Monday, February 22, 2010

Off to the Quilter

I finally finished the quilt back for my Valentine quilt and the Duck Duck Goose quilt. I will be very glad to see DDG go off to the quilter. It is very cute, and Tig will love it, but what a pain it was to piece.

The Valentine quilt back is solid Kona cotton in Cardinal. I thought of using one of the prints from the quilt but for some reason the solid red stuck with me. I don't have a pic of the DDG back but I pieced it with mostly the legions of ducks on blue and then pieced in the Duck Duck Goose banner from the panel. I hope it looks good on the finished quilt.

My quilter is Karen Farrell. She is my dear Pigwit's sister and does lovely quilting.

Now what to start on??

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Monday, February 08, 2010

Valentine Quilt

So, I don't actually celebrate Valentines Day. Not a big deal in my book-especially now that it's our anniversary. (yep, we got married on Valentines Day. I kinda got suckered into that one!). On Scrappy Threads she was showing some cute valentines fabric which made me start thinking. Then when I saw this vintage valentines fabric I just had to make this quilt. It's a quick project, just a few hours and I even made the binding. I think I am going to back it in some red kona cotton.

Friday, February 05, 2010

The day improves!

So this morning the tire goes kaplooey on my car. DH follows me over to the tire shop, deals with the new tire business, and then I ask him to take me to the Upstairs Studio to pick up some knitting needles. This is the Real Emergency as I have a doctor's appointment this arvo and I left my knitting at home. I pick up the last set of size one brittany's (they come in sets of six now, how handy!) and mention that I want to look at the sock yarn.

Clarice shows us the yarn and (love this) shows us what is on sale. I was looking at some brown yarn as I am wearing a lot of brown lately and need some new socks. DH grabs some grey and asks if I will make matching socks for him and the boys! Isn't that adorable? Then he grabs another skein so I can make a pair for me as well. I wander off to look at a spinning wheel and we end up with this:
The grey is for the whole family, the bright blue and pink is for matching socks for the boys and me and the brown is just for me! He asked if this was a good anniversary present (coming up on the 14th!) and I said yes (heck yes!). I asked if all this knitting was his anniversary present from me and he said yes!

Do I have the best DH or what?

Monday, February 01, 2010

Why, yes. It *is* a finished top!

Finished this top last night! According to the directions I would need to piece the sides but my quilt is slightly smaller than the pattern size and no matching needed! I also pieced the back after my weekly phone call with Gma but was disgusted and did not take a pic.
The quilt is cute but I will be very glad to see the back side of this project.


 It's a top!  My goal for my two week vacation was to get this to a top and here it is!