(quilts and knitted wool; what's not to love)
I have pretty much taken the day off, work and quilting wise, resting a little before next week’s big chunk of work and quite happy with the progress I have made on several projects this week.
The baby quilt is cut
and so is the family quilt for his christening. I had this box full of 2 ½” strips leftover from my mom’s quilt ready to go. I love when that happens!
These pieces will become the background for drawn faces from his family on his mom’s side. I sent the letters out this week, so hopefully I’ll start receiving faces soon. It will be a really fun memento for him – if it works out.
The old cutting mat looks like a Nazca drawing, but it’s still one of my favorites. My absolute favorite Fiskars mat is sadly unfit for rotary cutting and retired to crafting projects. I'm thinking of using this image as a basis for this month's Sketchbook Challenge which is "Close-up".
I was sewing with my little group on Wednesday and brought a giant cone of thread that wouldn’t cooperate at all. The thread got caught and broke all the time, so I made a thread stand in true MacGyver style with a pair of scissors taped to the back of my machine.
I have finished the baby alpaca pants and hats.
The first hat was too big even after I frogged it once, so I knitted another one.
The pants also seems on the big side even though it’s the smallest size, but if I frog the cuffs and knit the legs longer, he can probably use it in the fall.
Since I promised to knit an outfit for him to wear home from the hospital, I have started on another pair of pants; teeny tiny ribbed alpaca pants. I just want to hug them.
Daughter and I made the place cards for the christening (dåp in Norwegian for those of you who wondered about the text on the invitations)
and I transformed these simple collaged cards (which I kind of loved)
into intuitive (overly) painted ones. The first layers had some pretty funky grandson-blended colours
so I added more paint. And more.
I really enjoy playing around with paint, but in hindsight I might have stopped at some point and moved on to some new cards instead of smashing it all onto these. Oh well. By the way; Lynda, Corrine, Bente and Michelle: my PIFs and 600th post giveaway prizes are on their merry way to you.
With any luck I’ll get some decent pictures tomorrow of the class samples I finished this week; all 9 of them.
One of the bindings did not turn out that well; I thought the BLAH BLAH fabric would look fun on a Christmas quilt, but the words got lost on the narrow binding. Of course it would, the binding is ¼” wide; I should have seen that one coming.
Oh well; live and learn.
I cannot link to anything to save my life today, so sorry about that.
Have a wonderful weekend!