Saturday, February 25, 2012

Quilt tops and blocks and the such...

I couldn't stop at one....and I couldn't just make it with the normal size strips...no I went smaller...2" strips in fact!  What am I talking about? The Scrappy Bargello quilt of course.  I think Bonnie ought to put a warning with this pattern..."highly addictive, not likely that you can stop at one...just like eating chips!"



I made my quilt top smaller than she did and had 36 strips per drop and 6 drops across.  I will add a big border to make it larger, but currently it measures 54" square.  This would make a great picnic blanket...in fact as I'm typing I'm thinking I might not put wadding in it and finish it like a coverlet....hmmm what do you think?



The scrappy bargello is a fab scrap buster and I thought I'd empty my 2" strip bin, but I didn't quite manage it...I swear those scraps multiply in the night!



My other sewing this past week included getting a few more blocks completed for the Just Takes 2 quilt.  That basket on the left was all paper pieced and I'm thrilled with then end result...the points all matchy matchy and all!



And lastly, I can't leave you without sharing the best Christmas present I got from my DD1.  You might recall the post when she started these socks in 2010 (it includes the link to the pattern) and the fact that these sock were for her...not me.



Well she changed her mind!  ..and they were wrapped up and put under the tree for me!



Oh in case you were wondering...this heel is done using the short-row method...again I have no real concept of what that really means...but I don't really care...I've got homemade socks!!

Until next time....

14 comments:

Kathie said...

oh what great socks, yes my DD knits and loves making socks! glad she gave them to you! Love your blue and white blocks! OK your scrappy quilt thats on my list to make someday...LOVE yours may have to move it up on the list
thanks for sharing. I think I still would put a batting in it to make the ground a bit softer :)
Kathie

Lesley said...

Love seeing your Bargello quilt...it rwould be great with batting or without. Your blue blocks are gorgeous. And those socks are terrific...you are a lucky lady!

Quilter Kathy said...

Love your scrappy bargello! I think it's one of the most fun patterns to sew.

Suburban Stitcher said...

What a nice surprise...to get some homemade socks! I started my first pair Jan 1...and I've only knitted about 3/4 of an inch! They're tricky little things!

Timi said...

I love your homemade socks ♥♥♥!
You are very lucky to have such a daughter!!! :o)

Jackie said...

Yay for homemade socks! And congratulations to your daughter for getting them just right. I find knitting socks for other people difficult - it's hard to get them the right size.

Love your Bargello quilt and Take 2 blocks!

Angie said...

Oh yes, your scrappy Bargello is quite lovely. I agree about it being an addictive design. I almost emptied my 2 1/2" strip bin with my first, twas super king size though... went straight on to make another from 2" strip bin and emptied that too... Alas, they are once again overflowing, he he he.

sewkalico said...

Lurve the socks!!!Great sewing! A trendy picnic blanket like that would look great this summer.

Lauren said...

What is it, that is so alluring about blue and white blocks? They are just lovely. Sure I like the other stuff on your post, but the blocks made me smile!

Katherine said...

Oh, love your scrappy bargello quilt, it's gorgeous, Jane! You make me want to run to my sewing room and get out my scraps to make one too. :o)

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your handknit socks. They are beautiful and I bet they keep your toes warm. Lucky you, that DD1 is such a fab knitter! Enjoy. :o)

Shirley said...

Love your post Jane and well done to DD1 for making and giving a special gift. Like the idea of the coverlet.

Lynda said...

The bargello is gorgeous - it really is very satisfying to make! I love the results of paper piecing, but could only make a block or two as I find it so tedious. Your basket is perfect.

Jilly - And Sew We Go said...

What a lovely blog, looking forward to seeing more.

Hugs Jill xx

Thimbleanna said...

You're so funny! Indeed...it doesn't really matter what a short row heel is -- as long as you have a nice warm pair of socks. LOVE those blue blocks -- your points ont he basket are amazing!