Sunday, March 28, 2010

Little Wrong Stars

Last weekend I went to a sew day for my In Stitches group.   On Saturday it was National Quilting Day so everyone was there!   I think we had all 14 of our members sewing, chatting, laughing and eating!   What fun!   One of the ladies taught a class on a fast method for making a 5 pointed star block.   We all brought fabric to make these stars but I don't think any of us really understood the whole process.  Anyway, there were very few successful blocks.   I made two sets of blocks.. one right and one wrong.   They're still cute, just WRONG.  So, today I put them all together to make a small quilt for some little girl that I don't know.   It came out very cute..  See if you can find the WRONG blocks....

Hint:   Here are the RIGHT blocks. 

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Kiwanis Auction Quilt

I was asked again this year to make a quilt for the Kiwanis Auction. The other day I was digging through a box of UFOs and came across some blocks that my mini group made several years ago and decided to put them together, more to just get something finished than for any other reason.  So,  I decided to give that quilt for the Kiwanis Auction.   I finished the quilt on Monday and  washed it to ravel out the raw edges in the circles and it will be off to the Kiwanis folks tomorrow.  

This year they will be taking bids online from March 29th to April 2nd and April 5th to April 9th between  7:00pm and 10:00pm.   The website is:  

Crocheted Socks

I was inspired to crochet myself some socks after I found some sock yarn that had elastic woven into it.  I liked the idea of having socks that would fit snugly but still be able to go off and on easily.   So..   I found a pattern and started.   It only took a couple of evenings to make the first sock ... ok.. that's not true.   It took several attempts at making the first sock and got ripped out about 3 times before finally making a sock that fit right... THEN it only took a  few evenings to make the first sock.   Then.. it took several weeks to get inspired to make the second sock.   I really like how they came out and they were fun to make, but I don't think I'll make any more soon.   I want to move on to other things... I found a really cute pattern for a felted handbag.  I'll make socks again someday.. now that I know I can do it!   Here's a picture:

How cute are those!