Here is what is on my Design ironing board this weekend. The design wall is, again, full of past owls but I am not showing it because they have been seen so many times before. I think there is only 1 or 2 more and then we begin looking at layout settings. Anyway, after a couple hours of drawing, cutting, picking out fabric, fusing, and cutting again, here he is. He is not fused together yet but you get a pretty good idea of how he will look. He is pretty big, about 18” tall. I haven’t cut the background yet but will tomorrow and then it will be time to applique him down.
I did get the tumbler baby quilt quilted and now it is ready for squaring and binding.
I quilted this with the same loops and stars as I did the Boots quilt. The thread I used is a red/white/and blue variegated cotton. I used Quilter’s Dream 70/30 and it has a flannel backing.
I have knit several more rows on my sweater and am within 2 rows, I think, of starting the garter stitch section which will be the band around the bottom. At the rate I am going I should be done this week. Then the next thing I will be doing is a warm soak and blocking. I know it needs to do whatever shrinking it is going to do before I start wearing it. Of course I really don’t need a sweater now that summer seems to have arrived: 95 today with 91% humidity.
As I am writing this I have printed out the pattern for a pair of “easy fingerless gloves.” And I have two new sock patterns that I think I would like to try. I am collecting fairly easy patterns so I can have some hand work to do when I go to visit my mother next month. She has recently moved into a bungalow and will be celebrating her 92nd birthday: seems like a good time for a visit.
I think I have decided to make a D9P quilt with my owl fabric. It is so easy and yet makes a beautiful quilt. If I make the 9 patches 6” the uncut blocks are large and show off the focus fabric beautifully. So the fabric cutting should begin early in the week and maybe I will have something different on the Design Wall next week.
Have a great week and be sure to drop by Patchwork Times to see more quilting inspirations. Gari