Making a big departure from knitting socks, I tried my hand at making some fingerless gloves. I found the pattern on Lion Brand Yarn’s website that uses their yarn called “Amazing.” I love how so many colors shade into one another in such a random way. I think it was the yarn that got me interested in this project. Once I got started it only took a couple evenings sitting in front of the TV to make each glove, and with the leftover yarn I made a small garter stitch scarf to complete the set. This pattern was really easy. I like these a lot and will probably make more, perhaps as gifts.
When I was getting ready for the Frogpond Retreat last spring, I decided it would be fun to have a little signature quilt from all the attendees as a memento from the occasion. So I hurried and made a little twister quilt with muslin, a pink/orange fabric and a bright pink fossil fern. You may notice that one of the twisters is a little short. That’s because I cut it wrong, but since I didn’t have enough fabric to do it over, I just left it as it is.
All of my retreaters signed the muslin sections and I brought it home. One of my roommates at the retreat, Pam, had been working on a little quilt that was in exactly the same colors as my signature quilt. It was quite a nice coincidence and a few days after we got home, Pam and I met and exchanged some of the fabrics we had used. I decided her Kona solids would make a perfect border for my quilt.
I thought about it a while and ended up piecing these Seminole borders, which is something I always wanted to try anyway. Then after some more thought I decided on the little paper pieced corners. I think they look pretty good for a first try. That striped binding that I dug out of my stash is just laying under the top as I haven’t quilted it yet. It has orange and pink and red stripes that match quite nicely. I happen to love using striped fabric in bindings so this is perfect. Maybe this weekend I will get it quilted.
That’s all for now. Happy Day!