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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Green jacket

Green jacket

Green jacket

Green jacket
  
Green jacket

Hexie half

Log Cabin Baby Quilt

Log Cabin Baby Quilt

Yarn

Writing this post from my bed, where I have to remain lying for two months! 
This is my misadventure :

Two weeks ago I was so happy to prepare the house for the arrival of my third son D. with his wife and his 3 1/2 years old and 16 months' old sons. The first morning of their staying here, as my 3 1/2 years old grandson M. ran downstairs to jump into my arms to kiss me, I lost my balance and fell backwards on the tiled floor with him in the arms... result : a broken lumbar vertebra, three days in hospital and two months immobilization! Fortunately the child did not hurt.

Few weeks ago I had taken some pictures of the various projects I was working on before the accident happened. One of them was completed : the knitted jacket. I am very proud of it as it is the first time I created my own pattern. I found inspiration from an old magazine pattern, I made a sample (first time!), I took my measures, made some calculations (with many difficulties...) and here it is : the perfect little jacket I always wanted for wearing above my dark dresses!

I was about to finish the hand quilting of the Log Cabin baby quilt for my 3 months old granddaughter, who will have to wait for a while now before she is offered it...

I bought templates in order to start a new quilt with big hexagons...

I ordered those wonderful hand dyed yarns from TreLiz with the idea of knitting a colorful shawl...

All plans postponed...


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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Basting



Today I am preparing my Log Cabin baby quilt for hand quilting. It is a part of the quilting process that many quilters don't like very much, but which I enjoy as much as all the different stages of quilting.

You can find the method I use in MY TUTORIAL, where you will understand the reason of the spoon on the quilt.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Baby Quilt Top in the Snow

Log Cabin baby quilt top

Log Cabin baby quilt top

Log Cabin baby quilt top

Log Cabin baby quilt top

Children and grandchildren are now back to their own places. My home is now clean and tidy again, and here I am quilting and knitting again. As you can see on the picture, the weather here in Athens is very cold, we have snow for the second time since Christmas and it's the perfect weather for home activities. I enjoyed displaying my quilt on the snow to take a beautiful picture!

This quilt top was done in a week-end time. It is so easy and quick to sew Log cabin blocks following the method shown in MY TUTORIAL!

Each finished block measures 10.5"x10.5"(26.67cm x 26.67cm).
The top measures 38.5"x 50.5" (98cm x 128.27cm).

To make this top I cut strips of 2"width, as I go along, not making any calculations either on the length or on how much fabric I need (too bad... or lazy in maths!).

I chose fabrics from the line Rapture (Subtle Joy Palette) of Pat Bravo for Art Gallery.