Here are some of the details (and my random thoughts) about this project.
Fabrics were purchased at Classic Quilt Shop on March 18. I needed 1/4 yard pieces, but I bought 1/3 yard instead so I could add a little to the stash (now that I'm getting it organized). I also bought a variegated yellow spool of Mettler thread and a pattern by Eleanor Burns.
Mettler thread: poly sheen multi #9925
pattern: Zig A Zag Quilt
I decided to use my rescued Kenmore.
To get her ready, I changed the needle to a new Schmetz Universal 80/12. I tested the 1/4 inch seam. It was perfect on the first try so I marked it with a piece of painter's tape.
2 sets of strips (that's 8 seams) is too much for this old girl. The foot pedal was getting pretty hot. That got me thinking about a name...I've decided on Sandy. She's a very light tan with some little dings on her throat and with the hot foot pedal, she just got me thinking about the beach. Of course, I'm always thinking about the beach...but Sandy she is.
Well, I'm off to do some pressing. I'll see you in a bit!
It's mid-March and I thought I'd take time to get you caught up on the current WIPs.
I've been working on two knitting projects. The Andrea Poncho is from a kit that I purchased in 2013 at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival. I'm going again this year and I'm determined to wear this!
It looks a little red, but is actually a gorgeous, rich terra cotta.
I'm also working on the 2014 Yarn Mountain Sock Club June pattern. It's called Farmer's Market and you can get it (and lots more) free by joining the Google+ group at Yarn Mountain or look them up on Ravelry.
The socks will probably get bumped to the back of the line while I work on project deadlines.
The Cinnamon and Nutmeg quilt has been resurrected. I think this one is from 2009.
I found out last night why it had been tucked away as a UFO. I had sewn my strips together in such a way that I was not able to cut the required number of diamonds.
But, that's been taken care of and I can get ready to start assembling the top.
My main priority is to completely finish a blue & gold Mountaineer baby quilt before my sister-in-law's shower on April 25! They are expecting a little boy and he will be the one to carry on the family name; otherwise, my dad's line will end with my brother. (Dad and I have been working on our ancestry so this is a pretty big deal for us.)
Anyway, yesterday I went to my favorite Classic Quilt Shop and bought a pattern (Eleanor Burn's Zig A Zag Quilt) and lots of blue & gold fabric.
And, if I have time, I'll go back and get the pattern for these adorable boots!
Aren't those the cutest things ever?!
So, I'm off to sew and cut and sew some more and maybe knit a bit before Thing 1 & Thing 2 need to be taken to basketball practice. I usually get lots of knitting done during practice and tonight will be an extra hour longer.
If life stays (somewhat) sane, I'll check in tomorrow with a progress report. Here's to a having a tangle-free day of creating!
Out of the snow storms and yucky weather. I've tried to post several times this past week, but with no success.
Here is an update on my Yarn Mountain 2014 Farmers Market socks.
I really like Claudia's Handpaint sock yarn for the lacy patterns.
We had the oldest boy home from Berea for Spring Break this past week and ended up snowed in for the most part.
We returned him to his dorm this afternoon and found this waiting for us at our favorite hotel, The Boone Tavern.
How exciting is that?! Spring really is just around the corner! And they had nearly two feet of snow from the same storm that hit us in WV.
I will see if my earlier posts are still hanging around & give you the finishes update.
Lots of things planned for the next several weeks and I hope to catch a few minutes here and there in the sewing room, with the spinning wheel & knitting on all of my sock club projects. I've got yarn to start 3 more patterns! As if I don't have enough yarn on needles already.
Are you trying to rush all those winter knitting projects now that Spring is peeking 'round the corner?
Enjoy your projects and don't get too tangled up in this crazy life!