On Saturday and Sunday I sewed the binding on my Funky Chickens quilt.
The binding is the same fabric as the small border.
I liked using it because it blended in and did not distract from my brightly colored chickens.
So my design wall this morning is my Funky Chickens quilt, all done.
I showed it last Wednesday, after the quilting was done, but failed to show the backing.
Here is the backing. I made the barn blocks because I remember the chickens at my aunt and uncle’s farm and associate them with the barns that were there.
Can you see the chicken head on this barn block? It was so much fun to see her show up in the barn.
I even found one peeking out from the field part of the backing.
I did get some knitting done and got my first sock finished. Isn’t she beautiful? I was so excited I wore the one sock for over an hour (really too warm for a wool sock). The second one of these is on the Magic Loop, still a learning in process, but it is coming along and I hope to have a pair of these socks
The first of the second pair is moving right along. It is easier right now but the challenge will come when I get to the heel, about 3” from now. This will be the first heel I have tried so we will see how that goes. I hope to have these to wear for Christmas so I need to figure this one out so I can make the second one without fear.
Of course I had a lot of help with my knitting. At one time I had all three dogs on the chair with me while I was knitting. I guess knitting really is restful.
I did cut all the pieces for another Deck-Ade The Halls block but didn’t have a chance to sew those little pieces together. That will also be on the schedule for today, or maybe tomorrow.
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