Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Completed just in time....Winters here

Thanks to my friends I have completed this Beautiful Aran Cardigan this week just in time for Winter.

Front                                    and                                    Back

This is the start of my new knitted wardrobe. The pattern is from a U.K. magazine and the wool is 'Luxury' from Bendigo Woollen Mills in a slate grey 10ply so it's very thick & warm. This is the first cardi/jumper that I have blocked before sewing it up.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Grand Illusions top finished!

Grand Illusions as a top is complete, I only made a 3 x 3 block quilt as I don't have the time to do the bigger version.Boy oh boy is it bright and my daughter said it makes her eyes go funny.
I used  only a few fabrics and mainly solids. It is bright and cheery and definitly suits the Australian climate with the bright sun we get here. Not my usual colours and I changed the border around, challenging myself. It made a nice change to get out of the usual ruts.

Because of only doing the 3 blocks across I did have to change the corner borders, so I have 2 different styles around the quilt, this is what patchwork is all about isn't it! Thanks Bonnie for your time and effort to help s produce these interesting quilts. This is my third and I will be checking in again this year.

Lady got brushed last night so where is she today? getting the fur tangled again with an eagle eye out for mum just in case I get the brush out again.