Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Busy making and not posting

I've made several blankets in the last month and sewn some little girl nighties.  It was past time to get my granddaughters in some Grandma made PJ's.  I only have a picture of the third one made.  This was a pattern cut out, but unfinished, from my mother's craft supplies.  She's been gone for 16 years.  I should have finished this many years ago for the granddaughter it was meant for, I just couldn't bring myself to do it.  Now it's on her great granddaughter.  Better late than never, right?
So summery and girly.
Here is where I put all the pins I took out of the pattern.  I'll leave them, always.

There have been blankets.  It's funny how each one is so different from the rest, yet each makes me happy in it's own way.  I smile when I look at the blankets still in my possession.  I smile more, when I look through my sold items on Etsy.  I can only hope to one day sell many more.  I'll keep making them until they take over a room of their own. 
This pattern is from a quilt design called Swoon.  I've admired the quilts made from it and chose to make just one giant block, instead of the 9 to 16 that would be in a quilt.  It helped to draw it in Paint on the computer and spend time playing with color before I started cutting into sweaters.

The back, as pretty as the front.

I loved the turquoise so much, I made most of the binding from the same wool.
Gives it a nice pop of color all the way 'round.
This quilt pattern is Chain of Events.
The first time I've used black in a blanket and it's literally a little over half the material. 
The graduated shades of coral make me so happy!  I'm simple, it's true.

Color! So many beautiful colors.  There was plenty of cashmere in this, too.
Cashmere, it's the new black.
This week's blanket.  Who knew I had so many pinks?  I did, that's who!
This isn't even all of them.  I got the striped wool in the binding, from my sister, it is too soft to use for anything that will be stuffed.  But, perfect for the pretty edge to this blanket.

Folded up and ready for a new home.  I may have trouble sending this one.  Quite a few of the sweaters were cashmere.  So girly and soft.  I can see it taken everywhere, used to make forts and standing in as a super hero cape.


  1. I love them all!!! Stunning!

  2. I love your quilts, especially the last pink one, I can almost feel how cosy it is! Beth/thelinencat x

  3. Thanks for stopping by! Your blankets are amazing! So beautiful! x