Monday, February 10, 2014
Quilting & Knitting Progress
I was able to get the binding on the Autumn Harvest prayer quilt--and took it to church for my friend to sew down the binding on the back while she spends countless hours at a rehab hospital while her husband recovers from heart surgery. She also knits; it's a good time to have these skills.
Here are some details from this quilt. I just love the pattern. It is so adaptable to so many different styles of fabrics. (I first made a quilt from this pattern back in the early 1980s--and I'd like to make several more.)
Yesterday I cut all these pieces and pieced them.
I have four blocks together and hope to get the rest of them together and unite them with their sashing, and maybe some borders, this week.
Robyn Pandolph line, but the sweet beige solid has been in my fabric collection for close to 30 years and is left over from a pink, beige and white Burgoyne Surrounded lap quilt I made back then and which became a Victory Prayer Quilt. I'm guessing the only way I will ever find another fabric that color is if I dye it myself.
For others who are loving the quilt-like graphics of the Sochi Winter Olympics, here's a link that explains how they are the result of sampling many of Russia's crafts and folk designs.
Another knitting attempt is to see if I can turn this lace on it's head so I can make this wonderful top-down pattern by Terry Morris from the toes up instead of from the top down. I'm hopeful.
I let Knit Picks know that one of the screws for my recently purchased yarn swift was defective and just kind of crumbled and wouldn't screw in enough to secure it, and they are sending me another.
Our third snowstorm for the week fizzled and went elsewhere. While we need the moisture, we've enjoyed our two sunny days of mild temperatures--and all the snow at my place has melted for the first time since late November.
Happy quiltmaking and knitting......
P.S.: I've had trouble with parts of this post appearing and disappearing from my blog. I hope that whatever the issue has been, it is fixed now.