2014-04-13

phew

In view of my meagre achievements last quarter, it's possibly a bit silly to create a longer list for this quarter, but here it is:

1. Euro siblings together quilt:


I actually only need to finish sewing the binding, bury lots and lots of threads and wash the quilt.

2. A quilt for my godfather:


I'm still deciding whether to go for the sketched pattern or rather make scrappy granny squares. To design something myself or to use an existing pattern I like very much - this is my constant dilemma.

3. A potential skirt disaster:


I need to add the zipper, stitch the facing to the waistband and hem the skirt. I foolishly made if from the pattern I like sewing but which is not too flattering on me, and I need to finish it quickly to see that I indeed look like a marsupial cat in it, and then wear it when I'm alone - it does have great pockets.

4. A denim skirt:


Made with two pairs of my old jeans. I still need to somehow insert the second pair in the middle. I'd love to have this ready for our big holiday in July, so I shouldn't postpone it any longer.

5. Gilbert's scarf (not that my brother-in-law is Gilbert):



I have maybe 3/8 of the scarf to go, but as I knit only on the train and not every day, it's still going to take some time. And since it's not needed until winter, my next knitting project might take preference.

6. Anne's sweater for me:


This is probably the most unrealistic goal from the list, as I've never knitted a sweater before, not to mention I'm a really slow knitter, but it would be so great to have it ready by the end of this quarter (Christmas or even New Year's Eve seems more likely though). 

7. In-fashion-again medallion quilt for my friend:


This still needs those design tweaks and choosing the rest of fabric not to mention all the cutting and sewing, so it will probably move to yet another quarter, but hopefully having it on the list will remind me to at least work on the design a bit.

8. Corduroy skirt:
This ugly disaster is here only so that I don't forget about it, but I'm not too hopeful I can make something wearable out of it this quarter.

And that's all, although I'm sure something will appear unexpectedly, like a certain swimming stars quilt I still need to show you, as it slipped in between the quarters.

Ok, let's link this up, before it's too late.
Finish Along 2014

2014-04-06

let's face it

I treated my first quarter list for 2014 Finish Along Finish Along 2014 as rough guidelines only and that meant 2 finishes out of 5.
So, the finished ones were number 1:
described in more detail here

and number 3:
they seem a weird shape like this, so if you want to see them in action, look here

The remaining 3 projects will be copied to the Q2 list, although some other projects that appeared in the meantime might need to take priority.

Of course the two finishes from the list weren't the only things I sewed during those three months.
 (some blog posts for those not blogged yet might appear soon-ish)

2014-03-23

another-brown-quilt - a finish

While I've been quiet here, some of you might have spotted glimpses of another-brown-quilt on the instagram.
Now that it's finished and safely spread on my mother-in-law's bed, let me show you a bit more.

the block I found in EQ7

the final design - after playing with the colours and then with the chosen fabrics

cutting, sewing and trimming - surprisingly relaxing

let's take a photo outside

uhm, right, ok, let's take a photo inside our block of flats, on the stairs
the odd-one-out I like my quilts to have - this time it's supposed to be two things, the neon green binding and the doodle flowers quilted around the border
So, as you can probably guess it was fun. But I might need to take a long break from brown now.

2014-02-26

winter knitting

It seems that for the last two months there's been more knitting than quilting here. If I was a fast knitter there would be heaps of new things to show you. As I'm not, I managed to finish one pair of socks for my husband:
(they even make a second finish from my FAL 2014 list)

and one pair of mitts for myself:

Both are from great (and free) ravelry patterns, so if you are a ravelry member, you can check them out here and here.

I also caved in and bought a book of knitting patterns:

Apart from Anne of Green Gables being one of my favourite childhood books, and apart from the lovely photos inside, the main reason I bought it is this sweater:
Do you think I'll be able to finish knitting my first cardigan by next winter?

In the meantime I'm knitting Gilbert's scarf (another lovely pattern from the book) for my brother-in-law:
Since this is my on-the-train knitting and since the winter is almost over, he might have to wait for it until next winter, too, although I do hope to finish it earlier than that.