Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Instant Gratification

First of all, thank you for all of your comments and emails about Sam...knowing that there were so many of you who care really helped me get through a difficult time. I appreciate it more than words can say.

I felt the need for a quick project that would be mindless, yet would keep me busy. I dug around in my treasure boxes and found a packet of squares from the Quiltmaker's Gift line of fabric. I decided to make a simple lattice quilt with them and just put a plain border on it. That worked really well until I realized I didn't have enough of anything in my stash for a border. So I've gotten this far with it.... and I'll be making a piano key border from my scraps. I'll probably piece a back for it as well and it will become a donation quilt for my Caps and Laps group at church.

I've also been doing some knitting...this is the Yarn Harlot's One Row Scarf made from a beautiful alpaca worsted from Frog Tree. It's been in my yarn stash since last fall and I had every intention of having a lovely scarf for the boss last winter. Yeah, instead I had a lovely scarf and he still had 4 skeins of yarn at the end of winter.

This winter he'll be as warm as an alpaca.


Thimbleanna said...

I love that quilt Carolyn. I've got a pack of squares I need to use -- that would be a great pattern to use. Lovely scarf too!

Darcie said...

What terrific WIPs, Carolyn! Your quilt is a great way to showcase a collection or line of fabric. Can we say "charm squares" everyone?!

LOVE the scarf! I'm going to look up your link to yet another delightful yarn source. My yarn sources are so outnumbering my fabric sources! And me loves it!

Hugs to you....

Barb said...

I love that quilt. Great way to use charm squares. I'm sorry to hear about Sam ~ I know it has to be difficult. Hugs!

Doodlebug Gail said...

Lovely quilt! I agree with the instant gratification concept - very satisfying indeed.

Thanks for linking to the scarf pattern (and the cable one from a couple of weeks ago). I picked up some amazing yarn from my local thrift store recently and I've finally found the perfect scarf pattern to knit .... thanks to you!

furiousBall said...

that quilt is increidble. do you ever trash talk with the other quilters? because with that one, you've totally got game