Posted on | May 8, 2012 | 18 Comments
Seems a finishing frenzy has struck at my house!
First I finished the upcoming birthday boy quilt:
and the back:
I quilted this before I got all brave with free motion quilting, so it’s meandering wavy lines using my walking foot.
Then I finished the quilt mountain!
Again, I quilted the main section of the top with wavy lines, but knew I needed something different for the plain sides – that’s when I decided to try my hand at free motion quilting. Unfortunately, I didn’t allow for fabric shrinkage when I planned how much fabric to add to make the quilt queen-sized…I simply didn’t think about it.
It *barely* fits our bed! Live and learn! (btw – making this quilt required, for my enjoyment, purchasing a new bedskirt and new pillow shams, which I found for $12.99 each at Home Goods! I couldn’t believe it, bed skirts were at least $45 everywhere else I looked. Love a good bargain!) I’ve made the bed every day since finishing the quilt.
I’ve also finished some small knitting projects – two pair of socks.
These flew off the needles. I got the yarn (Trekking, old colorway) at the Destin Spin-In and love it. I’d like a sweater from this yarn, actually.
Some say it’s manly, but I like it too!
Jaywalkers, from another yarn I got at the spin-in – String Theory Colorworks Continnuum in the Chlorobium Tepidum colorway. Let me tell you, knitting these was addictive! That little bit of cashmere (10%) goes a long way, the yarn was bouncy and soft and scrumptious.
And, that’s all the FOs, folks! For now. I have finally put together a quilt sandwich with this top from September 2010 and I’ve either lost the binding or never made it in the first place. I think simple quilting lines and a black and white striped binding are called for.