I picked up a new hobby in December that I have been keeping quite about. Yep, I'm knitting. I don't think this will over take my love of fabric so the posts on the blog will be kept mostly quilting but don't be surprised at an occasional knitting post.
I'm not sure what I will be doing with all these baby hats. I love the pink bunny hat and the pink hat with the squiggles on top. The blanket is crocheted, not a new hobby just one I haven't done for awhile. I love the cotton yarn that I used in the blanket (Fantasy Naturale by Plymouth yarn) and it is so much nicer than the acrylic yarn I have used in the past. So see even though I'm knitting I am still in love with cotton.
Friday, May 22, 2009
Just received some Quilters Dream batting. I have three large quilts coming up. I was really surprised at the loft of the Wool and Puff. The one in the center is a cotton batting. In all fairness the Wool (on the right) and the Puff (on the left) are king size the center cotton batting is a queen size. I haven't used the wool batting yet but I think I am going to really like it. The wool batting is going in my Sunflower quilt. The Puff batting will be going in a customers quilt. She wanted puffy warm and light weight. I think the wool would work for that but she wasn't sure about the wool so I went with the Puff.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
I have been playing with my new Dresden plate template that I bought at MQS over the weekend. I saw this tutorial at Loft Creations. The tutorial was using 2 1/2" strips and I have all of the striped strips from a jelly roll that I didn't use in this quilt so I thought I would give it a try. Not sure what these will end up being. I looked at Jo-Ann's but ours didn't carry the template. Amy has a pin cushion on her blog over at Park City Girl if you want to check it out. I also bought the Quilt EZ swirls templete. No picture since they will be mailing them to me. I think I may use this on the Sunflower quilt.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
I finally have my Project Improv quilt quilted. I quiled it with a simple meandering. The binding has been sewn to the front and it is being handstitched to the back now by a very good friend. In case you didn't know - I don't do handstitching if I can find someone else to do it for me. Close-up of one of the blocks.
Monday, May 4, 2009
I got a little quilting done over the weekend. This is a Circus quilt that was pieced by a customer and quilted by me. The quilting design is called Popcorn it seemed very fitting for the quilt with yellow (butter) thread.
Close-up of the front:
Close-up of the front:
The back close-up: