Weekend sewing and crochet
I love our monthly sewing "retreat" days. We are so fortunate to have a county resource at our disposal so we can get together and sew for 2 days every month.
I finished the second Hunter's Star veterans quilt top! I absolutely love this quilt and can't wait to quilt it and get it done. I knew I would finish it this weekend so I was ready to go with one of my other quilt kits that I cut a few weeks ago.
I decided to start with a really easy one! I just have to add the bottom 2 borders and an outside green border. I wasn't sure how this would look but once I added the green border I knew it would be OK. I will miss the March sewing days so I'll finish this in April.
In the evenings I've really enjoyed crocheting again. I think the last thing I made was a blue sweater that I crocheted in high school. It was easy to get back in the groove.
This is just a small double crochet baby blanket and I'll give it to a friend who donates quilts and blankets to local agencies. These are going to be perfect projects for TV and car time. We'll see how long I stay interested in this. My goal is to not start collecting yarn!
The edging started off a little messy but I figured it out by the time I finished. I'm pleased with it and the yarn is really soft. Here's the free pattern for this blanket.
Of course I had one whole skein of yarn left over! So I'll just buy more of this for the next one. I'm not even getting close to Ravelry and I'm already down a large rabbit hole of free crochet patterns.
This week I want to focus on more veterans quilts and getting those placemats wrapped up.
good luck on not collecting up yarn - I didn't intend to but kept seeing sales and would think oh well it will be half price now might as well get it now and save money - so now I have enough of course for several projects and the scraps are mounting so after the current strip blanket I will have enough combined from two projects for another - I briefly checked out raverly and got out fast before I was drawn in
2/10/2020 03:56:39 pm
Beautiful! I’ve finally learned to knit and love it! I’m taking a suitcase full of yarn and needles of every sort back to Malawi so I can continue with the obsession. Hugs to you and C!
2/11/2020 09:19:21 am
The Hunter Star top turned out fabulous! The crochet baby blanket is cute. I will keep the one I started knitting for a take along project when I sit at the merch booth for my nephew's band. The only way I am going to buy any yarn is if I need something to keeps my hands busy at the yearly company meeting.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.