Thursday, October 23, 2014

What a blustery day!

Gosh it's been so blustery here today, we came down this morning for a week, I've come armed with knitting needles, crochet hooks and wool. I'm hoping to get some more little people made and get a good bit of  the crochet done on my ripple blanket.
I'm following Lucy's pattern from Attic24, I fell in love with hers, ordered the wool which came very quickly which pleased me loads because I could bring it with me. I've started it this evening inbetween eating, walking Livvy and showering.
I was so pleased with my parcel, the wool and pattern came in a lovely gorse bag tied with a ribbon. The colours are gorgeous.
My progress so far, this is actually a very light blue.

It's been a very woolly week, I took all my wool home from here last week and have been sorting it all out into groups. I found a lot of large 500gm balls so I sent a lot of time turning this 
Into these
A lot more manageable.
At the beginning of the week I started working on my QAYG blocks I'm quilting along with several others, we're making a quilt by Jera Brandvig of quilting in the rain blog. We're following her pattern from her new book, 'Quilt as you go made modern'. These are 3 of my first 5 blocks, I'm using Tilda fabric, the process is very addictive and I'm really enjoying working on them as and when I can.
Well I'm going to get back to my ripple blanket, take care lovely people and enjoy your crafting.


Peg x


Pensive Pensioner said...

Those quilting blocks look fab, although a bit complicated for me at the moment, and the wool colours are lovely. Enjoy your break x

Julie said...

Stunning quilting block, that's going to be so beautiful.
Happy hooking!

Peg said...

Thanks ladies for your kind comments, Angie, you would be able to do the blocks, this is the beauty of Jera's method. The blocks look as if you've spent hrs on them but you stitch the fabric straight onto the batting squares joining each one at a time and quilting each piece before adding the next one.
Julie, I'm so annoyed with myself, I'd got to the 5 colour, 10 rows, before realising my decreases and increases weren't in line. I stopped, read Lucy's pattern again and her demo on her blog and realised I'd misread it! My fault no one else's, I've just worked up a swatch reading it correctly and yes it worked beautifully so I'm starting it again lol.
Enjoy your weekend ladies xx

Myra said...

Your blocks are so pretty! I love to crochet too and often read Attic24's blog also.

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