Wednesday 31 December 2014

Happy New Year

Well it's been a while again but since I'm not making cards (at the moment) and playing with fabric, the projects take longer but it's all still happening. I've started knitting again as it's winter and found this cute little shawl pattern on the internet.

I was supposed to block the lace edging but decided not to as I liked the bounce and frilly effect.  It's likely the blocking would lose that.

It's a cute extra warm layer for these cold frosty days.

I bought a charm pack at a local quilt show.  I love bright colour but when I put it all together I thought it was going to be a horrible clash.  Luckily I've managed to settle it down with the mellow border and solid colour edging the blocks.  

My local quilting shop came up with this brilliant binding (see above) which picks up the colours from all the blocks.  

It looks really cheerful on the coffee table.  Finally, I've been looking at this quilt pattern called Gypsy Wife for ages.  

So I ordered the pattern and have started making all the different blocks from the scraps that I have in my fabric stash.  I think I'm finally getting more accurate! (click on pics below for a slide show of some of the blocks I've made so far).


Happy New Year everyone!  Hope it brings you all you desire.


massofhair said...

Can see why you have been so occupied Carol, your shawl looks very warm and cosy and am loving the Gypsy quilt design, looks fantastic.

Happy 2015 :-) xxx

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Karin said...

Wow Carol, you've been keeping yourself very busy. I'm really impressed with your table runner it looks fabulous and your blocks look great too!
Happy New Year x

Anonymous said...

Happy New year Carol and I love your scarf!

Heather said...

I love that Gypsy Wife pattern - a great design for making use of the fabrics you already have. Your coffee table runner is beautiful - you are getting good at this quilting lark!
Love the cosy shawl too - just the thing for these chilly evenings. Happy New Year and lots more lovely quilting.

hazel said...

Wonderful needlework Carol - I wish I had the patience.
Happy New Year.
xxx Hazel.

JoZart Designs said...

Wow! Great makes sneaked up on us. You have been busy for sure. I really love your shawl/scarf and the runner but I am so taken by the prospect of your next project. Can't wait to see it finished.
Happy New Year, love Jo xxx

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Beautiful crafty makes Carol! Hope you had a peaceful Christmas and happy New Year to you and your family. And happy birthday, too! Hugs xx

Paula J Atkinson said...

Love the shawl, I think the lace looks cool.
Great quilting too. I tried my hand at it but found myself too impatient but I did make two large cushions of which I am extremely proud.

karen said...

lovely work Carol, the shawl looks so delicate and I love the patchwork piece.

Connie said...

I love visiting your blog and thought that it was about time I left a comment and told you so :) I'm like you in the fact that I like to try new things . . . life is just too short to be stuck on one creative path. When there are fabrics, inks, paints, papers, etc. Well, a girl has just got to get her hands in the mess:)
Your long time fan and follower,
Connie :)

Sid said...

Carol, your sewing skills are to die for ! That runner looks fab and so will the quilt I am sure. Your knitting knocks me over too !!