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Empress Woo


Empress Woo
Originally uploaded by maggistitches
I put the binding on this small charm-pack quilt this week, made from an "Empress Woo" (Free Spirit Fabrics) set of 30 prints set on point with pink triangles. I also found some of one fabric on sale to to back and border it with. Final dimensions are 31.5" x 43.5" so it is a little larger than a doll quilt; maybe it would be a nice baby quilt. I free-motion machine-quilted it in a pattern that echoes the squiggly design of the border fabric. And tonight it will be up for bid at the 5th annual St. Mark's silent art auction. That's not my church, but friend Kim asked for contributions and I was glad this was ready in time.

Bermuda Chevron

When I traveled to Bermuda for my cousin's wedding over Labor Day, I finally started the ubiquitous scarf for my getaway project. Thanks to Ravelry, I found out about a pattern mod that would help me use just two skeins of Koigu and end up with a narrower but plenty long FO. Knitting Nurse and Megaknits were both working a 36-stitch scarf, and I joined them.

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Turns out my two KPPPMs both have enough blue that the scarf isn't achieving Joelle's good stripeyness, but that's OK. I love how it reminds me of the island's colors, and I may end up gifting it to the mother of the groom or his Pucci-loving sister as the shades are similarly bright ~


Another Little Quilt

Between the Flickr groups and Ravelry, I feel like I am online a lot, but apparently I'm everywhere except for my own blog. I see that I uploaded this image on August 15, but somehow neglected to make a post here about it.

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If you look at Caroline's 100 Good Wishes quilts in the photo album linked in the upper left, you will recognize the source of many of these scraps. Often the swaps for those quilts involved sending two squares, so I still had some extras, even after incorporating some in Betsy's yet-to-be-quilted 100GW quilt. I see a few bits from several of my other summer projects as well. Jessica inspired me to try this; now a similar one is in the works as a result of the September Doll Quilt Challenge. I had great fun practicing my free-motion machine quilting with this one, so I may be about ready to tackle the aforementioned big quilt that has been basted and waiting for a year now! Still the quilts are keeping me from the knits, despite my having started a chevron scarf last week when I had air travel to a family wedding ~ I've yet to reach to first straightaway on the Mystery Stole. Also in the works: Madame Woo charm-square quilt, August challenge quilt (both of which outgrew doll size) and LQS challenge quilt ~ this one completely my own design!