Thursday, January 29, 2009

More Knitting

I was so excited about my new-found ability to knit, that I've taken on two more projects. And because I like to make my life difficult, i've taken on socks....

and a lace pattern scarf
I'm loving the knitting but I think there is a very real danger that I'll develop a similar obesession with yarn that I have with fabric!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Fourth and Final intstalment of christmas quilts

Here is the last of my christmas quilts. This one was for my partners mum, and she really liked it. I don't know what the name of this pattern is, if you know can you let me know?

Here is the back, it was a good idea but unfortunately its a little bit off centre, but not so badly that it looks bad enought for me to start again.
For this quilt I used a layer cake of portobello market fabric from Moda, which was great, as it was one less thing to cut

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

reversible book cover

I made a reversible notebook cover from this tutorial, and it was super easy. I made it from Amy Butler Daisy Chain fabric, which is a nice weight. If I made it again, I would make the bit that goes inside the cover deeper.

Whoops! I cut the orange the wrong direction...

Monday, January 12, 2009

I conquered knitting!

I have always struggled with knitting, and have tried a number of times. This summer I decided to give it a really good go, and I would just keep going until I finished at least one item. And I managed to finish two!

A scarf

and some booties for the NICU

I realise this is not exactly knitting at its best but everyone has to start somewhere! From here I'm going to try some cooler stuff, including socks.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

My new long term project

I've decided to embark on a long term project, to do a big flying geese quilt. I'd like to make a big quilt to replace the one we have on our bed, as it was one of my first attempts, and there are some weird things going on with it.

I'm going to use this method for making the flying geese units, and so I've cut out a whole bag of 5" squares from my scrap.

and I close my eyes and pull out 10 pieces at random each week

and make the flying geese!

At this point I think I'll need about 800 units, and I'm going to try and do 10 5" squares a week, which gives 40 units, so a long term project it will be!