Still unable to use sewing machine much due to ongoing back problems - have a few new blocks to show you next time though.
So lots of hand sewing going on. I am currently hand quilting my log cabin sampler which now looks like this.
Sneaky shot of Patrick holding it up. Newly tidied noticeboard in the background - was a real mess before.
Also been working on my 3D hexie quilt which is growing nicely.
I am thinking of a new English Paper Piecing project but really want this together first. I am being quite good about not starting anything new although a couple of friends are expecting babies and we all know what that means :-)
And as promised here are the instructions for the little knitted squares.
I use Double Knitting wool for these and 4.5mm needles but as long as you use a correct needle this pattern will work with any type of wool. Maybe just make one for sizing purposes. I use two colours.
Cast on 89 stitches with colour 1
1st row (colour 1) - Knit
2nd row (colour 1) - K2tog, ( K19, K3tog ) 3 times, K19, K2tog. 81 sts
3rd row + every following alternate row using colour from previous row - Knit row.
4th row (colour 1) - K2tog, (K17, K3tog ) 3 times, K17, K2tog. 73 sts
6th row (colour 2) - K2tog, (K15, K3tog ) 3 times, K15, K2tog. 65 sts
8th row (colour 2) - K2tog, (K13, K3tog ) 3 times, K13, K2tog. 57 sts
10th row ( colour 1) - K2tog, (K11, K3tog ) 3 times, K11, K2tog. 49 sts
12th row ( colour 1 ) - K2tog, (K9, K3tog ) 3 times, K9, K2tog. 41 sts
14th row ( colour 2 ) - K2tog, (K7, K3tog ) 3 times, K7, K2tog. 33 sts
16th row ( colour 2 ) - K2tog, (K5, K3tog ) 3 times, K5, K2tog. 25 sts
18th row ( colour 1 ) - K2tog, (K3, K3tog ) 3 times, K3, K2tog. 17 sts
20th row ( colour 1 ) - K2tog, (K1, K3tog ) 3 times, K1, K2tog. 9 sts
22th row ( colour 1 ) - ( K3tog ) 3 times. 3 sts
23rd row ( colour 1 ) - K3tog and fasten off.
They will look like this and then you simply sew up the row edges.
Have fun - I have made a good few of these and will probably do more during the Winter months.
I have also been working on my cross stitch but have forgotten to take pictures and it is late now so that's something else for again xxxx