Whilst I was mooching about cleaning and sorting and chucking I came upon a few started projects that I really want to finish. Before I had my own blog I was an avid reader and blatant copycat - lol ! When everyone in blogland started making socks - guess what ? I found this one with only about an inch left to knit and so finished it up. I made another pair before this but second sock syndrome bit with this one. I will start the other later tonight.
I also found a scrap of calico with a red border added left over from the little quilt I made a few weeks ago. This was the one where I did mitred borders. So waste not, want not ! I have been admiring the stitcheries of a lot of talented bloggers so found a little picture to have an experiment with. This is the result - a rather strange little cat who looks like he's been drinking wine instead of milk - lol ! Go on - have a laugh ! I did ! Think I'll stick to piecing - lol !
Anyway moving on, I thought I'd try and get my PIF gifts done too. I won't post pictures yet until they're on their way but here's a little peak ! You see the patterned fabric - well that's one of my favourites ! I thought long and hard about using it. I may never be able to get anymore.....pathetic I know. When I had actually cut all my pieces and found I only have a very small bit left I actually felt a bit down. I'm sure you all know the feeling !
And last of all I have long since had a plan to make some sort of medallion quilt. I found this block that had all the applique pieces prepared and had even been started. Now I am not brilliant at applique and the only way I can ever get the shapes to look like they are supposed to is to baste them onto freezer paper. I would absolutely love to be able to do needleturn and one day I will have a proper go at it but for now I will stick to freezer paper. Even though it is a bit awkward and more time-consuming at least you can tell what the things are. I once tried a needle-turned cat. Well it was anybodies guess what it should have been. Never seen anything that looked less like a cat. So this block will be the middle of my medallion quilt I think. I know I said I was not starting anything new but technically this was - IN Progress - so doesn't count -lol !
See you soon - sorting out all my quilt magazines. Keep getting distracted though - I WILL be ruthless....