Thursday, January 16, 2014

Having Fun in the Studio

off the frameThis has been a great week.  Both Sadie and I are feeling great and I completed the quilting on this Carol Doak BOM quilt.

just off the frameIt is 78 x 78 and will make a great throw.

ending rowI had a couple of people ask me how to mark for the ending of a panto.

marking end rowHere are my markings.  Can you see the arrow where I am skipping an area because it is off the quilt top.  I drew all the way across so I could have a continuous line of stitching and still keep in the pattern. 

not badI have to say, I am very happy with how this quilt has turned out.

biding readyI got it all trimmed and the binding made so it should be completely completed this weekend.

mug rugs comingWhile I was cleaning off the cutting table I found this pattern that Rhonda sent me some time ago.  She made a mug rug and gave it away, not to me ( Crying face) but shared the pattern so I am going to make a couple to give away.  I have three drawn out and will begin searching for the fabrics next week.

Alphabet #1I also drew out the letters for the three components of Block #1 of the Quilt Show’s BOM for this year.  For each of the letters there are also patchwork blocks.  I have not chosen the fabrics for that part yet and even need to find the right fabric for the letters.  I guess I still have a lot of prep work to do here.  Embarrassed smile

instep-foot almost doneLast but certainly not least, look at how I am doing with my toe up, two at a time socks.  I have to say that so far this has really been easy.  I am almost ready to begin the gusset and heel and I figure that I will have to pay special attention since I will be doing these backward to how I have been knitting them.  I know that once I completely understand the pattern it will be OK but, oh how I hate that learning curve.

However, there will be no learning, knitting, sewing or quilting on Friday.  DH and I will be quietly celebrating our 53rd anniversary.  We had planned to see The Hobbit but the 3D version is not showing around here anymore and since we will soon be able to rent the 3D version to see at home we have decided to see Frozen.  Besides, who needs all that “war” stuff while we are celebrating the longevity of our love ?

So while we are having fun, you have a great weekend …… Gari


jonni said...

Frozen is awesome, the perfect date movie. Happy anniversary! Your quilt is beautiful, I love the colors and it has a Southwest look to it. Great job!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I just love that Carol Doak quilt... your quilting has put the incredible design over the top! Well done!! Your socks are very pretty (I'm impressed by anyone who KNITS) and those little mugs rugs will be positively adorable. Have a wonderful weekend and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

Kate said...

Congrats on the finish, it looks beautiful.

Enjoy your anniversary celebration!

Wonky Girl said...

Oh my, Oh my, Oh my !!! The quilt is so over the top! The batik print you chose is awesome. I think my DH would love one just like it. First I must perfect my panto quilting.
Hope you have a wonderful anniversary.

Gretchen said...

Beautiful finished quilt! Happy anniversary to you!!!!