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Friday, September 11, 2015

Bits and Pieces

This has been a bit of an odd week for me
here in my Hidey Hole.
I can't seem to settle on doing one thing for very long.

I have several different little projects to show today.

Last year I appliqued some wool baskets and flowers
on 5" squares and wasn't sure what I would end up doing
with them.

Here they are without the embroidered stems.

Throughout the year I have been making Friendship Blocks 
with these little basket blocks. 
My thoughts were that this would be a 
large Christmas quilt with the reds and greens.

As you can see, I have four more Friendship blocks to make.
The larger this quilt becomes,
the more I am inclined to make three smaller quilts with four blocks in each one.
I have to add the outside sashing strips and then will decide what to do.

Another applique block is finished for my new project.

At first I wasn't sure about the fabrics I picked for this block,
but now that it's finished....
I love it!
(The little circles gave me fits this time for some reason.)

I have one more block prepped and ready to stitch.

On the knitting front,
I made a Fingerless mitt

My sister-in-law gave me some alpaca yarn 
and, boy, is this yarn soft!
It's heavier yarn than what I am used to working with,
but it knits up so quickly!
I decided I didn't want the buttons that the pattern called for
and just stitched the cuff ends together.
 The second mitt should be finished in the next day or so,
but I don't want to have to wear these for a LOOOONNNNGGGG time!

I'm linking to Whoop Whoop and Patchwork Times,
so go see what others are creating.

Happy Friday!!


The Inside Stori said...

Oh my you've been busy and successfully productive. Love how you used the wool!!!

Podunk Pretties said...

Love the red white and blue blocks. The fussy cutting!

Podunk Pretties said...

Love the red white and blue blocks. The fussy cutting!

Sewing Up A Storm said...

You are really making progress on your new project! I love the one with the friendship stars.

Karen said...

Your idea for setting the wool baskets is very unique. I like it.

Anonymous said...

Your applique is beautiful. I wish I am more into applique but I get quite impatient doing handwork. LOL