Sneak peek

I finished my very special quilt tonight! I’ll just give you a few sneak peeks in case the recipient happens to see this blog.

I decided to sew diagonal lines across the squares instead of vertical lines like on my last quilt, or all-over quilting. I haven’t tried the all-over style yet- I’m intimidated by it, don’t know how that would work with my Singer Seventy, and also wonder if it takes forever? I need to maximize my craft time, so I go for simple/efficient when I need to. 

Here I was about to start pinning the binding.  
  

And here it’s all finished. If you look closely you can see that I didn’t bind by hand.  Honestly, I want my quilts to be used and loved, and I want them to last. I figure binding by machine is more durable, even if it isn’t as pretty as by hand. 

So that’s done, and with time to spare before it gets given away. It’s a relief to have it done, and I’m happy with it. 

Now for some movie knitting! Good night!

Almost a quilt

Bed times tonight  were reasonably early, and I was able to start the quilting on this cutie:

  
I should be able to finish within another few quilting sessions, but with kids, ….. There’s no telling how many days it may take to have the opportunity to sew….  So for now I will just be content with this progress and the knowledge that I’m not finishing this at the last minute. 🙂

This n that

Yesterday was my husband’s birthday, so the kids and I made him a healthy cake!

It’s vegan, no added fat, and it’s very tasty!

In crafty news, I’ve been working a lot on the Wee Girl’s class quilt.

 

Tonight I sewed the blocks into strips, along with some sashing. It’s coming along well.

Our sock knitting group is starting its next KAL, a linen stitch scarf. It’s meant to use lots of colors, so I gathered my sock yarn scraps to start planning…  The pattern is called Mini Mania. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mini-mania-scarf

 

I think grays with purples might be nice. What do you think?

Quilts

Today when I dropped off the quilt squares that I zigzagged for the Wee Boy’s school auction, I noticed that there were still several bags of squares to be done. So I took another bag home. This is my favorite.

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You see, most kids used one or two triangles or circles, but this kid went all out! What a fun quilt square!

Of course, that set me on a good course to continue on the Wee Boy’s quilt, and I managed to sew all the squares into strips this evening.

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As you can probably tell, they haven’t been pressed yet, so of course they’ll look nicer later. But I think it’s turning out cute, or, as he says, “cool.”