Wednesday, July 16, 2014

*Waves* Remember me?

Wow, has it really been 'that' long since I did a post?  According to the date stamp on my last post, yes, yes it has.

I have been sewing, and crocheting, but I don't have pics of everything to share with you just yet, as I have to either take photos, or find that safe place that I saved them in!

I do have a couple of pics to share with you, both are of WIP's, but the quilt is now finished, and perhaps I shouldn't be sharing a pic of it just yet, as the recipient hasn't received it, but by the time I publish this post, she will have, so I think I'm safe lol

First up, is a crochet blanket I'm making....using whatever balls of pink, blue, white or purple yarn I had lying around in my stash spots (we all have those right?)

I took the photo with it sitting on top of my queen sized bed, so you have an idea of the size of it.....I still have a few more rows to add to it before I call it done....oh and I need to sew in all those pesky ends, which is my least favourite part of crocheting, which is why I tend to leave them to the last lol

This pattern is called Drop in the pond, and is a free pattern on Ravelry, which you can grab for yourself by clicking HERE

Next up, is a Healing Heart quilt I suggested that my quilting group do for one of the members who has had some health woes.  I got everyone to make 12 & 1/2" heart blocks, in THEIR favourite colour...and of the 19 blocks, there wasn't two the same, and I think they look great in their multi coloured splendidness, don't you?

I ended up putting them together using the Quilt as you Go Method.  I didn't quite have enough of the backing fabric to make the back out of one print, so I did half and half, and made it a checkerboard pattern.  I'll show you pics of the finished quilt after we present the quilt to the recipient at quilting (today - as I'm postponing publishing this post until after she'll have received the quilt, because I have my blogger account linked with my Facebook account, and she's one of my FB friends....don't want her reading about her own surprise early now do I? lol)

When I joined the QAYG blocks, I used two different colour sashings, so when it came time to decide what I'd do for binding, I remembered seeing a two sided binding method, which worked perfectly on this quilt, and I highly recommend it to you for a different take on two colour binding......just make sure you cut/sew it using the measurements that you'll find HERE

I promise to show you the pics of the finished quilt, as I'm pretty proud of how it turned out, and I also promise to get back into more regular posting.....I spend so much time on the internet, I should have the most up to date blog out there, but sadly I've been slack.....well, it is my middle nickname after all lol

Oh, I also need to post some pics of the trip to Melbourne I just took with my gorgeous daughter, and her two little princesses.....I think my feet didn't know what hit them, but I survived and for a whirlwind trip, it was a blast.

1 comment:

  1. Two lovely projects. I did wonder if you had fallen of the edge of the earth!!!!!


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