Friday, February 22, 2008

More quilting and a knitting FO!

First, my latest finished knitting object:

These first three pictures are before I blocked it.

I really like this picture:

And here it is when I put it on the floor for blocking:

The weather has been icky and overcast so I don't have any decent after-blocking pictures. Hopefully soon!

It's an upcoming pattern from Sivia Harding, called Norwegian Woods. It was fun to knit!


On the quilting front, here's a quilt I've just finished quilting. First on the machine:

And off the machine:

Here's the back, and you might be able to see th quilting a little bit better:

It's my cousin Kristin's first quilt, and my mom helped her finish the top. I put the binding on the front while the quilt was on the machine, so all that needs to be done is to trim it and hand-sew the binding on the back.

I think she did a great job!


I've been bad about answering comments, so to Penny: my quilting machine is pretty basic--no stitch regulator, no computerized anything. :-) While I've seen some beautiful quilts done with computerized machines, most of the enjoyment of quilting is, for me, running the machine. If I just set it to go it would take most of the fun out of it. I don't want to offend anyone with a computerized machine, they just aren't for me.


I have some tags I need to do, but hopefully I'll get to those later. I've had a rather phenomenal head cold for the past few days, and all I've been able to do is lay on the couch and rest. Today I'm feeling the need to get caught up on some of the things I've been neglecting, although I've got to be careful not to overdo! I missed the monthly quilt guild meeting last night but hopefully I'll be well enough to go to a spin in this evening.

Have a great weekend, everyone!


Taueret said...

wow, you are on fire with your quilting machine! "upcoming pattern"- does that mean you got to test knit?

Penny said...

The shawl is beautiful. I can't wait to see the finished shots, or even better, in person!

I agree about the computerized machines - it's no fun if you don't get to actually do the quilting yourself. I asked about the stitch regulator because your stitches look so nice and even :)

I hope you feel better soon - take care :)

Lisa Boyer said...

Wow! Eye candy! Beautiful quilt and stunning shawl! I love red.

Kathy said...

How inspiring! That brilliant red is just what I needed after looking at white all week (snow upon snow here). I love what you are doing with the quilts, too, Kat.

As for the "cold", you're not alone. This has been a bad season for most everyone I know - colds or flu that hangs on forever! I've talked to people who have had "colds" going on for a month. Not a nice thing to hear for anyone...and the hacking and sniffling I hear in the stores just illustrates that this is a particularly bad season. :( Get well soon!

Romi said...

Ooooh! Gorgeous! Both. I love the red. :)