Sunday, 30 August 2015

I HAVE...

...had several requests for cot quilts ... and as the easiest way is to get some panels and quilt them... we all know what babies do to EVERYTHING and unless its an heirloom .. well you know what I mean xx.. I went shopping for some more .. they came in these lovely little bags ..


and an extra bit for me came as well....


...makes me VERY happy when that happens x SO .. yesterday I set too to make the first ...I found some lovely quilting cotton ... did a practice with no problem and set off...

ON THE SECOND row ...of course it was a LONG row!!! ... the tension went HAYWIRE....so after a lot of words that would make a sensitive person swoon! I started again!!!

When I finished .. and I was sweating at the end!.. I had this left...


AND a lovely little cot quilt...




I managed one picture outside before the rain came back .. again! It has gone already .. and I got a message this pm that is just what was wanted xx

I decided that I was going to have a go at knitting on circular needles this year... I have done it before but not very well... SO dads Christmas slipover is the practice piece....


...I did think I was going no where in a LONG time .. but then I realised I am nearly up to the armhole decreases ..... so maybe Im not doing so badly after all x...

...after finishing his Christmas cardigan (yes it has a zip now) I have started another jumper for the baby with the left over wool ..


I am improvising the pattern as I go .. its the basic pattern from dads cardigan just on a smaller scale x... (the colour in the picture above is more true)..


Off for a brew .. hope you are having a good time x

Diane x

10 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

lovely quilts and a nice quick way to make them........

loulee said...

Love the cot quilt. Love quick finishes too.

Sharyn Baldwin said...

Lovely little girl quilt you have done there, just gorgeous, and your knitting is going great guns also. Circular needles are deceptive when you first use them - actually they make things go a bit faster, I find.
Well done!

Dotty's Daughter said...

Cute fast quilt..looks great. Maria xx

Michele said...

Very cute and the thread god must have been watching over you.

Maria said...

Such gorgeous panels . Don't see ones like that here in Aussie.....
Love the pretty pink quilt lucky you didn't run out of thread.
Great job of the knitting too.

Julie Fukuda said...

My sister's children all dragged their quilts everywhere until they were in shreds. My grand kids have kept theirs in pristine condition for many years. I have begun replacing them as they reach their teen years.
Since long ago I began adapting knitting patterns so I could do them on circular needles and avoid the final seams.

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

See you are managing to keep out of mischief!

mammafairy said...

Very sensible and practical, getting those panels! and slipover looking good for Dad, too!

Terry said...

I'd say you estimated your thread usage perfectly!! I can't tell you how often I've been short about that much and ended up purchasing another spool. Your knitting looks so even and I love the texture the pattern adds.