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Thursday, October 30, 2014

November Calendar Page

Hi all,
O.k.!  Where did October go? 
Above is a little quilt that I made in kit form for some of my friends one Christmas.  Since October just flew by, I thought maybe a little Christmas would be in order.  Thought I would post this, as it was so quick and easy to do that if you were of a mind to do it, you certainly could have one done by the holidays.  It is a 5" finished sawtooth star block with 2.75" borders.  The blocks are set together with no strips or anything.  It doesn't get much easier than this. 
Other news, my Sue Reich quilt is finished and in her hands.  I am glad to move on to other things.
Still have to quilt the miniature in my last post and then I will be ever so happy to work on a portfolio quilt.  I started it some time ago and am itching to get back to it.  First I am off to visit my cousin for a few days.  It will be good to see her and I am excited for my trip.  First, of course, I had to spend all day in the kitchen, cooking and preparing food to take.  A lot of trouble, but I am healthier for it. Plus, it makes me sort of a no trouble houseguest!
Well, that's it for now.  Hope you have a wonderful Halloween.
Till next time,

Friday, October 10, 2014

A little of this and a little of that...

Hi to everyone,
Jill left a comment asking what I have been working on.  So, I thought I would show you.  By the way, Jill always leaves me a comment and I love hearing from her. She sent me photos of any amazing antique quilt she has and I want to blog about it soon.  Anyway, here goes:

A.  I knit a shawl with some thrift store yarn.  It is called a Mara Shawl and the pattern is by Amy Hendrix. Find the pattern at this website.  It is in other places as well. 
B.  You have to look hard to see the 2" bow tie block.  It is from a project that I did for Sue Reich.  I don't know if we are supposed to talk about it yet, so all I'll show is a block.  Have to say that it was a much larger scale than I am used to.
C.  A miniature quilt out of antique fabric for a fund raiser.  I have been inundated with requests this past year for items.  I have not made myself a portfolio quilt all year.  The one in this pic is not yet quilted. The white you see around the edges is batting.  The pieced border will be the finished edge. 
D. A new supply of knitted dishcloths was sorely needed around here.  Thrift store cotton yarns served the purpose here.  I used this pattern, except that for the red stripes I did a duplicate stitch instead of changing yarns.

I have to say that my knitting had been on hold for a while, because I have arthritis in my left hand and knitting bothers it quite a bit.  Then I came across these pain relieving patches at Walgreens and they seem to help quite a bit. 

Well that's about it for now. Till next time........