Thursday, March 5, 2015

SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED

Lots of projects going on here again.  I have mostly been concentrating on the signature quilt that my future daughter in law would like for the wedding.  The colours I chose are similar to that of the bridesmaid dresses.  I am working my way out to include all the colours. In that plain white block I plan to put their initials again like in their wedding quilt.


The challenge here for me is to somehow include some purple.......

February was my month to ask for blocks for the Heal group of do.good stitches. Last year I asked them for scrappy 15 patch blocks, and I am adding to them again this year : )  I hope to have this one sewn into a top real soon


A couple more string blocks in the same colour way another group asked for


and some partial blocks to be thrown in the mix with a bunch of others


While hubby and I were away, I visited my favourite yarn shop again.  I came back with these pretties


I plan on making myself something out of the gold yarn and the rest will be knit up to give away.
This is hat #6 I think. It's called the 'rib knit' baby hat. So easy,  and the buttons are the finishing touch  : )


This week I have been teaching a beginner quilt class.  Now there are 5 new quilters to encourage!
Enjoy your week and as always, thanks for stopping by

23 comments:

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Carla! I have missed you - I guess I don't have enough time for blog reading. Signiture quilt is NEW to me but sounds wonderful! Those 15 patch blocks are fantastic! You can guess that I love those colours and small patches. Happy knitting with your lovely yarns! x Teje

Needled Mom said...

The colors in the signature blocks are so pretty. That is such a great idea too.

The bee blocks are wonderful. I can't wait to see what becomes of them.

I love those wee little knit caps. The buttons are a great finish!

Unknown said...

Whoops! My heal blocks are still in their envelope sitting on the dining room table. I will get them into the mail tomorrow!
Lynne

Patchwork and Play said...

The little knitted hat is very cute! Made all the more special with the leaf buttons!

Kim said...

Can I come and sit in your quilting class...please! All those blocks of scrappy gorgeousness...love them. So that is the wool that made your purse a wee bit lighter. Cute, cute wee hat. Oh and your signature quilt is coming along wonderfully. I am sure you will rise to the challenge of adding a dash of purple...you always surmount mountains and yodel a victorious and happy song!! ;)

Diane-crewe said...

the wedding quilt is going to be beautiful xx love the colours in the wool x

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Wow, another quilt for the wedding. I'm sure you'll find the right purple to go with it.

W-S Wanderings said...

You are positively rich with creativity!

Jayne said...

That is going to be such a special quilt Carla! I'm loving the bright blocks however...

Rene' said...

Love your vision for the signature quilt and blocks!

rachel said...

I love the wedding quilt so much! And I also love the blue and olive stripey blocks! and that hat is adorable. you should open up an etsy shop!

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

It's so nice that you are able to introduce quilting to new quilters. They are surely lucky to have you for a teacher with all the lovely work you do.

Glinda ♥ said...

Slow down, lady! Gosh you are a busy bee - that signature quilt block looks amazing but I bet it takes ages to do? Your DIL will love it ... what a splendid idea :)

Christine @ 12,450miles said...

I love seeing your blocks in progress! Always so inspiring.

The signature quilt is going to be beautiful!! I love it.

And I ADORE that little blue rib hat! So precious.

Teresa in Music City said...

Everything you sew is so precise and perfect Carla! And don't even get me started on your perfect talent for choosing yummy fabrics!!! The signature quilt is a great idea - wish I had thought of it when my children were married.... maybe the grands?

Craftycreate said...

Lovely blocks and colourful wool and so cute hat.

Janine said...

I love the look of the signature quilt. Your daughter in law must be thrilled with all these pretties. And another adorable hat! You really should get an award for best baby hat knitter! Thanks for linking with Wool on Sundays :)

Jayne said...

The quilt looks lovely - and I love that baby hat! Too cute!

Linda said...

The wedding quilt turned out just amazing! Congratulations! It has so much thought and love put into it. I love the signature quilt too. How about using the purple for the binding? So nice to hear that you will be teaching some beginners to quilting. Hope they get hooked!

quiltmania said...

The wedding signature quilt is going to be wonderful. What a lucky bride! Two quilts!!!

Soma Acharya said...

Your quilting blocks are so very pretty, love all the colours. That baby hat is simply adorable, perfect finishing touch with those buttons.

-Soma

Granny Maud's Girl said...

I find adding purple a challenge too! Maybe a lavender or lilac colour will work with the other signature blocks.

OPQuilt said...

I'm always in awe of your knitting--you have such talent shooting out of your fingers at all times! Fun blocks--in your hands they will become a great quilt.

Elizabeth