Thursday, November 3, 2016

Batik Cascade

I finally finished Batik Cascade (Batik Go-Round) by Karen Combs.




And now we are so happy, we do the dance of Joy!



I pieced and quilted this all by hand, and at 43" x 50 1/2" it's the largest quilt I've completed to date. It's also the first quilt top I ever finished. Furthermore, by finishing this project I've met my goal for the year. Yay!! :)

Unless I manage to finish something else by the end of the year (doubtful), my next post will be my yearly goal-setting post and should be up late December or early January.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Potholder, Changes

Hi, folks. This is just a brief update to let you know that there are going to be some changes here on the blog. Posting weekly updates is no longer working for me, so from now on I'll only post when I've finished a project. I'll also write an annual goal-setting post sometime in January. Since there's no telling when I'm going to post, probably the best ways to keep up with the blog are going to be to subscribe to it through Blogger, use an RSS feed or similar service, or follow me on Twitter @RosCeilteach.

That said, I've finished my final potholder.




There will probably be at least one more post before January since I anticipate being able to finish binding Batik Cascade before the end of the year. See you then. :)

Friday, September 16, 2016

Bright Feathers, Rose Cross, Elements of Nature I, Hidden Stars, Hand Towel, Potholder, Celtic Jewel Bookmark, Country Quilt Footstool Caddy

Finishing:




Now I've got just one more project left to meet my goal for the year.

Quilting:

I layered, basted, and started quilting my potholder




I also did some more work on the 3rd block of my Hidden Stars quilt.



Knitting:

I did some more knitting on my hand towel.



Cross Stitch:

I did some more stitching on my Bright Feathers design.



I also did some more work on the Rose Cross by Irene O. Thomas.



And I pulled out Elements of Nature I, which is adapted from the artwork of Jennifer Pugh and did some more stitching on it.



Crochet:

Finally, I did some more crocheting on the side of the Country Quilt Footstool Caddy by Karin Strom.


Friday, September 2, 2016

Blackwork Chessboard, Bright Feathers, Brilliant Butterfly Celebration, Country Quilt Footstool Caddy, Hand Towels, Hidden Stars, Mask of Colors 1, Celtic Jewel Bookmark, Potholders

Finishing:

I finally finished the Blackwork Chessboard by Anne MacGregor.



And now we are so happy, we do the dance of joy!



My next finishing project will be the Celtic Jewel Bookmark from the Textile Heritage Collection. So far I've just washed and pressed the needlework and the felt backing.



Quilting:

I also finished my potholder.




And then I started and finished piecing my final potholder.



I did some more work on the 3rd block of my Hidden Stars quilt.



Knitting:

I finished my hand towel.



I also started started knitting the next one. This will be last of these too.



Cross Stitch:

I did some more stitching on my Bright Feathers design.



I also did some more work on Mask of Colors 1, a Colray Crafts chart by Michele Sayetta* of Heaven and Earth Designs* based on artwork by Linda Ravenscroft.



*I do not endorse this designer's products.

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



Crochet:

Finally, I finished the bottom of the Country Quilt Footstool Caddy by Karin Strom. Again, I haven't finished it off just in case I want to make size adjustments later.



I also got started on the side.


Friday, August 19, 2016

Blackwork Chessboard, Bright Feathers, Hand Towel, Hidden Stars, Mask of Colors 1, Potholder, Country Quilt Footstool Caddy, Rose Cross

Finishing:

I finished the 3rd binding strip on the Blackwork Chessboard by Anne MacGregor and started on the 4th.



Quilting:

I finished the 1st binding strip on my potholder and started on the 2nd. I've been doing single bindings, but I decided to try double/French bindings on this project. I'm finding the double bindings easier to make and will probably do them in the future unless I'm short on fabric.




I pulled out my Hidden Stars quilt and sewed the first 2 blocks together. Now you should be able to see why I named it Hidden Stars. :)



I also started piecing the 3rd block.



Knitting:

I did some more knitting on my hand towel.



Cross Stitch:

I did some more stitching on my Bright Feathers design.



I pulled out Mask of Colors 1, a Colray Crafts chart by Michele Sayetta* of Heaven and Earth Designs* based on artwork by Linda Ravenscroft and did some more stitching on it.



*I do not endorse this designer's products.

I also did some more work on the Rose Cross by Irene O. Thomas.



Crochet:

Finally, I did some more crocheting on the bottom of the Country Quilt Footstool Caddy by Karin Strom.


Friday, August 5, 2016

Bright Feathers, Blackwork Chessboard, Rose Cross, Hand Towel, Country Quilt Footstool Caddy, Potholder

Finishing:

I finished the 2nd binding strip on the Blackwork Chessboard by Anne MacGregor.



Quilting:

I started a new set of potholders. These will be small and single-layered -- no pockets. I decided it was about time that I learned how to do curved seams, so I found a template for a drunkard's path block and added a border to make it big enough. I've finished piecing and quilting the first one.

So, here it is: my very first curved seam. I'm rather proud of it. :)





Knitting:

I did some more knitting on my hand towel.



Cross Stitch:

I did some more stitching on my Bright Feathers design.



I also did some more work on the Rose Cross by Irene O. Thomas.



Crochet:

Finally, I finished crocheting the cover for the Country Quilt Footstool Caddy by Karin Strom and started on the bottom.

Here's the cover by itself.



And here it is on the bucket lid. It doesn't lie flat in the center, but it should look okay once I've put the cushion under it. I haven't finished off the end in case I want to make size adjustments after I've made the cushion and seen how it looks.



And here's the bottom, so far.


Regarding Copyright

Hi, folks.  This is just brief reminder that I do not share copyrighted patterns.  I don't care how much trouble you're having finding a pattern or how much you're willing to pay me.  It takes a great deal of time and effort to create a needlework pattern, and I will not steal from my fellow designers who deserve to be paid for their hard work.

I list the designer of the pattern (if known) with a link to their website (if I can find one) in every post.  Please use that information to find and legally purchase your own copy of the pattern.  If you need more information, such as the publication where I found a pattern or the store I purchased a kit from, please leave a comment and I'll be more than happy to help you if I can.


*edited to correct a typo