Ruana

Way last October I mentioned that my SIL asked me to knit a cardigan/poncho/ruana for her.

My progress so far – 200+ rows each side for the front with a few stitches added at the back neckline knit in a ribbed pattern for 15-16 rows.

I’m on the back half which will be approximately 200 +/- rows and 171 stitches for each row.

Nothing fancy as that is what she requested though I think pom-poms at the corners would be a great addition to add weight and interest.  My plan is to be finished with this by the end of the month…for mid-February at the latest.

The quilt is top is still unfinished but it’s down to the border pieces then the quilting…

Windmills

or could these pass for propellers?

Though I have been sewing as long as I’m been knitting, I still don’t feel comfortable with precision patchwork.  Half-square triangles to be specific.  It’s all about sewing on the bias or any angle that could stretch out of kilter.

So I decided to make the windmill block for my grandson’s airplane quilt symbolizing a propeller rather than half-square triangles using this tutorial.  This block still involves an angle but doesn’t have to be spot on with precision points.

Once all the blocks are sewn together, deciding on their placement will be the next challenge.

Happy belated New Year!

2020 is here and I hope it brings you much happiness, joy, and good health!

I have a new sewing project: a quilt for our soon-to-be seven-year-old grandson.

When I was visiting him in November, I noticed that the quilt he was using was starting to fall apart.  He loves airplanes and his favorite color is green.  This fabric was perfect for the backing!  I purchased backing fabric and blue fat quarters several years ago and there they sat. 

Going through my fabric stash, I found several greens that would play well together with the blues.  Solid white will round out the color scheme.

The quilt front will be blues, greens, and white.  The backing fabric will tie it all together.

Les Monsieurs by Tamara Kate for Michael Miller Fabrics #DC6095

Knitting projects are still hanging in there.  More about them soon.

What are you working on?

 

Baby shower gifts

Mr. Aitch’s niece is expecting a baby boy in July and the baby shower was last Saturday.  I already posted about the quilt I made so here are the rest of the gifts.

Included are one dozen burp cloths that coördinate with the quilt.  Because ALL babies want to be coördinated.  =)

Three pieces of grey and white flannel: stars, diamonds, and buffalo check.

Mixed and matched for variety.

A baby sized dopp bag (box bag) for pacifiers, ointments, cotton swabs, or any other item that needs to be corralled inside a diaper bag made with leftover fabric from the quilt.

And a larger box bag for, well, larger things, also from leftover quilt fabric.

I love those bears!

Both bags together.

Everything goes well together!