Sunday, May 10, 2015

A quilt and Other things

In spite of my absence from Blogger posting I have not been idle ... several small projects have kept me sewing, and just today No 2 son told me he had given his knitted hat to a friend who was so taken with it two more are ordered.  I hunted through my wool, of which I confess I do have a reasonable supply, and bought a pattern and have casted on.  Hopefully two beanies will be in the post by the end of the week.
 
Recently Jacquelynn Steves offered a free BOM, an offer I took up.  Her Sew Sweet Simplicity quilt is now complete.  What I especially liked about this BOM was it went for four weeks, the last two of which had two blocks on offer.  They were both lovely ... my quilt is a six block quilt!  My stash of fabric catered for this BOM ... but the stash barely seems to have diminished!
 
After a project that takes many hours I like to 'chill out' with something small and quick.  I had a more than reasonable amount of plaid fabrics and had long kept in the back of my mind a magazine pattern for a country Christmas table runner.  Another for the box!
 
After viewing a tutorial for a particular block of an easy pineapple I decided to put my new-found skills into another bag and was pleasantly surprised how quickly the pattern came together.  And how easy it was!
 
 
Now the knitting awaits!

5 comments:

Liz said...
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Liz said...

I am happy to see you have been busy. Your work is lovely. We all need beanies today,if they stay on your head. So windy. Hugs

Karen's Korner said...

You certainly have been busy turning out some lovely work. If a son's friend takes his beanie that is the highest compliment that you can get. Happy knitting.

RobynLouise said...

Lovely work and I really like the colours! Are you going to post pics of the beanies?

Ondrea Delahoy said...

Oh my! That quilt is awesome! Great bag and I love the blue and brown combo.