Monday, February 3, 2014

It's warm inside!

This past week I was at my sister's house in Moose Jaw. With a week without my loom, I was able to finally finish knitting that scarf. It's gorgeous, soft angora and silk. However, I have not changed my mind about knitting. I just don't enjoy it. Unless I win another skein of hand dyed, yummy yarn, I am staying away from those needles!

My main job this week was to make a baby quilt for my niece. She's not due tul August but I wanted to make her a blanket to use wherever she wanted. I bought 11 fat quarters of 30s reproduction fabrics plus a few pieces of yardage and figured out a pattern to showcase the fabrics. A friend quilted this one on her long arm machine. This is the one I gave my niece.

I had enough fabric to make another one. It is different. I machine quilted it myself. It'll stay here til I come back in summer. This trip I am traveling very lightly, not checking a suitcase.
Here they are side by side. 
I do have some more fabric. I can just squeak out another one with a bit of added fabric but I'll take it home to sew. 
I am here part of this week yet so will see what else we can do before I leave.
Once home, it's back to the loom. 
Until next week, keep weaving and stay warm!

I had downloaded this picture but it disappeared so here it is again. My sister made this quilt while I was here. This is a close up of the full quilt. Each square is 2 inches square. She had a system to do it and it went together nicely. It is wonderful!


Bonnie said...

Very nice. You have lots to stay busy.

Unknown said...

All are just simply beautiful and I know you are proud,

roxie said...

You are an inspiration! My friend and I make pieced and tied comforters for charity. That's a great pattern to use up the odd bits!