Wednesday, August 27, 2014

{Yarn Along} in Fabric

One of our local quilt shops is going out of business! Happy retirement to Jenny and happy stash bash for me! I picked up some of the prettiest prints today for $3 a yard. I've got my heart set on making a twin sized quilt with them, likely a periwinkle quilt or an album quilt with a periwinkle component.

In the same vein, I'm taking a break from the knitting needles for a short time so I can get a jump start on my quilting project, my Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt. The original quilt has 111 6-inch blocks and believe you me, I'm not a long-haul kind of girl. So after staring at the book for over two years, my aunt finally convinced me to pick my favorite twelve blocks and do them at 12 inches. Whew! Good thing there are people out there who are more in touch with creative liberty than me! {Why didn't I think of that before?}

So I've been trying to do one block a day and except for two bad days, I've stayed on that course. One block a day? Yes. Only one. That's because I also decided to stitch them all by hand. I want to piece the blocks, piece the top, quilt and bind it all by hand throughout the winter. I'm half way finished the blocks so by this time next week, I hope to be ready to get something back on the knitting needles. Here they are. (I'm using my instagram photos so some of the colors are not completely true.)

Which is your favorite?

As far as reading is concerned, I've got so many books in the queue that I don't know where to begin. I need to take the car to the shop on Thursday, so undoubtedly a book will go with me, likely Between, Georgia. I'm wrapping up the last little bit of Jayber Crow, and oh my, it is so complex and rich. I'm looking forward to seeing how it all shakes out.

Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams - what are you reading and crafting?

*Stay tuned for a fun post tomorrow about what's been going on in my kitchen this past week!*


  1. Wow, so gorgeous! Makes me wonder if I could be brave enough to quilt even though I've moved away from all my teachers of the past...

  2. looks like you scored a nice stash enhancement! lovely :)

  3. Those kinds of sales are what every sewer dreams about! (At least I do... take that with a grain of salt as I am just an amateur.) My favourites (since I can't decide between them) are the top right and first of the 3rd row. They're all beautiful! Can't wait to see how your quilt unfolds.

  4. I can't pick a favorite. They are a pretty.