Tuesday, January 1, 2013

On the Wall

My first pictures for 2013.

I gave some thought as to what I would focus on this year.  When I went in to my room, I realized it's time to make some quilts with my leaders and enders from last year.  So, that's how this year will begin.  First, I have sewed 2" squares in four patches all year.  I've looked for a pattern I liked and finally settled on one from Bonnie hunter's addicted to scraps series in Quiltmaker magazine.  I had gotten a beautiful cheddar solid and have been wanting to use it.  I think I will love this quilt.

Then I found this leader ender challenge on Bonnie's site.  She had this going after finding an antique quilt.  I'm not totally happy with the light bow ties, so I made more.  That is my usual answer to a color that doesn't play well.

This is the small box I have, but it doesn't take much to make a block.  This quilt will be as large as the bow ties I have.  These finish 3.5 each.
And lastly my first finished project for 2013, although knitting.  I've wanted to knit socks for a long time and finally bite the dust and started.  Took a lot to get over my hesitation in making socks, but I keep after it and finally have a pair.  I'm so pleased with the end pair.


Sharie - Moss Bluff said...

Linda, I love your bow ties. The colors are super and the back ground "mustard" color is terrific. It will be a neat quilt and I love your socks. That is something I have wanted to do, my problem being, is I have too many things in the fire. I look at this stuff and I wonder where am I going to find the time and the energy to do all of it. I need to erase about 20 years off my age and quit sleeping.

Linda said...

No kidding, I'll never do all I want to. Thanks for your comments.