Friday, March 16, 2012

a start.

Hey, guess what... I sewed something!  Okay, well I cut up a ton of fabric and I started a new quilt.  There is not much sewing going on over here, which also means no blogging for me.  I've missed them both.  Finley is 20 months now, and she is at the age where she is on the go all the time.  It is such a fun time, just not very conducive to sewing.  But I am okay with that, I'll get back to it soon enough.
  new fabric!
I stashed this gorgeous set of fat quarters last year sometime.  It is Anna Maria Horner's Garden Party, and it may be my favorite of all her lines.  It is so bright and graphic and springy.
Garden Party pickledish
This will be a big old king sized Pickledish quilt for our bed.  Not quite sure what I'm thinking... not much sewing time yet I pick out a rather difficult, long term project. Oh well, I think it is going to be pretty great. 
Garden Party pickledish
I'm following Aneela's pickledish quilt-along for this.  I spent a couple afternoons last week cutting out 1600ish wedges.  It went really fast actually.  I cut my fat quarters into 4" strips and then used my Dresden plate ruler to cut the wedges.  Plus, I watched Downton Abbey (I'm obsessed!!!) so that made it go fast too. 
Garden Party pickledish 
Hard to believe that those pretty fat quarters are all cut up!  But I have 1600 wedges, 200 squares, and a thread covered shirt to prove it:
hermione socks 
See my new socks?  This is my second pair.  I've discovered that sock knitting is the perfect hobby for a mom with a busy toddler.  Small, compact, and travels everywhere.  Perfect.  Needless to say, I knit alot.  I'm halfway done with my third pair of socks, I have new needles and sock yarn on the way, and I just picked out my first cardigan pattern.  Oh yes, I love knitting.  More info on these pinks socks can be found here on Ravelry.
hermione socks
Hope you have a great weekend!  It is rainy today so we are heading out to watch The Lorax after school, and tomorrow it is supposed to be 70 and sunny here.  Can't wait!

xo, A

17 comments:

  1. love your fabrics, can't wait to see how they go together

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  2. So nice to see your blog pop up in my reader! Your pickledish is going to be awesome! King size = totally doable! Although I will admit, I need about a years break from giant quilts now that I've finished my top! ;)

    Love your new socks!

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  3. wow angela! that quilt will be amazing. and love all your knitting. glad that your little girl is keeping you entertained. :)

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  4. Looks great! Those busy days with kids, mine are in school now, one for only half days though. I did a lot of crocheting when they were little and not much sewing. I appreciate my sewing time a lot more now. The next problem is they want to use your sewing machine as they get older. That cuts into sewing time to! Nothing a trip to the sewing machine store can't fix! We now have two machines.

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  5. Cute socks lady! And your Pickledish is going to be fab! It's one of my fave patterns ever, and I thought it was really fun to sew too.

    I hear ya about toddlers cutting out sewing time! Just when I was able to get a bit of time with Lucy old enough to occupy herself and Liv just hanging out on the floor, this little one is about to crawl!

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  6. Fantastic!!! I'm so glad you are making the pickledish in those fabrics because they look just magic all laid out together. Your socks look perfect too and I just cast on my first pair....eeek!!

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  7. Yes, knitting is so addicting! I'm about to start a cardigan too, Paulie. Just waiting for my yarn to come in. Friend me on Ravelry, I'm mleknits.
    Any quilt made with AMH will be gorgeous!

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  8. That is going to be a fun quilt! And I think that when parenting a toddler, nap time is meant to be sewing time, not cleaning / cooking time.

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  9. How nice to see you pop up again so a big HELLO and looking forward to seeing your new quilt take shape

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  10. These fabrics are way out of my box, but I loved how your arcs looked. This is going to be a beautiful quilt, and I am already jealous.

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  11. Looks like that will be a great quilt when you are done! P.S. I love your first pair of purple-ish socks, they look so cozy :)

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  12. I love those socks! They are the cutest thing ever!

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  13. Oh, I can't wait to see it come along, Angela! What an incredible collection and all cut up into little pieces. Wow.

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  14. Wow, I'm jealous of all your Garden Party! I have most of them, but not all! I agree on it being such a great line, full of colorful Spring goodness!!

    And those socks! Awesome!! I only ever made one sock, I couldn't handle the fine yarn and tiny needles. You rock!

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  15. i think garden party is my favorite, too. can't wait to see this finished!

    i just finished season one of downton abbey & have to wait "a very long time" for the first disc of season 2, according to netflix...boo!

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  16. Ooooh, that will be a wonderful quilt!
    Hope you're having a great week!
    ~Jessica

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  17. all this luscious quilty stuff aside...let's talk downton abbey.....
    where on earth did you manage to find season 2 (i noticed on your iPad)??? i searched all weekend for a free version (after just having watched season 1 on netflix) for it and can't find it anywhere. I almost bought the entire season 2 + the christmas special from amazon, but there wasn't a way to have it play on my iPad~ the iPad would've needed a flash player, etc. etc. etc. DID you manage to watch seanson 2 for free?? oh, details PLEASE!!!! i'm sooooo envious you got to see the second season. can you even believe how incredibly fantastic the show is???!!! OMGoodness~~~

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