Friday, May 12, 2017
I couldn't resist this "Wander" fabric at JoAnns, so I made it into a quilt for our travel trailer. Finished it just in time for our upcoming glamping trip.
The pattern is Twisted Happy Blocks Quilt, a free pattern from MaryQuilts.com. (Check out her website for some great free quilt patterns.) I adjusted the block size to accommodate my fussy-cut squares. Merwin had a 9" plexiglass square cut for me at a local shop. They only charged him $1, and it was perfect for me to use to square up the blocks.
The quilting is SID and ruler work. I used the Westalee Sew Steady 5.5" Spinning Wheel 36 template to stitch the centers of the blocks.
Thursday, May 11, 2017
I made this afghan for my nephew and his fiancé who will be married in June. In looking at their gift registry, I saw a lot of white, pure white! I hope they like it.Yarn: Bernat Baby Coordinates (4+skeins)
Weight: Light #3
Pattern: Tilted Block (multiple of 16 stitches +1)
Needles: Circular Size 7
I cast on 187 stitches, knit14 rows of moss stitch for beginning and ending borders, and maintained a 9-stitch moss stitch border on each side (slipping the first stitch of each row and knitting the last stitch). I used a picot bind off and continued the stitch around the perimeter of the afghan.
Sunday, May 7, 2017
For Leslie(Chart from Lesley Teare "Butterfly Beauties")
Time for Mother's Day cards. Need to get them in the mail. I send them to my daughters and to a friend.
For Emelie(Chart from Durene Jones "Bird in a Nest")
For Shirley(Chart from Maria Diaz "Beautiful Bird Cage")