Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Half Square Triangles.

While doing the pinwheel sampler quilt along i have been playing with methods of making half square triangles.There are so many ways of making them but i think i have found my favourite way of doing them especailly if you need several.
I will do a little tutorial of the method later in the week and also show you a quilt that i came up with using a Moda layer cake and some lots of half  square triangles.
In the mean time just to catch up with the blocks that i have done for the quilt alongs.

Pinwheel Sampler Quilt Along.

Jelly Roll Sampler Quilt Along.

Talk to you soon.


Sunday, 14 March 2010

The Madness has started!

Sock Madness 4 has started the first pattern was released on Wednesday sometime after lunch.
So the socks were cast on then by Thrusday evening i had one tube, a toe and the start of a second sock.

By Friday evening had one complete sock and almost a tube on the second sock and by Saturday teatime had a pair of socks!!

They were interesting to knit as they were knitted sideways but it meant alot of grafting and picking up of stitches. They are a little snug on me so i think they will be given to my SIL who has smaller feet.

The fun has begun so we now await the second round until then i must catch up on the blocks for the quilt alongs and i have been playing with half square triangles and a Moda Layer cake but i will show you that later.

Talk to you soon.


Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Quilt Alongs

I have caught up with the blocks for the quilt alongs i am involved in, today.
Firstly the Jelly roll sampler quilt along block, this is being run by Konda Luckau of moose on porch quilts.

I decided to use a jelly roll with 1930's prints and am using a slightly textured background fabric that is an old duvet cover - may not be the greatest idea - not that stable! - but we will see.

And second is the pinwheel sampler quilt along  being organised by Rachel of ps i quilt.
I have made extra set this time as i couldn't settle on which arrangement of fabrics that i wanted so it will either be this....

the same as Rachel's or this.....

all matching.
I not sure which i like best but i will wait to see how it all looks when all the blocks have been finished.

So all caught up now.

Talk to you soon.


Tuesday, 2 March 2010


I am waiting - its March so when will it start!

Sock Madness starts in March but as yet we don't know when....
I am all ready to go yarn is all sorted and needles are ready!

I have enough yarn for all the different socks but i have been tempted by a Drops yarn, called Fabel in a colour that can only be described are liquidised frog green! It is colour 151 Guacamole, my computer screen does not really do the colour justice, it's bright.

So waiting for the start .......when will it begin.......

Talk to you soon.