I’m still sick. Sad face. And I’m sick of being sick. I started on antibiotics and prednisone on Monday. Thankfully the prednisone is done because I have a REALLY really hard time resting with that stuff in my system. (Think: rearranging my bedroom, etc.) I’m resting this morning – in bed with the t.v. on, homemade chicken soup for breakfast and rest. Anyway, hopefully today I will turn the corner!
On to some quilting!
Earlier last year I was working on Japanese quilt blocks and started a flickr group for it. I ended up getting so busy with other things, it got pushed to the side and my quilt in progress ended up in my WIP’s. I’ve noticed, though, that these are some of my most popular posts and searches that people have found me by.
I really love making these blocks. They are different and fun. My first time with the blocks I used my scraps. This time through I want to use some nice new fabrics.
So, I’m starting the series up as a Block of the Month. I’ll present 2 block tutorials per month for 10 months beginning February 12th. I plan to do the quilt as you go method and will post on that each month. I will also post the fabric requirements with the first block tutorial. I had hoped to have things a little more together, but being sick threw a monkey wrench in my plans!
Last night I finished this knit head band. It is the first time I followed a pattern and I learned to do cabling. I really enjoyed doing it and am getting better and better!
The pattern started with a row of 16 stitches and following the pattern for 20 rounds. Then, to pick up 62 stitches across the long edge and to knit in the round for 20 rows. To finish off it said to fold in half and knit the next stitch as well as a stitch from the other side to stitch together and bind off. It turned out fine but I ended up with this ridge where I did the binding off/stitching together.
If you knit, do you know what I did wrong? The headband looks good and you can’t tell since it is inside, but I want to do it right!
Tomorrow is the St. Louis Modern Quilt Guild meeting. I haven’t been in a long time so I’m excited to go. My mother-in-law is going to come with me and afterward have lunch and visit a local quilt shop. Can’t wait!
Well, I hope you have a lovely day. I want to tell you how much I appreciate you following my blog and I love your comments.