Sunday, 6 February 2011

Enthusiasm overflowing!

I don't know if it's haveing counted and weighed the stash or not, or the side effect of having seen lots of fabrics I'd forgotten about, but I've been busy sewing this weekend. Before I forget, here's part of the weigh in:

3.5 yards of 45" wide fabric weigh about 1lb. To weigh the scrap stash, I stuffed a poly bag until it balanced the scales, recorded it, then tipped it into a box. Rinse and repeat!

I finally finished knitting Hannah's ballet cardigan this weekend, and celebrated by crocheting a dishcloth. Not much of a celebration I'll admit, but I would like to improve my crochet work, and who cares if your dishcloth is a bit wonky? 
I've also finally finished the extra quilting on my Dear Jane siggy quilt. No photo of this one until I've buried the ends, but it makes the siggy blocks pop out a lot more. My final finish is from the 2009 BQL Perpetual Calendar Challenge. I'd kept up with the rest of the year's blocks, but didn't get November done in time, so didn't qualify to get December. I posted on BQL to say I'd finished but too late, and Kandy who had organised the Challenge kindly sent me the December instructions anyway. I didn't get around to doing it straight away, fact I didn't get around to doing it until I found the instruction sheet in one of the many stash drawers. So today between finishing Dear Jane and starting cooking dinner, I whipped this up:

I loved making it, very quick to do and I love the effect. Even the zig zag edges worked pretty well. Imagine a little block like this with snippets of your latest quilt or as a trial to see how well different fabrics work together.

Off back to the kitchen now, to carry on working on my HST madness quilt.

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