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Friday, October 9, 2015

A Little and a Big....

Finish, that is!

The Little Finish is a fun one,
but I am SOOO excited about the
BIG Finish.

First, the little one...

I bought a charm pack to make a baby quilt to be donated.
I love the bright colors and just kept the design simple.

With this quilt it was time to bust out of my
FMQing intimidation and just try something new.
I have been doodling feathers for a while now
and began quilting them in the white areas.

Don't look too closely...
they are far, far from perfect, 
or even good,
but the longest journey starts with the first stitch.
(Or something like that.)

This little quilt will go in the baby quilt box at church.

Now for my BIG finish!

In the middle of May, 2014, 
I decided to make my first sweater.
The pattern I chose to use was probably not the best one
for a beginning sweater knitter,
but I jumped in with both feet.

except for sewing the buttons in place,
my sweater is FINISHED!!

This is made with the Entrelac pattern,
which isn't the best pattern for a beginner to try.
I love the yarn... Noro Silk Garden Lite in color 2092.

This was definitely a challenge for me,
but I learned so much knitting this sweater.

I will get the buttons and sew those in place, hopefully today.

I'm so excited!
And the best thing.....
IT FITS!!!!!

Please visit Patchwork Times and Whoop Whoop
to see what others are creating.

Happy Friday!


Penny Olive said...

Absolutely lovely and gorgeous sweater.

Libby in TN said...

Just like a beginning quilter, as a beginning knitter you didn't know any better! It turned out great and I love your feathers on the baby quilt.

Frances said...

Cute, cute, cute quilt!

Judy S. said...

Beginner or not, you did an amazing job on that sweater! Love the quilt, too, with all it's triangles. It is beautiful, and someone will love it.

straythreads said...

quilt is BEAUTIFUL and the sweater is GORGEOUS!!!!! well done!!!!!

Debbie At The Quilt Journal said...

Wow! what can I say except beautiful!!!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow! Great finishes. The quilt is so pretty and your sweater is amazing!! Great job!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing, you did a bang-up job on both. The baby quilt is cute and good for you with the quilting, loved the feathers. I can see you are not easily intimidated, between trying feathers and entrelac knitting, wow! Keep it going. Stephani in N. TX (Tomazec@aol.com)

Vicki in MN said...

I always love that quilt setting-easy yet impressive! Great sweater and yes I agree that might not be the best pattern for a beginner-but you sure pulled it off great and like you said it fits-that is what counts after all that work!!

Dar said...

Beautiful. Love your little quilt too.