Thursday, September 25, 2014

New projects ...

This has been an incredibly busy week, and it's not quite over yet. Tomorrow however, I don't have so much on my schedule, so I'm going to kick back a little while Camo is at school. Next week brings the school holidays, so things will ramp up a bit in the social department, but at least we'll be able to sleep in at times :-)

After I finished the Omigosh! quilt top, I immediately got busy working on the next project on my list. I had promised my Paris loving friend Kath that I'd make her a tree skirt, and that I'd have it to her in time for this Christmas.

These are the fabrics I selected - actually, I chose them over a little while ...

I just love the Eiffel Tower fabric - it's super cute. I think it's a Lakehouse print, and sadly I really only just got enough for the project - I only have a small strip left.

And here's where I'm at with the tree skirt so far:

Just needs quilting, trimming and binding. This is a pattern I designed a while back, and is one of the most downloaded patterns on my Etsy store. If you feel like you'd like to make one, just click here.

Something else I've almost finished this week is a pair of socks I've been knitting for quite a while.

On the grey and white pair there, they'd been sitting at a point that always has me stymied. Each time I need to graft the toe, I have to check YouTube to remind myself how to do it. For some reason it just doesn't stick. I made myself get busy and finish that step and now I just have to weave in the ends. They're a gift for my sweet friend Vivienne. And because it's nice to have something on the needles at all times, I started a new pair immediately - I'm using some new-to-me sock yarn from the Bendigo Woollen Mills, and it's really lovely.

Last of all, at work today the lovely Victoria shared her show and tell, a project she has been hand piecing on all year:

Teeny tiny 3" LeMoyne star blocks. I'm just in love with them - the fabric choices are just delightful. Today we basted the quilt sandwich and Victoria is going to get busy hand quilting this gorgeous quilt.

Well, that's it from me for now - I really need an early night, so after I'm done making lunches, I'm hitting the sheets. Thank you all so much for your comments this week, they have all been just lovely. Chatter soon xox

10 comments:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I started to make those little stars recently too - although I haven't touched them in weeks now and I believe mine are 3 inch also I am just planing a wall hanging size though.
I recently bought two Craftsy sock classes and will try to learn to make myself a pair this winter

Sherry said...

Boy, oh boy, you certainly don't let any grass grow under your feet do you??!! LOL

Actually, I find that if you get on a roll it is best to just keep going with it. . . .so I can see that you have done that.

Very pretty Parisian fabric. . . .I was wondering how you were going to incorporate it into a tree skirt without losing the design.

Thank you for the eye candy.

LynCC said...

Love that Paris skirt! And I can't believe all her tiny Lemoyne Stars!

Shay said...

Victoria's quilt is simply lovely , as is your very non traditional Christmas tree skirt. Im convinced you never sit still for a moment !

ruthsplace said...

The tree skirt is fabulous. My SIL would love that fabric!

For grafting I wrote out a little index card with the instructions on it and leave it in my knitting bag, that way I always have it handy when needed.

Nancy said...

Wow, those tiny stars are adorable. I love the socks and must look for the sock yarn online.

Noela said...

Your tree skirt is gorgeous. Your friend will be so so happy with that. Hugs.....

Missy Shay said...

I just love that Parisian fabric!

Maddy said...

So adorable your friend is going to go nuts over her tree skirt. Just dropping past doing a little blog hoping of my own.

Jo said...

Beautiful and hand pieced. AMAZING!!

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