Friday, March 27, 2015

Trying to Knit Sunshine

We've had had a lot of gloomy days lately, so I have been spending more time lately working on these socks. The colours are so bright and beautiful, that it makes one hope that Spring will soon be here. After these one are done, I think I will go back to something with more of a pattern. Sock knitting can be very addictive and I am glad I have that addiction!

Linking to On the Needles.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Snowballs keep things rolling - WIP Wednesday

These snowballs seem to be addictive. They are fast to make, look prettier and aren't as cold as the real thing. I like the fact that finally the quilt seems to be moving along, and how all the work I put into the nine patches is now paying off.

The snowballs have also gotten me rolling on some other projects. I started on me Be attitudes quilt. I have the first background block done. When I was looking for the fabric for it, I found this spring time quilt kit that I had completey forgotten about.

I made the first block in it as well, and it is definitely one of the smaller blocks I have done. I am back to having lots of projects on the go, and I must say I am enjoying it.

Linking to WIP Wednesday at The Needle and Thread Network and Freshly Pieced!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Ready for Spring! - Star Garden

Star Garden

Yes, we still have snow on the ground, but I am ready for Spring, even though I am still making snowballs.  This quilt is for a friend who recently became a grandmother for the second time with her first granddaughter. My friend has the biggest green thumb I know. The plants and flowers she grows are amazing! It is definitely a talent I wish I had. This was so fun and fast to make, the pattern is Moda Love. I love tried something different as a background colour. That's the great thing about quilting. You can always keep it fresh! I had a hard time deciding what to name it and ended up deciding to call it Star Garden.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Snowballs & Nine-Patches

Nine Patch and Snowballs

It feels as though life as come full circle. Years ago, I babysat for a woman who was taking a beginner's quilting class. She had to make many snowball blocks. It was my first experience with quilting, and I ended up starting it a few years later, and never looked back. (Okay maybe once or twice when a quilt wasn't working out.  A few years ago I was in a nine patch quilt along. I got quite a few done, but then got tired of doing them and stopped. I pulled them out again this year, when I saw that Terry was making a nine patch and snowball quilt along. Determined to try again I pulled out the blocks and started making snowballs. There's still lots of snow here for me to make them! I really like them, and have the motivation to start again. The quilting world is such a wonderful world for help and support.

 2015 Sew-Along

Friday, January 16, 2015

If the socks fits it's a labour of love! - On The Needles

Striped Socks

I had to buy some new socks for myself this week and found quite a few for 50% off costing me less than 75 cents each.  It made me realize and appreciate how much work and effort go into knitting a pair of socks. Much more than the cost of 75 cents. I finished up these socks for my son for Christmas and he loves them so much. I am appreciate too that I have people to knit and sew for who in return appreciate me back. It's definitely a labour of love which I am happy to do!

Bright Striped Socks

This is the one that I am working on now for my daughter. She is as bright and amazing as these socks!

Linking to On The Needles at Patchwork Times!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Cactus Wreath - Work in Progress Wednesday

Catcus Wreath

I have all the blocks done for my Cactus Wreath and now I need to put them together. Probably my least favourite part about quilting is trying to organize the blocks and arrange them in a pleasing way. I tend to save some scraps or extra bits in case I find I have a few blocks that are too similar.

 Bright Striped Socks

I have also started working on socks for my daughter. I love the brightness and boldness of the colour. Socks are so nice to work on. Even doing a bit at a time makes you feel like you are getting somewhere.

Linking to The Needle and Thread Network and Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday.