Tradition!

I’ve taken a little detour. I have saved a pattern from a magazine for SIX YEARS! I love everything about this pattern. I love the colors, the way it is quilted, the blocks used, and the way they are arranged in the quilt. So, finally, I decided the time had come to make this quilt. Most of the blocks are churn dash blocks, with a few hunter’s star blocks added. The pattern was featured in The Quilt Life magazine, June 2012, in case you still have that issue and want to see it.

So far I’ve made 25 blocks (37 are needed.) It will be a large quilt, and will be a really nice bed quilt for me. Some of the blocks are made so that the churn dash pattern is not as apparent on purpose.

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I finished the entrelac blanket!

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And I got myself a little income tax return gift 🙂 I thought about this for a long time. Did I want to make my own blend and spin the yarn for a big project, or did I just want to buy some nice yarn? For now, buying yarn won out. I’m still hoping to get back to making some fiber blends and spinning my own yarn.

I found this company, and I really love everything about them. They source fibers from animals that are treated humanely! The yarn is superfine merino, merino/angora blend, and merino/cashmere blend. The colors are so pretty,  and I was so impressed with their customer service. The company is Sunday Knits.

Look how pretty the package was when it arrived (it arrived from the east coast only five days after I ordered it!

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This kit is for the wind feather shawl. The pattern is written really well.

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So that’s what I’ve been working on lately. I have a long list of things I hope to accomplish in the next two weeks, so I’d best get back to work in the studio!

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