Friday, October 17, 2014

On and off the needles

More socks on the needles and more socks off the needles. My stack grows for Christmas gifts. Still enjoying almost summer like weather here so the scarf and stocking hat are slow going but the reading/texting if I knew how to text/knitting mitts are done! Savoring these warm days until hand knits are a necessity and linking to Judy's OTN. --Ann--

Monday, October 13, 2014

Design Wall

 Oh the possibilities......set the blocks straight without sashing, with sashing, border the end I sashed it with as much of the background fabric as I has then found a short fat quarter very close to the same tan and value. I sashed the outside blocks with a dark brown and more cornerstones. Another flimsy ready to be layered and quilted. linking to Judy's DWM.--Ann--

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Another Snail Trail

This has been done and hanging on my stair rail for a couple weeks.I free motion quilted it much more densely than I usually machine quilt but I do like the way the feathers fit in  each snail.--Ann--

Monday, October 6, 2014

Design Wall Monday

 I love it when quilt parts fall out of the closet so I don't have to decide what to work on next. Leftovers from click.  I had enough 30 degree triangles of pinks and reds for 12 blocks so I cut a few more of the greens leftover from click which by the way still isn't finished because I'm hand quilting. My first thought was to set the blocks on point but for the number of blocks I have I would have a long skinny quilt, this  4 x 5 blocks arrangement works better I can still add sashing and cornerstones if I want to make it a little bigger, it could be a doll quilt or a baby quilt. check out Design Wall Monday at Judy's. Happy stitching --Ann--

Friday, October 3, 2014

On and off the needles

Another pair of Christmas socks are complete! I started the scarf for my boiled wool jacket. It is a super easy stitch pattern and is going to knit really fast, I'm also going to knit reading mitts and am patiently waiting for a 40 inch 3.25mm cable needle to arrive in a box of more fun yarns then I can knit both mitts at once and hope to have the color changes match then use the rest of the yarn in the scarf and maybe make a headband. Then hang it all in the closet and hope it doesn't get cold enough to wear them until December. Check out the knits at Judy's OTN. Happy knitting--Ann--

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Snail Trail

 A sunny calm day and a good day for photos. This has been complete for a couple weeks.--Ann--

Monday, September 29, 2014

Design Wall Monday

This was on my design wall a month or so ago. It was a wedding gift so I wanted to keep it a surprise. It is just a nine patch with alternating navy squares very simple but also very dramatic with the bold contrasting colors.
 The wedding was last weekend now I can post the pics. I just free motion quilted spirals in and out of the solid blocks and loops in the nine patches. Check out the quilts at Judy'a DWM. --Ann--