Friday, June 1, 2012

Two more finishes!!


I finally picked out fabric for the borders and finished the mystery quilt! I added a 2 inch lighter purple fabric. It's hard to see but there are some shiny little dots speckled over the fabric. The larger border is 6 inches wide and also has a bit of sparkle to it. It's purple but sort of changes over to a dark pink every so often. I plan on binding with a plain black fabric. Of course, it has to be quilted first!

This is the shawl I've been working on from Vogue Knitting. The yarn is sort of silvery purple. My mom came over the other day and really liked it so I ended up giving it to her! I love knitting these shawls but not sure if I would wear them very often. I was happy that my mom was actually planning on using it.

I have to keep myself from starting any new project. I have to machine quilt a few quilt tops first. I just have to keep reminding myself! It's so easy to start a new project!

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  1. Pretty! Knitting always fascinates me! The shawl is very pretty. It is so hard not to start new projects! Part of the fun of quilting is going from project to project, but I guess we should finish something every now and then! hahaha. :)

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    1. I will allow myself to work on a tote bag or mug rug but nothing else! Hope I can stick to it! It really is hard not to start something new!!

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  2. That quilt looks simply awesome! I love the way it looks and the colors are sooooo pretty! Your knitting is gorgeous, thanks for sharing the pics!

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    1. Thanks, Kati! The scrap part of the quilt was made from fabrics I had in my stash. I did buy the border fabric specifically for this quilt. So glad you like the quilt and the shawl!

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  3. Your choice for borders is perfect--so pretty.
    That shawl is a great color--bet your Mom will wear that a lot...
    I have also called a halt to any new projects: have to finish my spider quilting -----have a great weekend.
    Julierose

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    1. Thanks, Julierose! There are so many wonderful projects out there that I'm really going to have to keep myself from starting them! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  4. The quilt is lovely! The borders goes so well with the blocks and love the idea of bounding the quilt with black fabric. How will you be quilting it by the way? Can't wait to see your other finishes as well.
    Your knitted shawl is gorgeous! Love the design and colour!

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    1. That's a good question! The border fabric has small swirls in it so I thought a large swirl in the 4-patches and perhaps straight lines through the small squares following the lines they make. Not sure. I'll let you know! Thanks for the compliments!

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  5. The quilt is fantastic. I love your choice of fabric for the border. It brings out the colors in the quilt. I am sure your mom will enjoy the shawl.

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    1. My mom thinks the shawl will come in handy since air conditioning is on and sometimes she gets chilly. It may be easier than a sweater. So happy you like my borders! Thanks for the nice words!

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  6. Yes, it is very hard not to start a new project. Your mystery quilt turned out gorgeous!

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  7. Thanks, Sharon! So nice to hear!

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  8. I love the shawl and am wanting to knit one with wool for the chilly weather. I'm a cold-natured gal and like to wrap up. I've seen one I like on the Brit TV series "Lark Rise to Candleford", a woman in a small hamlet (set in period time) wears one and I'd like to make something similar. I have a thing for old-fashioned and period stuff. :-)

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    1. Thanks, Connie! I love the shawls too. I think they're so pretty and seem to be making a come back. We'll be in the height of fashion!!

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