Here it is May 2nd already and I have been missing in action for more than two weeks. Our little grandchild that was due the first part of May decided to put in an appearance a little more than three weeks early. Mom and baby are fine as well as beautiful. So I have been busy helping anyway I can as well as sneaking in a little sewing. So here's what's on my design floor right now.
It another baby quilt for this for my new little grandson. I'm going to use this pattern somewhat. My son requested a quilt that featured a transportation theme. We found this design in a Leisure Arts Book called "Quick Method Quilts" published in 1994.
However as always I will just be using the pattern for inspiration. I want to design my own vehicles, change the size of the blocks, put vehicles in the empty squares, and make the quilt square. Stay tuned for future progress!
I finished the quilt top that was on my last design floor posting. I hope to sandwich it today and start quilting. I changed some of the colors and I'm glad I did. I like the brighter colors much better.
I've also been knitting in the evenings, nothing too spectacular, just some dish cloths. I love the knitted ones and I also like to be able to bleach them when I wash them, so mine are made with white or unbleached cotton yarn. I love to knit patterns so I vary the design with each cloth to prevent boredom. It's a good way to make vegging in front of the TV productive and guilt-free.
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