Some of you may remember that I made a Scrappy Trip Around the World quilt a few years ago as a wedding present for friends, and another one for a friend’s baby. The larger quilt was queen size: here it’s being held up by my father (6’4″) who is standing on a chair: The smaller … Continue reading Scrappy Trip Around The World, take three
I’ve been doing a lot of cleaning and organizing and getting-rid-of-stuff over this winter break. I culled something over seventy books from my overcrowded bookshelves, which means that the books I own now fit on my bookshelves without stacks on the floor for the first time since I moved back to NYC. (Some of them … Continue reading Organization! It’s a wonderful, if short-lived thing.
I have enough projects half-done that I really ought not take on another one. But we all know how that works, right? The Scrappy Trip Around the World quilt has been flying around, and I’m afraid I caught the bug big-time. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, check out photographs on the flickr … Continue reading Scrappy Trip-Along
I’m still working on the same sock, and it’s still a subway project! I’m using Happy Feet yarn on size 0 (2.0mm) needles. I’m about halfway done with the first sock, and well into the part of a sock that is the least interesting to me: the endless march down the foot. Unlike the cuff, … Continue reading Tuesdays are for knitting
Happy Friday the 13th! This quilt is (hopefully) going to be a quick project. I’m following the tutorial for a Filmstrip Quilt at Crazy Mom Quilts. This is what it looks like right now: I’m not happy with the way the print repeats in the upper right hand corner, but I’m not sure how to … Continue reading Circa 1934 meets Filmstrip.
I mentioned last week that I’ve been sewing on a Singer 66 foot-treadle sewing machine, so I thought I’d post a little bit about the machine. My family has it because about thirty years ago one of my father’s co-workers bought a furnished house, and was going to throw this sewing machine away. My dad … Continue reading Sewing on a Singer 66.
I’m participating in Jeni (of In Color Order)’s Half-Square Triangle Block of the Month quilt along. So far I’ve finished the blocks up through April, and I can’t decide if the pinwheels or the flying geese are my favorites. I am very proud of the way the pinwheels all line up in their centers, though. … Continue reading Block of the Month Progress