Sunday, August 21, 2011

Five Years of Blogging - Upcoming Give Away!

It rained here today, so no chance to go to the market square for more flea market hunting (probably better for the bank account), and the Summer Berries quilt is labeled and washed and drying (unfortunately) inside. I'm hoping to have a good outdoor photo tomorrow! In the meantime, there's been more progress on my granny square afghan and a little new sewing. I'm making a little mini quilt with some scraps from Summer Berries. Here's the finished top:

It's 15"x21" and will have the same backing and binding as the original quilt. I'm going to host a give away to celebrate reaching five years of blogging this week, so stay tuned for a post where you can leave a comment and enter to win! I'll mail anywhere and think that I'll throw in some Marimekko scraps as an added bonus.

The group afghan I've been working with two friends is finished now, and it was my job to wash and block it. I took it out of the washer last night and could have cried. There was a big hole in it! I'm pretty sure was the first block I made - my first granny square ever. I hope I've improved since then. The center three rounds had come undone. I'm happy to say that I figured out how to fix it. I hope to never have to use this skill again.


Anonymous said...

Great fix!
And I hope to win the give away :-) I love the one from the previous win.

essays said...

very beautiful!

Dolores said...

Good save on the afghan.

Katherine said...

Both the quilt and the afghan have such lovely colours. So pretty!

floribunda... aka Julie said...

Congratulations on figuring out how to fix that granny square-- I definitely would have cried!

Egater said...

Thanks for sharing that how to fix crochet.
And I hope that you will continue blogging for long time :)

Ruth Hupton said...

I found your blog this morning,and, being a devoted Finnglophile since my year working in Helsinki 1967-8,had to make contact.Your quilts are a delight,and the Afghan problem is one that happens frequently in my experience,as I had the same with a heavy cotton bedspread. The weight of water moving through it in a machine can dislodge joins where perhaps too little waste yarn has been darned in.
This morning I washed up a beautiful glass tumbler that is badly chipped round the top.Not safe to drink from, it leaves me with only one original glass from the Ittala set.I have decided to base a small quilt in the design.
Please include mein your quilt draw.I love the colours.
Best wishes,Ruth Hupton.