Thursday, 21 March 2013

Doing the happy dance

My "babies" are back, all beautifully quilted. Sharon has done a wonderful job. The Tetris quilt was quilted with a variegated thread over the coloured blocks and in black thread over the rest. The pattern is a square spiral which worked perfectly.

For the Woven quilt Sharon used a floral pattern which is very similar to the flowers used in some of the fabrics. I had thought a variegated thread, but was talked around to the apple green thread. This is why I should always listen to the experts - the apple green worked really well.

Time to bind quilts!

Monday, 18 March 2013

A woolly interlude

While I'm still knee-deep in stars, I thought that I would work on a woolly UFO. This pretty little cardigan just needs a little baby girl to go with it :)

While in the woolly zone, I started working on filling an order from Little Possum for Easter presents to her friends.
So much fun to make and quick as well. Winner.

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Diamonds - my best friend?!

Every row of my star quilt requires 16 diamonds to join the stars up and then another 34-35 to join the row to the quilt top. So every once in a while I have to do a whole lot of tracing and cutting.

Happy to report that I have joined another 2 rows on.

Monday, 4 March 2013

Woolly happiness

While I am still "star-struck" on the quilting side, the onset of autumn rain and chill made me yearn for the comfort of wool. It was time to mount an expedition to a wool-shop, but not just any wool shop. Morris & Sons in Sydney CBD it had to be. MOTH works in a building opposite and told me about this woolly heaven. I think he may later have regretted it though.....

Today's haul include:

These lovely colours in wool kindly donated by a baby alpaca:
(I'm thinking a lovely warm autumn coloured afghan for the living room)

I have a particular fondness for variegated threads, and for this bundle I thought I would try out the pattern for  "Zoe's Lace Scarf" although the wool below is a little thicker than the 2 ply called for in the pattern.

This bundle of happiness will be knitted into a scarf for a niece who is equally colourful and who needs a scarf to compliment her eclectic collection of beanies.

And that was almost it.......    Some bamboo crochet hooks also insisted on coming home with me.