Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Funky Boxes - Top done!!

Today I finished the final seams needed to put the top together and then added a simple brown border. The quilt is uber-busy, so I think I can get away with just an inch of brown all around it. The timing is just right, because I am going to my parent's house this weekend and will hopefully be able to quilt it on the longarm. This might be the first baby quilt that I'll have completed prior to the baby being born. What a novelty!
In non-quilty news: I am taking a knitting class. As if I needed another hobby! I'm justifying this because knitting is very mobile and I can do it in situations where I can't quilt. The class is at a lovely yarn shop in Verona, The Sow's Ear.
This is my practice piece. DON'T LOOK TOO CLOSE!
They are having us start with practicing the knit and purl (pearl? perl?) stitches without a purpose of making anything with it. After we do that for a while (a week), we get to make a scarf. I've already purchased the yarn for it--it's gorgeous! (Mossy green, part alpaca, part wool--picture to follow).
I wish I could just wiggle my nose and have this whole thing figured out, because I have a lot of practing to do in order to be happy with the results.


  1. I've been waiting to see the finish quilt. It is just beautiful. Lucky baby.

  2. that quilt is gorgeous!!! good for you!!!
    and the knitting, very ambitious! I have no patience... can't do it. god bless anyone who can.

  3. The quilt is beautiful!

    Your knitting skills will improve very quickly. I was knitting socks within a few months! I hope my quilting skills improve just as quickly!

  4. Oooh! I like your funky boxes quilt!