Thursday, December 08, 2011

Bright colors

I got this pretty stack of fabric on my doorstep yesterday:

quilt back fabric 
This pile is for making the back for this quilt. These colors match the flea market fancy fabric (and others) in the quilt top really nicely. From left to right, they are Kona charcoal, coal, melon, ice frappe, and lime. The binding's going to be lime, too. I'm still not sure how I will quilt it, but I'm excited to get going again on this quilt.

I've also been working on my knitting; I try to do a little bit every day so my cowl will be done soon.
gaptastic cowl--progress 
My purling has improved a ton since I've been working on this project. Here's the link to the pattern if you want to know more. I cast on 10 fewer stitches than the pattern called for, to make it a little shorter. 

I am still working on some gifts and my circle quilt. I have the blocks for 5 rows (out of 8) completed now. I also found out the other day that my new home, the greater Seattle area, is home to the top 15 cities with the least sunlight in the US. So even though I'm now in a house with big windows and more light, this is the time of year when there's less and less light and I'm in one of the darkest parts of the country. So that's my excuse for all the dark pictures lately. I'm doing my best to learn a little bit more about photography and see how I can improve my photos. Please be patient. :)


nangy said...

Just wanted to say thank you for the tutorials,I don't sew much,I am trying to learn as I go!! My mother never had the patience to teach us how to sew and I want to teach my grandkids how.(ON MY BUCKET LIST) I made my first quilt for my 9 year old granddaughter,it's crooked and a little wonky looking but I hope she will treasure it,it's for her doll bed,no big projects yet!! Thanks again.

Ayshela said...

having moved recently from north of Seattle, I heartily suggest the Perfect Daylight bulbs in all your light fixtures, especially in your sewing area! they really make a difference!