My crafty life this week can be summed up by three words: baste, quilt, and cable knit. I finished off my Lotus Pond quilt top, basted three quilts, quilted one, and did my first repeat of a cable knit hat!
Before we get to all that I have a giveaway
to wrap up. Random.org helped me out with this...
|#4 Happened to be SuperMomNoCape. Congrats! I'll let Kitty know and she'll send it right over. Didn't win? No problem. The Love Struck pattern is still on sale for $2 until Valentine's Day!|
|Here are the finished blocks for my Lotus Pond quilt. I used the "Vintage" pattern from Camille Roskelley's book Simply Retro. Please ignore the toys this was the only room large enough to take the picture and I had a tiny munchkin who was not interested in my cleaning up.|
|Oh, the Vintage pattern. I adored it
until I put the top together. You have to trim the squares into
triangles to square up the blocks and it made them super stretchy.
Then when I added my border it stretched like crazy and I didn't
notice until I had it all basted. Now I have to unpick the borders
and sew them back on, but since it's already spray basted it will
show on the back which means I have to work it into my quilting.
Boo! I don't know if it was the pattern or just me and in general I
would totally recommend it. It shows off the fabric so well and is
so fun and fast and cute. It's just the stretchy triangles and the
border that caused me grief.|
|Here's a bit of the backing for that quilt. Check out that near perfect join on the frogs! It made me smile.|
|To baste a quilt in my new house I have to move the dining room chairs and table, quite the ordeal, so I always wait until I have three to baste before I do it. Here are the three from my basting party yesterday. All three of these are Sew My Stash projects as I had the material for all of the front, backs, and binding just sitting around waiting to be quilts.|
|I already quilted the smallest one. It was so fun to do a double echo of the zigzag pattern. I'll definitely have to try this one again.|
|Here's a closeup of the quilting (not exactly perfect but close enough for me) and the adorable fabric. I got this a long time ago it's Family Tree for Moda. Hurray for another Sew My Stash project!|
|Since learning to knit in October I've been wanting to knit all the things! However, I haven't been content just to knit, I want to learn a new skill with each project. This time it's a cable knit hat. It's so fun!! Totally not as hard as I thought it would be but not something I can do while watching a show yet. I'm excited to see how this turns out!|
Anyway, that's me for the week. Expect to see a finish on that baby quilt later this week and it will knock off another thing from my Q1FAL list! For now I'm linking up with WiP Wednesday