06 November 2020

Some Knitting

I am still enjoying knitting in the late afternoons/ early evening when the light is not so good for quilting. I finished the Green Cardigan I was knitting for myself a couple of weeks ago but forgot to show you.  This is from Laine Magazine and is the 'Miss Apple's Little Cardi' by LucĂ­a Ruiz de Aguirre. It's soft and warm and exactly what I was hoping for :)

Ravelry Notes







For some reason my camera is not picking up the colour properly, it's more like this, a lovely bright Jade Green


I always like to have something on my needles, so next up is a Vintage Aran Jumper/sweater for my husband, in beautiful 100% British Blue Faced Leicester Wool, it's soft and gorgeous to knit with.


I struggled to find a pattern my husband liked, he doesn't really like modern designs! I eventually found a 1970s vintage pattern on Etsy




The back is done, it was a lot of knitting but enjoyable, I didn't notice until looking at the photo that one of my cables is slanting the wrong way! I am not unpicking it all lol!






02 November 2020

Planning New Projects!

I enjoyed piecing a few of the blocks for My Penny Sampler over the weekend, and it looks like I might have time to work on it over the next fews weeks too, as here in England we have been told that we have to be in lockdown again for at least the next month.  I guess too many people haven't been following the rules, it's frustrating to those of us who have, but there is nothing to do but hunker down and sew!  



I might re make this block once I have a few more done, the background is not very icy!


This Village block took a while but I love it :)


I have also been buying fabrics :) I treated myself to a couple of FQ bundles.  My husband is Red/Green colour blind and keeps asking me why I have never made a blue/yellow quilt as these are the colours he can see! He saw the sketch of Sarah Fielke's new 2021 BOM and loved it, so what to do, I guess I am making a yellow/blue quilt for the first time after 25+ years of quilting lol. I bought this bundle as he is a sun lover too and so it seemed perfect!

While waiting for it to arrive I pulled these from my stash.


I think I will use white or a pale yellow (I have a bolt of Kona snow bought on sale years ago) as the background, but I will wait until Sarah issues the Materials List and see what else I need.  It should be a fun happy quilt!

Here is Sarah's sketch, it doesn't start until the end of January, so plenty of time to finish my Winter Sampler!
I also bought these fun basics to use for The Quilt Show 2021 BOM, I really want to improve my machine piecing and this seems the perfect quilt, plus as a TQS member I get the pattern for free each month.

This is the quilt, it's by Wendy Williams of Australia

I need to find a background and I think this London city map fabric might work, it's due out in December
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When I am not sewing/cleaning/cooking/gardening I have been walking for miles with the ever faithful Jasper, in all weathers!!