Monday, January 19, 2015

C for Counted Cross Stitch

This post is being brought you by the A counted cross stitch quilt.
This was one on those quilts that was made from a kit with the panels done in counted cross stitch and those lovely blue dots to quilt by.
At first I thought NO Way am I going to follow those ^&*(# dots......but after pondering and thinking and testing and thinking and staring (yes, a lot of that stand and stare was going on) I re-considered and decided to do just that.  The cross hatching was almost 3 inches apart so everything went much faster than normal (my cross-hatching is usually 1 inch), and darn if I just couldn't talk myself into putting a pantograph on it.
So enough delays, here she is

Sunday, January 4, 2015

January 2015

Okay, so it's been forever since I posted on this blog.  First, came Quilt Market and several I can't shows, then came the Christmas/Holiday gift time and MORE I can't shows.

So we blogged once about what we were piecing on and how we get our inspiration, and then

The holidays are now over and I only have one quilt left for pickup from the season.

I finished piecing my dancing nines quilts and they are now ready to go on the machine

I knitted a bright sweater for my granddaughter.

And I also allowed myself to get sucked into a mystery quilt.  I got hooked into all the chatter of Bonnie Hunters, Grand Illusion Mystery Quilt.  It ends up being just a little too busy for me, but will be a great quilt to work on some different freehand quilting with.

In November, I ran my first 5K race, and managed to get lost once running around my house ( note to self ALWAYS take your reading glasses so you can read your phone maps)

Now for some quilts