Friday, June 21, 2013

City Sampler Blocks 7-9

Next set of City Sampler blocks --- check!

Block #7
Block #8

Block #9

Blocks 1 - 9
And just off camera, Emma waiting patiently to play with my blocks.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Currently on the needles....

I've been bit by the knitting bug!

I just cast on a new project and I'm addicted.  During the past winter, I took a knitting class. I didn't learn very much (or knit very much) but I finished my project.  During the class, I went to my local yarn shop Hooked (formerly Woolplay) and saw sample blocks from Michelle Hunter's book Building Blocks.  I never thought I'd knit an afghan (blanket?) but the blocks were so soft. 

First block - barely in progress
First block - 1/2 done
The yarn is Simpliworsted and is a superwash wool, acrylic, and nylon blend.  It's is so soft and buttery.  It's a little bit splitty but the colors are amazing.  So far I've only picked up bubblebum, but I plan on adding gray and framboise too.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

City Sampler Sew Along - Blocks #1 - 6

Have you joined in the City Sampler sew along yet?? 

It's a quilt along using Tula Pink's new book, City Sampler: 100 Modern Quilt Blocks.

It's a lot of fun & all the cool kids are doing it :)

I missed out on the Farmer's Wife QAL so I knew I had to get my act together to not miss this one.

I'm using Vintage Modern by Bonnie and Camille for my blocks.  The blocks finish at 6" so a lot of the pieces are super small.

Block 1
Block 2
Block 3

Block 4

Block 5 - not as wonky as it appears in photo

Block 6
Fabric for blocks 7, 8, 9 is already cut and ready to be sewn.  If you haven't joined in, there is still plenty of time.  Don't forget & join the flickr group too!