Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Batik Cascade, Wheat Fields, Joy of Computer Work, Kat O Plenty, Hidden Stars, Step Afghan

Quilting:

I did some more quilting on Batik Cascade (Batik Go-Round) by Karen Combs.




I also began piecing my first quilt design. I designed this and bought all the fabric for it ages ago, but I'm only just now starting to actually make it. I took an existing traditional (I think) quilt block and played around with it to create my own block. Or, quilt designs being what they are, I may just have reinvented the wheel. At any rate, I'm saying it's mine unless I find out otherwise. I'm calling it Hidden Stars because there are no stars in the block itself, but when the blocks are sewn together the stars appear. Here's what I've got done so far:



Cross Stitch:

I've all but finished Kat O Plenty, a Mini-Kats™ design by Linda Connors of Calico Crossroads®, adapted from the artwork of Kathleen Kelly of Kats by Kelly™. He just needs whiskers and eyes.



I also did some more stitching on Joy of Computer Work which is based on artwork by Randal Spangler and adapted to cross stitch by Michele Sayetta of Heaven and Earth Designs. I didn't do any work on the text this week.



Swedish Weaving:

I did some more work on the towel based on Wheat Fields from Learn to Make Monk’s Cloth Afghans by Marilyn T. Magly.



Crochet:

Finally, I did some more work on the step afghan.


Friday, November 14, 2014

Batik Cascade, Kat O Plenty, Soft Shoulders, Da Capo, Step Afghan, Joy of Computer Work

Quilting:

I did some more quilting on Batik Cascade (Batik Go-Round) by Karen Combs.




Cross Stitch:

I did some more work on Kat O Plenty, a Mini-Kats™ design by Linda Connors of Calico Crossroads®, adapted from the artwork of Kathleen Kelly of Kats by Kelly™.



I also did some more stitching on Joy of Computer Work which is based on artwork by Randal Spangler and adapted to cross stitch by Michele Sayetta of Heaven and Earth Designs. I didn't do any work on the text this week.



Blackwork:

I did some more work on Da Capo by Elizabeth Almond.



Knitting:

I did some more knitting on the front of Soft Shoulders, a sweater designed by Kathy Zimmerman.



Crochet:

Finally, I did some more work on the step afghan.


Friday, November 7, 2014

Kat O Plenty, Batik Cascade, Fish City, Wheat Fields, Da Capo, Step Afghan

Quilting:

I did some more quilting on Batik Cascade (Batik Go-Round) by Karen Combs.




Cross Stitch:

I started the last of the Kats, Kat O Plenty, a Mini-Kats™ design by Linda Connors of Calico Crossroads®, adapted from the artwork of Kathleen Kelly of Kats by Kelly™.



I also did some more work on Fish City which is adapted from artwork by Stewart Moskowitz.



Swedish Weaving:

I did some more work on the towel based on Wheat Fields from Learn to Make Monk’s Cloth Afghans by Marilyn T. Magly.



Blackwork:

I did a bit of work on Da Capo by Elizabeth Almond.



Crochet:

Finally, I did some more work on the step afghan.


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Da Capo, Batik Cascade, Wheat Fields, Brilliant Butterfly Celebration, Around the Town, Potholder, Step Afghan

Quilting:

I did some more quilting on Batik Cascade (Batik Go-Round) by Karen Combs.




I also did some more work on the potholder.



I finished the third flying geese border strip for Around the Town by Dawna Baker.



Cross Stitch:

I did some more work on Brilliant Butterfly Celebration (designer unknown) from The Gold Collection by Dimensions.



Swedish Weaving:

I almost finished the first half of the embroidery on the towel based on Wheat Fields from Learn to Make Monk’s Cloth Afghans by Marilyn T. Magly.



Blackwork:

I made good progress on Da Capo by Elizabeth Almond.



Crochet:

Finally, I did some more work on the step afghan.


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Wheat Fields, Batik Cascade, Around the Town, Brilliant Butterfly Celebration, Potholder, Step Afghan

Quilting:

I did some more quilting on Batik Cascade (Batik Go-Round) by Karen Combs.




I also got to work on the potholders again. I cut out 2 single-thickness binding strips and 2 double-thickness, and then I realized that I actually needed 3 of the double-thickness strips and I was out of that fabric. Whoops. Fortunately, the fabric is from one of the few perennial lines out there, so all I have to do is order more.

I finished sewing one of the single-thickness binding strips and started on the second.



I finished the second flying geese border strip for Around the Town by Dawna Baker and sewed it to the rest of the quilt. I also started sewing the next border strip together.



Cross Stitch:

I did some more work on Brilliant Butterfly Celebration (designer unknown) from The Gold Collection by Dimensions.



Swedish Weaving:

I finished hemming the towel and started on the embroidery. For this one I'm using Wheat Fields from Learn to Make Monk’s Cloth Afghans by Marilyn T. Magly.



Crochet:

Finally, I did some more work on the step afghan.


Friday, October 10, 2014

Batik Cascade, Towel, Brilliant Butterfly Celebration, Doggone Kat, Step Afghan

Quilting:

I did some more quilting on Batik Cascade (Batik Go-Round) by Karen Combs.




Cross Stitch:

I finished stitching Doggone Kat, a Mini-Kats™ design by Linda Connors of Calico Crossroads®, adapted from the artwork of Kathleen Kelly of Kats by Kelly™.



I also pulled out Brilliant Butterfly Celebration (designer unknown) from The Gold Collection by Dimensions and did some work on it.



Swedish Weaving:

I finished hemming one side of the towel and started the next.



Crochet:

Finally, I did some more work on the step afghan.


Friday, October 3, 2014

Batik Cascade, Da Capo, Doggone Kat, Kitty Litter, Step Afghan, Towel

Quilting:

I did some more quilting on Batik Cascade (Batik Go-Round) by Karen Combs.




Blackwork:

I did a bit of the star border on Da Capo by Elizabeth Almond.



Cross Stitch:

I've started yet another Kat, Doggone Kat, a Mini-Kats™ design by Linda Connors of Calico Crossroads®, adapted from the artwork of Kathleen Kelly of Kats by Kelly™.



I also did some more stitching on Kitty Litter which is adapted from artwork by Braldt Bralds.



Swedish Weaving:

I started hemming my next towel.




Crochet:

Finally, I did some more work on the step afghan.