friday, November 13, 2015

On the Needle

Knitting Christmas Hats as
fast as I can. This Christmas
is going to be completely
homemade and simple!
 
Ribbed Pillbox hat (#42)
 
 
It was an easy pattern on
size 7 needles.
The pattern is on Ravelry.com too.
 
I have started a different
hat, in the same yarn, from
the same book, but do not
have a photo yet.
 
What's on the needle at your house?

Friday, November 6, 2015

On the Needle- Nov 6

I have not been knitting the last
week, but am ready to start a
new Christmas hat
 
 
I am a member of a beginners
group on Ravelry.com which
has a easy KAL each month.
 
This month is the Utopia hat.
 
I just need to pick out
my yarn. It will be for my husband.
 
What are you working on?

Friday, October 30, 2015

On the Needle

I finished two hats this week.
 
First, a sock yarn slouchy hat
for my granddaughters birthday
 
 
This is the third I have done
from this pattern. It is not
difficult, but I am ready
to go on to another pattern.
 
My second hat is going to
charity during the holidays.
 
 I am not purchasing yarn
(or fabric) for the next year. This
hat was one of my using up
yarn projects.
 
My next project...I am not sure,
but it will probably be a
Christmas hat or scarf for
a grandchild.
 
What's On the Needle at your house?

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Slow Sunday Stitiching

The weather has turned cooler
this weekend with clouds and rain.
 
I am ready to settle down on
the couch for a little hand stitching
on my Trip Around the World quilt

 
I started it over a year ago, but did
not work on it for most of the Summer.
Sitting under a large quilt top in
the Summer heat was not pleasant!
 
I may also do some un-stitching
today too. I am practicing my
machine quilting on a wallhanging
I have had in the UFO pile
for a couple of years (or more)
I quilted some of the border, but
do not like how it looks. Out come
the handy dandy seam ripper!
 
What are you slow stitching today?

Friday, October 16, 2015

Oh the Needle

The weather is finally turning cooler....
at least in the evenings. I am back
to a little bit of a schedule of sewing
and/or quilting during the day and
knitting in the evenings.
 
I started a new hat. I am not sure
where I acquired the yarn. It's
a pretty red and gold combo,
but very thick. I think this hat will
go to a charity.
 
 
What's On the Needle at your house?

Friday, October 2, 2015

On the Needle

I really don't want to keep starting
knit projects and never finishing,
like my quilt projects. This blue
shawl is my never finished, always
on going knit project.
 
 It is not a difficult pattern. I
just keep putting it to the side
while I try something new. I
resolve to have it finished by
the end of the year!
 
I did have a couple of finishes
this past week. I am making
my husband an assortment of
hats he can wear at work.
 
 
He is a teacher, but also does the
cross guard duty at his school.
Cold and sometime snowy mornings
call for a hat.
The pattern is called Ruben Hat on Ravelry
 
I also finished a hat made of
sock yarn for my daughter.
 
 
I am going the next year without
purchasing yarn (or fabric), so
I found a great pattern on Ravelry
for slouchy hats knitted with
sock yarn. I have never made
socks, but had a lot of sock
yarn in my stash (big clearance sale)
 
What's On the Needle at your house?

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Slow Sunday Stitching-20 Sep

I attended the Utah Quilt Fest this
past week where I took a class
in Sashiko stitching.
 
We were given kits with the
traditional indigo blue fabric
and white cotton thread.
 
 
 I will be stitching the Crane
motif. It is a very restful
stitching to do after a crazy week.
 
What are you stitching this Sunday?