Monday, December 31, 2012

End of the year Design Wall

This is the latest  msytery quilt from Mystery Quilts 4 Military Yahoo group.  This is the 3rd top I have made following these mysteries during 2012.  I made this top from my stash/scraps except for the red fabric.  The red fabric was 108" wide so it will also be the backing.  I bought it with a 40% off coupon and I got another 20% off as it was end of the bolt-it was a great buy.  The small blue HST's were made from some squares that I purchased through Quilters Flea Market.  They were squares from a 2000 swap!

I think it is a great looking top and I was amazed how little a dent it put in my stash/scraps.

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Happy New Year to you all.

Friday, December 28, 2012

On the Needles-Last of 2012

Yikes, size 10 needles are so FAT!  Knitting feels so awkward and strange after using size 2 needles for so long.  I am making this frilly knit scarf for a friend, for her birthday on the 31st.  Luckily it is going quickly if clumsily.  This is Red Heart Boutique Sashay which I purchased at Joann's with a 50% off coupon-a great buy.

I am on my second sock using the Ravelry Hermione's Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder.  It is the first time I have used this pattern and I really like the texture.  This yarn is called peacock and is more a teal color and it has little silver threads.  It is working up so well.

Happy New Year everyone.  Enjoy the other reports at Patchwork Times.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Design Wall Christmas Eve

I haven't had many posts lately.  I have one quilt completed and given away as an 80th birthday present a few weeks ago.   This is a double Irish Chain made out of my blue "scraps" and stash.  It is quilted with a Celtic Knot in the open spaces by my friend, Beth.  The back has lighthouses on it-which my Irish friend Mary collects.

She was so thrilled.  She told me she would cherish it the rest of her life-that's the nicest comment I have received when I have given a quilt away.

My actual design wall contains an almost finished mystery quilt from the MysteryQuilts4Military yahoo group.  This is the third mystery I have made with this group.  This on is called Glint.  It is the most complex one I have made with them so far.  I will be working on the pieced border later today and hope to finish the top.

The red is a constant and a new fabric that I acquired for backing.  It is 108" wide and I had a 40% off coupon and it was an additional 20% off because it was the end of a bolt.  It was a great buy.  All the background and blue fabrics are from my stash/scraps.  Some of the blue squares I used for the HST's were 3" millennium swap squares that I purchased earlier this year on Quilters Flea Market.

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Merry Christmas to you all.

Friday, December 14, 2012

On the Needles 12/14/2012

I have missed a few posts because-well just because it is a busy time of year.

I have 2 pair of socks on needles.  This first is ZigZags sock pattern by Elaine Anderson, free on Ravelry.

This is a glimmer yarn from Pylmouth Yarn, Stiletto, color #200.  I put it aside so I could do a pair with a less demanding pattern.  This one isn't hard but takes more paying attention.

The other pair is another free pattern from Ravelry, Hermione's Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder.  There are 4 different rows but it is an easy to memorize pattern.  This is KnitPicks Yarn, Stroll Peacock Glimmer.  The color in the photo is too bright it is a peacock color with silver threads.

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