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Thursday, October 9, 2008

My crafting time has been a bit diminished lately, but I am still trying to fit in a few projects here and there. I'm especially enjoying all of the extra knitting time I have between the presidential debates, class lectures and new episodes of The Office.

Size 7 needles seem to be in high demand lately, so I had to finish up this ballband dishcloth that's been on the needles since August...



I finished strip 1 out of 8 for my zig afghan and now I'm moving along to strip two. Oddly enough the maroon/gold strip are the colors of my undergrad school and the green/yellow are the colors of my grad school. I definitely didn't plan that, or maybe I did subconsciously...



I received this delightful bunch of vintage fat quarters from the sheet swap that I participated in last month. I'm thinking about making a stacked coin quilt (as seen in Last Minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts) and finally trying out the diagonal crossed quilting that Jacquie does so well.



I can't start on a new project until I finished this plain spoken quilt that has been taunting me for months. I got a little start on the quilting part of it last month and am hoping to carve out some time to finish it soon! I'm attempting to do a version of the free motion quilting from the sample shown in the book (Modern Quilt Workshop).




12 comments

  1. I *heart* the office! I'm so excited for tonights episode. I also love all the stuff I can get done while I watching it. It looks like you got some great vintage sheets from the swap. Can't wait to see what you do with them. I like the quilting you did on your plain spoken quilt. I think it works perfectly.

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  2. I just love the knitting pattern you make your dishcloths in!!

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  3. I love the colors of your Zig Afghan!

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  4. all this good TV is making for some really good knitting time ;) i am nearly done with my granny square blanket!!!

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  5. pretty dishcloth! looking forward to seeing the afgan!

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  6. Looks like you're back in action. Love it! Can't wait to see them all up close. Have fun.

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  7. ooh, i'm lovin that plain spoken. i need to make that quilt. i think a coin quilt with the sheet fat quarters is an inspired idea.

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  8. your afghan looks so good, love the colors you're using. hope your sewing goes well :)

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  9. your quilting really looks fabulous on the plain spoken. it's hard to choose a thread color for those babies though, don't you think?

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  10. Love the quilting :) I hope you get to finish soon too!

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  11. All wonderful things you have going on here! Can't wait to see the finished products. :~)

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  12. How funny that I read this quilt today. yesterday i was walking around the house wondering why I never bought size 7 needles, so I went out to Michaels and bought some. After reading this, I realize they're in a box somewhere with an unfinished ballband washcloth...

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