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Friday, March 27, 2015

Ellie Grows

It's the end of another week and I have been able to
sew a little in the last couple of days.

Ellie the baby quilt now has borders!

It was quite a challenge to find the right outer border for Ellie.
I wanted to use the word fabric for the inner border and didn't want
another aqua/turquoise for the larger border.

This fabric finally jumped out at me and said
"Here I am!"

I satin stitched around the sections of Ellie, making the parts more prominent.
Thank you, again, Libby in TN for the idea of sewing fabrics together
crazy quilt style and then cutting the pieces.

I'll add her eye and may add a sun and some grass.
We shall see!!

Onto Friday Knitting....

I have been able to knit this week and have one sock done
and the second sock more than half finished.

This "Sausalito" yarn is soooo soft! 

There was a knot in the yarn and caused the colors to repeat.
It's okay... they are my favorite colors in the yarn!

These heels are knitted with the short row method.
This is the first time I have used this method and really like how they 
look and how easy they are to make.

Please visit Patchwork Times to see what others are creating.

Happy Friday!


Heather said...

I love the elephant!!

Podunk Pretties said...

That elephant looks amazing!

Libby in TN said...

Perfect border choice and the black hooves balance the dark trunk. Your socks look really comfortable. Love the yarn.

Sara said...

Great border choices and the elephant is just gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Ellie is absolutely adorable!

Judy D in WA said...

Ellie is absolutely adorable. I love everything about her! Those socks are amazing. The yarn even looks soft in the photo!

Maggie said...

Beautiful socks! Your quilt is really turning out fabulous!

swooze said...

Such yummy socks! Ellie turned out great too.

Dar said...

Ellie is too cute. What an adorable quilt. I love your colors of the socks too. Nice textured pattern. I haven't tried that type of heel yet, but it's on my 'to do' list so I can see how they work.

Sharon Massena said...

I love those socks! What pattern is that?

straythreads said...

Awesom elephant!!! and great socks, I think I used sausalito yarn for my very first pair of socks and loved them but over a few machine washings they shrank and maybe they said hand wash I don't remember. Your look wonderful!! Ann

Dresden Quilter said...

The elephant is so sweet and I love the socks. Please let us know the pattern!

Gari in AL said...

I just love your elephant. And the socks are beautiful. too.

Lara B. said...

Ramona, your Ellie is soooo wonderful! Even better than the original. What an eye for fabric combos you have. This quilt is sure to be a lifelong treasure!
I hope those pretty socks mean that your shoulder is doing better.

Judy S. said...

Your Ellie quilt is fabulous and so are the socks! Nice work.