Monday, January 28, 2013

I'm a Winner!

Just got an email from Vickie Mazurek over at  More Stars in Comanche, letting me know I won her giveaway . What did I win? I won 2 fat quarters of cowboy fabric. Isn't it cute! Thanks for picking my name, Vickie.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

A Couple of Knitting Finishes

I finished a pair of socks for my husband. These suckers took forever to be long enough for his size 13 feet! The yarn is Regia City Color, and I used 2 1/2 50g balls.
I also knit a hat, using a ball of yarn I bought over 2 years ago during a visit to the Bernat Factory Outlet in Listowel, Ontario. It is a chunky yarn called King Cole Rio. The pattern is called Gridiron and it is available as a free download at  RAVELRY.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Progress on my Quilt Alongs

I finished the second block for the My Favorite Block Quilt Along. It is called Road to Oklahoma. The next block comes out tomorrow.
I also finished this week's sewing for the Starburst Quilt Along. We had to make Goose in the corner blocks and Half Square Triangles (HST'S). The little HST's are bonus triangles created from the waste triangles that were cut off when making the Goose in the corner blocks.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Show Me Your Socks Day

Today is "show us your socks day" over at Patchwork Times. Lots of links of people wearing their socks. Here are mine. I think the yarn was Opal Handpainted if I remember correctly.
My Socks

 These ones are my daughters. I just finished making them today for her birthday. The yarn is Patons Stretch Sock Yarn.
My daughter's socks

I finished the first block for the My Favorite Block Quilt Along over at  Persimon Dreams. It is a Free Form Log Cabin. The next block came out today and is called Road to Oklahoma. It is on my list to make tomorrow.

The bluejays had a great time eating bread crusts on our patio today. It was fun watching them stuff as many pieces as they could in their mouths at one time!

This is a better picture of my daughter's birthday socks. They are my first sock finish of the year, and I managed to finish them in 5 days.
We got 2 new rocker/recliners for our living room today. The grandchildren had tons of fun playing in one of the boxes.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Starburst Quilt-along

I have picked out my fabrics for the Starburst quiltalong, and finished with the cutting. It took me awhile to decide where to put which fabrics. I'm not very confident with picking color combos, but hopefully everything will work out and look good.
My fabric choices

All cut out and ready to start sewing.

Friday, January 11, 2013

First Quilt Finish of 2013

Finally finished my string quilt. This one is going trucking with my husband. Most of the string blocks came from exchanges I did on Swap-Bot.
Front of Quilt

Back of Quilt

Abby helping me sew on the binding!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Easy Street Progress

I have been working away on my Easy Street blocks. I have all the setting and end triangles done, 8 of the A blocks and 1 B block finished. I had to put a little bit together to see what it's going to look like. Don't forget to head on over to Bonnie's Mystery Monday Link-Up to see everyone's progress. There are some stunning quilt tops on display there.
I also finished 6 more Tall Shoo-Fly blocks for Block Lotto
And just in case I have a minute with nothing to do.....I joined the Starburst quilt-a-long over at Happy Quilting. I'm thinking of using 1930's fabric for this one.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy New Year and Update on Easy Street

Well, we've made it through another year. I have been sick ever since Christmas with a head cold, which has now decided to migrate to my chest. Hopefully I'll soon start feeling better. It seems the older I get, the more colds I seem to pick up.

The final reveal for the mystery quilt Easy Street was published on New  Years Day. I have all my side and corner triangles finished, and have started putting together the blocks.
I have also joined the Block Lotto. This month we are making Tall Shoo-Fly Blocks. These are my first three, made using some leftover fabric from Easy Street.

More info on Block Lotto can be found HERE