small sample of my crazy quilt embroidery

About Me

I am a consumate crafter. I knit, quilt both sane and crazy, scrapbook, bead, mosaics and any other thing I can think of along the way. Someday I also hope to do real glass jewelery and stained glass but those have to wait until I have room and more time.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Whirling Dervish

What a productive week. Kind of like being bitten by a whirling dervish. Not only was work busy but once I got home for my 3 day weekend I have not rested. I finished up with alot of projects and started on several more. First of all I finished up on my Victorian lace socks. I just had to do about 2/3 of the foot to be done and most of that I did Saturday. With a little push thru I finished before noon on Sunday. I wanted to take a pic of the entire pair but it seems I left the 2nd sock in my apartment in the city, or at least I hope that is where it is!! Then I finished up with several quilting projects. I made the last 2 6" blocks I needed for the progressive round robin. These were very easy and I had them done in about 30 minutes. Now the project is ready to turn over to the next person in our rotation. I also whipped up a 12" star block for a dear friend who was not able to participate in our round robin. She had planned on doing a star theme for her quilt done in blues and whites. So when she had to pass on the project we decided to do some blocks for her. I did a Constellation Star in 4 shades of blue & white. It turned out quite well if you ask me!!

My biggest project of the week was totally unexpected. I have been trading Friendship Stars with the Ladies of my online Weight Watchers Group, nicknamed the "Lizzies" I kind of had a plan for how I was going to put them together. I had 22 from my friends and planned on having 22 of my own. I would put them in 4 rows with all the Lizzie blocks in the 2 middle rows and my 2 rows on the outside. Then I would separate them with 6" strips of a fabric that would bring it all together. On Sunday I still needed 5 more blocks of my own and I had all the 1/2 sq triangles already done sitting on the sewing table taking up room. I decided to get those made so I could clean up the table and move on to other projects. So I did that in no time at all. So I decided to maybe start cutting and sewing the strips together. For some reason I was obsessed and I got the whole top sewn together in one afternoon. I am so happy with the colors and set of the quilt and the finished size should be perfect for a winter lap quilt. I will be getting it to the machine quilter in the next month but it will be no rush because cold weather is quite a long way off.

I also managed to start a few new projects. The first and best to talk about is my Elizabeth Zimmerman Baby Suprise Jacket. I am making it for the girl next door who is having her 2nd baby, a girl. I found some superwash DK by Colinette called Cadenza. I am using size 7 straight needles and I am about 12 rows into the project. My wrists are bothering me a bit so I can only knit a few rows at a time. I also ordered some solid superwash DK today from KnitPicks so I may not rush so I can add some solid stripes to the sweater randomly as I go. I also cut out a top for DGD #1 out of the Prarie Girl Pattern. I hope to get alot of sewing done on that tonight. That is after I get my last minute gardening done. I am going to be on call this next couple of weekends and will not get to be home alot so I have to get a few really important things done outdoors. DH will water sparingly but he doesn't fertilize or treat for fungus. So after this really busy productive week I doubt I will be as impressive next week but who knows?....


Mary Lynn said...

Anne, Love your FS quilt and the baby sweater for Sweet Pea. I didn't make the connection that is was for her when I saw it the other day. I was waiting until after their meeting today to post my photos of the joint gift efforts.

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