Tuesday, 11 March 2008

Stars and stripes

Worked hard this weekend on Michael's quilt and it has all come together quite quickly. The top is pieced now and here is a picture of Michael and his quilt, however he wanted to remain anonymous! I think it is clever the way the star is formed. I saw the same quilt in a book at the Fat Quarters on Friday, made in browns and it was amazing how different it looked. The Book was Strip Happy quilting on a Roll by Donna Kinsey and had lots of different projects for quilts all made from jelly rolls. If I'd used a jelly roll this quilt would have been really quick as it took quite a time to cut out the 60 strips needed. I have the borders to do next but I am starting to think how to quilt it. The sock knitting has been coming on too, the first sock is now finished. (picture later). I got a bit stuck grafting the toe but looked on a web site Socks 101 which gives a picture guide to knitting socks. When they are both finished I think I will frame them and hang them on the wall.


carolyn said...

This look great...good job. What a lucky boy!

Wendy K said...

I love the idea of framing the socks and hanging them on the wall!...I did get bit right didn't I?

The Fat Quarters said...

Who has been busy? The quilt looks fab & I agree about the Jelly Rolls they do save the cutting.