Archive | May, 2009

Summer or not?

26 May

It has been a sunny day. As my foxy friend already pointed out, it’s way too warm to be wearing these:

Noro Kureyon socks

But I had to show them after working on them for a long time. Who knew that Noro Kureyon sock with 72 stitches on 2.25 mm needles would take a while? That knitting heels twice takes another while? If I’d only learn to take notes of my heels…

Noro Kureyon socks

The one knot in the yarn made me unhappy but I’ve decided not to let it bother me. The flow gets interrupted by the heel anyways. I do like almost all the shades the colorway includes. True to my ways, I’ve misplaced the wrapper so I haven’t got a clue which colorway this was.

I think it’s time to let the wool rest and work with cotton. Not of the yarny variety though. I’ve had these beauties out on my floor for a week, as I’m trying to decide on a sashing color.

Lush, eh?

Paint-by-number deers and sunshine filtered through the blinds. What could be better?

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Delta E quilt

24 May

I saw the Morning call collection by Hoodie in December and immediately bought six different prints and matching Bella solids from Fat Quarter Shop. Color matching was done with the scientific scrutiny and involved meticulous calculations of color differences (thanks to my expert consultant!).

morning call front

The basic blocks are from Amy Butler’s Pink Bliss quilt but I made more of them and improvised the layout and the vertical strips. The finished quilt measures 54 x 80 inches (137 x 203 cm). The back is a gray Egyptian cotton sheet. I quilted the thing in the ditch, randomly following the rectangles in the quilt top.

morning call back

The binding is made out of the red spoon and fork print. I like the way the white and black utensils alternate. Extra points for those who spy the duck amongst all that wonky quilting!

morning call binding and back detail

Well needless to say that it took me a long time to finish this quilt. I started piecing it in February! During the spring I fell out of love with the fabrics, mostly due to growing annoyance at my own laziness. But have no fear, the finished quilt has found a loving home nonetheless.

morning call quilt