Thursday, 18 February 2016

I DECIDED THAT...

... the appliqué for the youngest grandsons quilt .. should be .. BUGS.. so off I went in search of patterns..





.. I used a little fleece blanket (from the pond shop x) for the back..


I had a choice .. work around all those fiddly bits .. or just go for the quilting and catch it down with that ... mm can you guess which I went with ?....



NOW .. I can go and "stash dive".. I DO like that term xx .. because in the Big Clean-up I found a bigger fleece blanket that I am sure will fit the back of the quilt for the oldest grandson x  

After I finished the Nurmalintu shawl I went looking for another one with a simple pattern. I found one by the same designer (Heidi Alander)... which ... you know me.. is a free download xx lol x This one has a slightly bigger pattern /chart repeat .. AND it is in DK (the others have been 4ply) .. with bigger needles!! OH MY.. it flew off my needles ....





.. so I made another one..




... yes that is sunshine by the way x LOL xxx AND .. yes.. I now have another one on the needles xx



Think this is becoming a bit of an obsession? I can do it without the pattern now xx I MUST find another of her designs I feel ... with maybe a little bit bigger chart xx

Hope you have had a happy day

Diane xx

7 comments:

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Lovely bugs, and great knits!

Julie Fukuda said...

Yep, success breeds success and once you're on a roll, it is hard to stop. I am on that point with a bunch of quilt blocks that are getting in the way of more needed projects. LOL

Sharyn Baldwin said...

What a lovely shawl that is, and I just adore the colours you have done it in!
Simply beautiful.

Dotty's Daughter said...

Busy you as usual all lovely makes.xx

kiwikid said...

Fantastic bugs you have found Diane..they look great!! It is wonderful to have the boys input in the quilt. The shawls are beautiful. ..they sure are flying off your needles!! Lovelyto see you have some sunshine.

Maggi said...

You really are being so prolific at the moment. Lovely stuff.

Debra said...

I really love the idea of bugs for "our" little one's quilt. Very sweet. :-)

I was so thrilled to be a recipient of one of Diane's beautiful shawls this Christmas. I just love it, so beautiful to touch and the is just beautiful. Mine is the gorgeous orange one made a few months back. Today is the first day of Autumn here in Australia and I can't wait for the weather to cool down so I can wear it on a jacket or jumper. I can also wear it over my shoulders on a dress now too, especially in air conditioned places. Thank you, thank you, thank you Diane xxx