Friday, March 25, 2011

washed and in use

The picture of the quilt being basted from my last post was the made for the Robert Kaufman Solids challenge that I participated in along side many quilters from the LAMQG.
I have been meaning to take pictures of it finished, but never seemed to have the time...then last weekend it started raining. Well needless to say, the quilt fell into the washer, then jumped into the dryer and has spent a good amount of time in the last week looking like this

I backed it with some amazingly warm AMH flannel, which makes this quilt a new fav for knitting on the sofa.

 I wish I had taken pictures of it all laid out for you, mainly because of the crazy quilting I did on this one, it was quite intense. But the odds of that happening now are pretty slim. If Izzy and I aren't snuggled under it, then the boys are playing tug of war with it.

As for the knitting that is going on, well I have been working on my very first sweater. I chose a pattern by Melissa LeBarre called Tea Leaves. It is a really pretty cardigan that I have admired for a long time (and also plan on making one for Izzy). The yarn is Madtosh tosh dk merino, in french grey. 

It is my first of 3 sweaters that I will be making in the Magnolia Society, that I joined last month. If you have never heard of it, you can read all about in on the Madelinetosh website. It really was my way of forcing myself into the world of knitting sweaters. 
Now,  seeing as how it is still raining and all the boys are in school, I am back to my sofa with Izzy to knit and read the day away...oh and snuggle, of course.


  1. Oh yummy! The quilt AND the sweater! I can't wait to see it finished!

  2. This looks eerily like a scene from my home. Your tea leaves looks like it's coming along beautifully (I'm rooting for some french grey to pop up on Etsy) and that quilt - holy smokes! Love the quilting.

    BTW, I snagged a whole bunch of WM today, including some lace from the Loopy Ewe! Just LMK if you're looking for more because I sort of went crazy & I'm sure I'll end up de-stashing some:)

  3. Love these photos Chris, the quilting looks fantastic

    I seem to have stopped stashing fabric and am now stashing wool! Hoping to dip my toes back into knitting with the clapotis.


  4. Gorgeous! What a great choice for the backing, looks snuggly, snuggly warm...

  5. Love this quilt Chris! I saw photos of it on someone's blog - absolutely fabulous!!

  6. looks lovely. anything backed in flannel is to die for.

  7. Went and bought the same flannel on sale after seeing it here. Just left sunny california, send some good weather our way will you?