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Friday, August 19, 2016

Fish Finish on Friday

When my daughters were younger,
on long car trips we would play the
Alphabet game.
"Hi my name is Alice and I live in Altoona and I eat artichokes."
We would go through the entire alphabet and be laughing so hard
sometimes with the names or things eaten.

Writing the title of today's post made me think of that game.
But I digress....

I have a finish this week!
There were no plans to finish this quilt this week,
but then I talked to an old friend that I had not talked with for
some time.
She is going to be a grandmother for the first time!
Her grandson is due any day now.
Her family LOVES the beach and everything about it,
so an "under the sea" quilt is perfect for the new little one.

The quilting began....

"Under the Sea"

This is a Kaleidoscope quilt design and was so fun to make with this fabric.

 This quilt is a bit large for a baby quilt,
but will make a great beach blanket.
When I started making this quilt, I had no idea who it would go to.
It was waiting for the right person and since the top had been finished
for a while, I was able to get it quilted and ready to send to the new little one.

 I could have played with these blocks all day...

 Turning them to get different designs....

and seeing what pops out with the different placements.

The good news is all of this fabric came from my stash!
I  have had the fish fabric for several years
and used almost all of it!
(yes... I bought a lot!)

In addition to a quilt finish,
I have a sock finish!!

These socks have been in the works for months!
It's good to get them finished and out of my knitting bag.

Since I finished one pair,
I had to start a new pair.
This pattern is easy and fun to knit
and it's free on Ravelry!

Check out Judy's gorgeous socks,
along with other knitting projects here.

Happy Friday!!


straythreads said...

great quilt Love the close ups will be a fun eye spy quilt for someone ready for a nap.
great socks! have a great weekend

Sara said...

That is a fun and happy quilt. Will be a wonderful gift. Seeing the socks you are knitting, makes me think I need to find my knitting needles again and re-learn how to knit.

Julie said...

The fish quilt is great and so awesome to find a home for it, it worked out perfectly! The socks are lovely, I love wearing hand knit socks, well I only have one pair, but I love them!

Libby in TN said...

It was just waiting for the right home! The orange is the perfect highlight (and I'm assuming back).

Needled Mom said...

That is going to be a perfect quilt for the new little one. It will be a great size when the baby starts moving around on the floor too.

LOVE those lime green socks! I need to check that pattern out.

Sharon Massena said...

I love that fish quilt! You keep me going on the socks. I see yours and remember to do a few more rows between other activities.

Vicki in MN said...

That fabric is adorable, what a great gift you are giving! I have to ask what brand of yarn is the green?

Dar said...

Love the colors and fish in your little quilt. What a nice gift for the new baby. Your blue socks are too pretty. Thanks for the link to the pattern. I may try it for my next pair. I love those bright green socks. What is that yarn. Does it glow in the dark? lol

kupton52 said...

Your quilt is so colorful...and those socks are just wonderful. My three girls and I played he same game in the car....the only difference would be we added..."my husband's name is Arnold"....I miss those days!

Nancy said...

Your quilt is bright and beautiful. I have to look closely to see the pattern but that's what makes it such fun!
--Nancy. (ndmessier @ aol.com, joyforgrace.blogspot.com)

Teresa in Music City said...

Baby will LOVE this gorgeous quilt Ramona! And so will its parents :*). I am always drawn to kaleidoscope designs and the many different ways they can go together to create those amazing designs. This was a cool fabric to play with! And what can I say about your socks but wow!!!! Those lime green ones are making my fingers itch to go shopping for some lime green yarn of my own LOL!!!