I have been knitting, and pictured above is a little bit of my new favourite ever knitted thing. (Sorry little brother, your kilt socks have moved down to Number Two.) The pattern won’t be available for a while, but you can see better examples of it over at Ysolda’s blog. I’ll make more – I love a baby gift that looks impressive but is really easy and fun to knit. And there are so many possibilities for colour combinations.
But mainly today I was going to talk about another finished quilt, which made it to the completed pile a few weeks ago. Suddenly I had 30 minutes to take pictures before it had to be sent, and it was raining, a lot.
So some not-so-great indoor pictures are all I have -
An improvised top, backing from Ikea (and most appropriate for a house-warming gift – I need to find some more), and the binding was mostly leftovers from my Picnic Blanket skirt with some top leftovers to fill in the gaps. It was my first time doing a completely machine-sewn binding that wasn’t on a quilt destined for a dog, and I like it. I find the teeny little stitches all the way around very pleasing!
I quilted this using an awesome tutorial from Film in the Fridge called Big Diamond, Little Diamond. Definitely using this again, its so pretty. My photos really don’t do it justice! I just have one more quilt to write about and I’m all caught up. Maybe I will attempt an actual knitting post next…