Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Figgy Pudding by Moda Fun

The colors in the Moda's Figgy Pudding line are rich and warm. With a charm pack in hand, I just had to play. I'll write up a little pattern for this soon, but for now, here is a look at a WIP. The charms are in the middle with some red sashing as ribbon for the gift. White, brown and one of the Figgy Pudding prints make the borders for it. We'll see how quickly I work, but maybe it will be done by next week. The "get ready for holiday giving bug" has definitely bit me. Making things for those I love is so joyful. With the chilly are now here in the Northwest, time inside seems much more reasonable.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A Quilt for Grandma

gma quilt
Originally uploaded by hmsohly
My Grandma Margaret loves little hands. She traces the hands of babies and compares them with those of her babies. Now she will have three of her great-grand babies hands to keep her cozy. She loves blue and these prints are lovely, little, vintage things. If your grandma needs something to wrap up in for a gift, this may be the perfect thing.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Nine-Patch-a-Day. . . Finally Done.

gpa quilt
Originally uploaded by hmsohly
It has been done for a while, I just didn't get a photo together. My sweet mother and father were here helping me this week. Mom was kind enough to help me get a photo. Thanks to Crazy Mama Quilts for this inspiration. I would definitely make another one. Just a little at a time. . . and it came together so quickly. It really motivated me to try some more quilting techniques. I hope the rest of you are getting ready for fall. We've planted most of the bulbs, done the pruning and are getting ready for nights by the fire pit. Who doesn't love sweatshirt weather with a warm fire?

Monday, September 7, 2009

Knitting and Sewing. . . in Preparation

Since as of next Monday, I'll be on waivers as far as any right hand use is concerned, I've been wrapping up some projects. I've finished a blanket and a quilt (photos to follow this week) and have knit up a variety of things for little people I love.
Here is our Sugar Lump in one of the hats. I'm an impatient knitter, so I worked up this little hat with chunky yarn, size 11 needles and a twisted drop stitch. Super fast! I find the larger needles bother my hands less, too.

I'm hoping to get my Gail Pan Bom last block stitched this week and get a couple more things made. I'll get some photos up for fun. Hope you enjoyed a nice holiday weekend and that you're ready to greet the fall.