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WIP Wednesday: Blanket x 2 
27th-Feb-2013 11:11 am [crochet, quilting, reading, sewing, wip, writing]
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Knitting: Crochet:
I swear the baby blanket is bigger, just 12 more rows (ish) needed before I begin considering when to start the border. I have a more recent picture of the whole deal, here,but it doesn't look that much changed from last week. Instead I'll share a better picture of the stitch.



Quilting:
Sew Many Ways is doing a block of the month. I've been wanting to get back to sewing and look into quilting again. My first (and only) attempt, back in 2004 or so, was a disaster. I had awesome fabric, a great design for them, and Grandad was enjoying watching me piece it together on my Sunday visits. But I didn't know I needed to wash the fabric before cutting it so the first time it was washed it fell to pieces. I've done a bit more reading this time around, and Karen has such fantastically detailed posts on the block that it's super easy to follow. Anyhow, first month is Bow Tie Block. Here's what I have so far.



Writing:
The story I've been posting a chapter a week in, for the writing contest, still continues. I was dropped from the main contest but I'm still fighting for space in the second chance contest. I'm still enjoying the story and getting good feedback so that's always a plus.

Reading:

The Inexplicables by Cherie Priest.I am thrilled to be back in one of my favorite worlds from one of my favorite authors. It never fails that I get so caught up in the story that I look up and wonder where the blight is. I jumped on this one just last night but already I'm shaking my head at the protagonist as he makes some seriously questionable decisions. I can't wait to see old familiar faces show up and see how this story plays out.
Howls 
1st-Mar-2013 03:58 am (UTC)
I should keep working at my yarns, but they've been misplaced and/or unraveled by curious kitties. I love both the yarn work and the patchwork. I've some things of my grandmother's which I am going to work into a quilt and now I have an idea how to do so.

Do you use a sewing machine or do you stitch the patchwork by hand? Do you use any backing or do you simply sew a plain sheet type backing to it?
1st-Mar-2013 12:51 pm (UTC)
I'm very glad Nox shows no interest in my yarn, other than annoyance that it sits in my lap so often. I've wanted to get back to quilting and sewing for a bit now, just never sure how to start. I'm incredibly grateful for the internet and the knowledge it brings me.

I have a Dressmaker machine that I use. It's apparently a Japan made clone of some other machine from the 40's or so. I love it except that I've been completely unable to figure out what machine it's a clone of so I can get a manual. Luckily I'm picking up a more modern Brother machine here soon.

I'll probably use a bit of backing on the quilt, not sure how what kind though. I will likely end up taking it to a service to have it finished, have them quilt it all together.
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