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Published May 14, 2012 by kazkitty

I’ve been slowly working on the new quilt, cutting most of the sections I’m going to need, and have been piecing the blocks together bit by bit.

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I’m completely in love with this fabric… the colors, the prints.. everything. Like an idiot, I cut the first few pieces too small (MEASURE TWICE, STUPID), but I *think* I’ve managed to fix that in the sewing. Crossing my fingers that nothing falls apart…

While searching for something in my sewing bins, I came across a bag of blue and green fabrics. Some were already cut into shapes, and the rest was bigger pieces. Puzzled, I pulled it out and tried to remember what I had been attempting. A quilt of sorts, I imagine.. but it had to have been at least 5 years ago (probably longer than that) that I had begun working on whatever this was.

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Being me (slightly insane, and likely to make stupid choices), I had the “brilliant” idea that I wanted to make hexagons. Yes! Little tiny hexagons that I can take with me and make anywhere.. then piece together later. A portable sewing project!

But wait.. this is starting to sound familiar…

Oh yeah.. that’s because I’m already doing the same thing in yarn.
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And I’ve only been working on that project since AUGUST. I never learn, do I? And why do I have this crazy obsession with hexagons???

At least I’m making some progress on the hexipuffs… I’m up to 71 now.
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I found the little hexagon templates at Jo-Ann Fabrics. And they were on sale! 50% off! They were calling to me, I swear.
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Come on… look how cute they are…
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I know.. I think I’m starting to lose it too…

But I’ve still been knitting. Making slooooooow progress on the Jeweled Cowl. Beads + Mal Lace = Pretty awesome.. but a slow knit.
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And I’ve been spinning!

Spunky Eclectic Club Fiber (Merino/Bamboo), colorway Beach Day. Currently being spun on the Bristlecone St. Patty’s Day glindle, and Dragon twindle.
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Corgi Hill Farm Merino/Yak in Marsala. Currently being spun on the Bosworth Moosie.
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I’ve got plans for more knitting projects.. just want to get some of this older stuff finished up first. I also have to pick out some pretty fiber to spin for Tour de Fleece, which will be coming up soon. Can’t wait for that to start!

Finished Quilt!

Published May 10, 2012 by kazkitty

Dario’s baby quilt is finished!

I am so proud of myself for actually finishing something.. and now I’ve definitely been bitten by the quilting bug. I must make more!

I know this wasn’t typical baby colors… but his nursery stuff is all green and brown. Hopefully Iveta will like it.. I’m pretty sure baby isn’t going to care as long as he can lay on it and drool all over the place.

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I started quilting around the center diamond out, on both sides of the seam.. pretty much because I had no idea what else to do. But I really like the way it came out! I probably should have used a lighter color thread, but I like it anyways.

I couldn’t find any of the fabrics I used for the top, so I went with a fun polka dot green for the back.

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Isn’t the diamond pattern on the back cute?

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So what’s next?

I went to Quilting by the Yard in Vernon today and picked up fabric for my next quilting project. I’m going to attempt to make this pattern, called Ruby, Pearl and Opal.

I picked up a layer cake, yardage for the sashing, backing, and binding.
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Originally I had planned on something brighter like in the pattern.. but I’m digging the vintage-y vibe from these fabrics. I think it’ll turn out sweet and girly (but hopefully not TOO girly).

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Guess I should stop putzing around on the net and get to cutting!

Ct Sheep and Wool

Published May 10, 2012 by kazkitty

I know, I know.. that was two weekends ago.. but I’m a forgetful blogger. 😉

It was a fairly nice day, although a little windy.. and the festival seemed a little smaller than usual. I heard that it wasn’t organized as well this year.. hopefully it’s back to normal next year. I picked up Tracy and Paula, and we met Jacie and Kris there.

I watched a sheep shearing (and missed the bunny shearing demo AGAIN).

The sheep didn’t look very happy afterwards.

Kris oohed and ahhed over all the fluffy fleeces.

Jacie and Tracy said NO. Fleece is smelly and annoying to clean. And full of poop. Who wants to deal with that? (I agree with them.. poop is icky)

It’s ok Kris.. one day you’ll get that fleece you’ve been dreaming of. 😉

In the meantime, play with that pretty new yarn you bought!

And go try on some funky hats!

This one is my favorite… Rawr!

It was a fun day hanging out with the grrls! And I was mostly good and only bought three lovely skeins of Sophia (MCN sock) from Ball and Skein in Rusty Nails. I’m planning on knitting a Featherweight Cardi from them.

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We stopped by Rein’s Deli on the way home (so yummy!) and peeked into the yarn store and quilting store in the same plaza. I picked up a Jelly Roll of pretty Moda fabric in Hello Luscious and can’t wait to make a quilt out of it.

Another fun weekend outing! ❤