Sunday, October 24, 2010

Help?

 A friend of mine stopped by yesterday with this quilt.  Her sister had gotten it years ago at an estate sale and gave it to her.  She was cleaning her home office, found it and decided it was one of those projects she'd never get to...so she offered it to me.  Sight unseen, I said I'd be happy to take it off her hands!  It's in beautiful condition, the flowers are hand appliqued and it's machine pieced. 
My question is, what is the name of this block?  I thought it might be a dahlia of some sort, but haven't found anything but the giant dahlia quilt, which it definitely isn't.  Any ideas?  Here's a closeup of one of the blocks...

And just because she's cute, here's a picture of Daisy.  She's growing up so fast!

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Oddly Fascinated...

 I had two plans for my recovery...to quilt and to knit.  Okay, I also planned to do some computer work for the real job (which I've done).  I started my Lily Cardigan from Marie Grace Designs and have found myself doing more knitting than quilting.  I find that I'm oddly fascinated with how this sweater is constructed and find it amazing that I can follow the pattern...I'm not so good at following knitting patterns.  Or patterns in general.

But I'm in love with these raglan increases.  They're just so much fun and I made them!  They may not all line up perfectly, but then, neither do I, so I'm okay with that at this stage.  Once the sweater is done I may not be quite as happy with them.


I'm having the boss take me to my favorite yarn store this weekend, as my 24" circular needle won't cut it for a sweater that will have over 300 stitches on the needles by the end. It's already getting a little hard to work with, so tonight I'll spend some time quilting.  Unless those little raglan increases start calling to me again.


And how about that Phillies game last night?  Awesome...

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