Sunday, July 24, 2011
Ravelry. I adjusted the pattern a little, made it wider and longer, but it is so easy. This one is for my friend Marilyn. It is made from an Argentinian wool 75% Merino and 25% nylon. Very soft. I made one for myself as well in Aubergine colours.
Now that I have completed my current knitting phase, it is back to applique, and the latest Beyond the Cherry Tree block. Took a while, but I got there.
Friday, July 22, 2011
Last night I was given this beautiful collection of Tree of Life blocks by my sewing group. I have often admired this block, but never attempted it - mainly because of all those tiny half square triangles. Thanks so much to Erica who organised it all, and the girls who made the blocks- Erica, Raeleen, Irene, Liz, Kim, Janette, Rosemary, Sandy, Vicky, Sharon , Penny, Julia and Virginia.
I am now thinking about how to finish off these blocks. The suggestion was made that they needed green, and I am going to experiment with some green setting fabrics.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
How about this lovely old house on the hill? This is so typical of Riverland houses. This whole area is flood planes - and the river does rise.
My plan for the weekend was to work on my Botch Handle Red and white blocks. The ones I had made previously were from Block Base. I liked them, but they were a little complex - lots of different measurements throughout the block. The blocks from this book - Home on the Planes - were so much easier! I abandoned the 5 I have made of the old style, and made the new ones.
I cut and sewed 5 of them at a time.
10 Blocks finished for the weekend! Pretty good I think. I should be able to finish the rest in a week or so, once my present commitments are behind me.
I have this vision of a black/red/white sashing and/or border. Have to work on that idea some more.