Sunday, February 21, 2016

February 21, 2016

It’s another beautiful day.  It has been in the 70’s the last few days. 

Feels so great to complete projects. 
This week has been very productive

First up….
Mad Mix Socks by Virpi Tarvo using DEEP stash.  Sheepy Time Knits Panda Feet in the Foggy Dew color way.  The pattern is a mix of many things. It combines carefully chosen pieces of Sock Madness patterns from previous years and joins them into a pair of Mad Mix Socks.


Next up....
Circle Mitts by Sybil R using left overs from a pair of socks.  String Theory Colorworks Continuum Self Stripping in the Atmosphere color way.

So they were finished and sitting on the desk and I kept looking at them.  Went back and added ribbing to the top.  I really enjoyed the pattern.  The first one took forever.  Ahemmm, I recommend that you at least skim the entire pattern before casting on.  LOL  The second was very fast.  

On the quilting front....

This was a fast project in honor of Valentines day.  Made it over the weekend.  The pattern is Blended Hearts by Judy Dohrman.  The kit included 16 red fat eights and 16 cream fat eights. Had the white in the stash for the snowballs.  The pattern calls for borders, but since the fabric was not included in the kit, I haven't completed them yet.  The hearts are reversible and I think the beige are difficult to notice.  So, I went ahead and went scrappy on the red hearts but matched up the fabrics on the beige hearts.  I think I spent more time laying out the fabric then actually sewing.  And one tip..... read the pattern to the end.  (Are you finding the theme here)  I was surprised that I was having a bit of a challenge matching up the seams when sewing the rows together.  The half square triangles should be trimmed down after sewing. Didn't catch that until the majority of the rows were put together.

I am trying to be good and not add to the stash, but The Fat Quarter Shop had a great sale that I 
couldn't pass up.  

White and Off-White Solids 12 Pound Grab Bag. 

Turned out to be such a great deal.  It was over 30 yards with the largest cut at 52".  There was one 12" cut, the rest were at least a half-yard.

I am working on The Splendid Sampler
It is 100 blocks that finish to 6" and the QAL is free until March 2017.
The first two blocks were completed with stash. Block 1 used the left overs from Blended Hearts and Block 2 used left overs from Grand Illusion.  Still need to add the embroidery antenna to the little butterflies.

The Local Quilt Shop, Quilter's Stash, is doing a block of the month.   Block 1 completed