20 June 2012

Modern Quilt Guild-ing - June

I really loved this months block for our Queen Bee. We were asked to follow this tutorial, taken from Sew Mama Sew's October 2011 Modern Block of the Month. I think my block came out perfectly! Thanks to NakedK9's advice, I made my strips a teeny bit longer, and thankfully I did, because otherwise I don't think I would have gotten a 12.5" square in the end.

We also have a round robin quilt project going on in our group. It started with a paper pieced hedgehog, and then each meeting it gets passed on to someone else, who takes it home and adds to it. I got it and added the greens. I love this idea!

We started a Pinterest Board for our group - the South Florida Modern Quilt Guild. Follow us! I've been posting some paper-piecing pins getting ready for next month's meeting, and our swap for next month is something made with a zipper, so there are some great inspiration links for that.

This month we swapped potholders...which I never got around to making. I bought Insul-Bright and made my own Pinterest inspiration board and everything. Maybe I'll have to make some for Christmas gifts!

18 June 2012

Baa to Blanket, Part 2

I give you progress photos!

I finally started knitting my Hemlock Ring Blanket at knit group last week when KBlicious was kind enough to do a belly button cast on for me. Since then it is just moving right along! This is a great pattern that really doesn't require too much concentration, and since it is knit with thick yarn, it grows quickly.

I know it's hard to tell how gorgeous it will be when it is finished and blocked, but isn't that the magic of blocking? I pinned out part of it above to give you an idea of what the final blanket should look like, but the cable on my needles isn't long enough to stretch it out any further (and I'm knitting on a 60" needle!).

I am really loving this project, especially on an emotional level because I know exactly where it came from. The yarn is super natural (supernatural, ha!) and filled with twigs and bits and bobs from the farm, and it is all adding to the charm of the blanket.

08 June 2012

K-Ro's DayGlos

I finished another pair of plain old socks. When I have a yarn like this striping one I always use a simple pattern - in this case, a K3 P1 ribbing. The colors are super bright and I love orange and pink together!