Friday, January 22, 2016

Another Year of BOM's

I like to start the year off with a plan, and since it has been a few years since I have participated in long term blocks of the month (or little quilts of the month), I decided to try a few for this year.

I am still working on the 365 Challenge blocks. All 3" blocks so far. The blocks seem to be following patterns in piecing  - straight lines, squares and now we have been making half square triangles, so it is interesting to see what the next day brings.

Today is the start of the new quilt along from Temecula Quilt Co. This one is Circa 2016. There will be new blocks each Friday 'until the quilt is finished'. All the blocks will be either 2+1/4" or 3", these four pinwheels are the small size. This will end up being a small quilt (48"x55"), and seems like a great way to use scraps.

Next Wednesday is the start of another year long, quilt along from Barbara Brackman, on the Civil War Quilts blog - this one is called Westering Women. There will be twelve, 12" blocks, posted on the last Wednesday of every month (plus a little history will be included with the pattern).

Here are some other things that I have worked on this week.

I dyed some fibre - merino wool, alpaca, tencel (a rayon silk), plus some icicle (a sparkly fibre),

and blended it will some white tencel and some silver angelina (more sparkly stuff),

to make this yarn (155g, 410m, about fingering weight).

With blended fibre there are still different colours without being too 'stripy'.

I tried Moebius knitting for the first time! Much easier than I imagined it would be. This is a Felted Moebius Basket, the ingenious pattern is from Cat Bordhi. It just took a few hours to make. I knitted it with some of my first hand spun (originally a scarf that I didn't wear, so I took it apart). This only has one edge and one surface - true Moebius knitting!

Before felting.

It makes a perfect, light weight yarn bowl for my current knitting project.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Sheila said...

So many great projects. I love those tiny blocks and may check out this newest by Temecula quilt company . Keep up the great work .

Deanna said...

I am doing the Temecula quilt, too. Such small sweet blocks.

Raewyn said...

Great to see your wee blocks Joanne :-) Love your Moebius bowl, felted up it looks gorgeous! Love the colour of your latest yarn too :-)

zenuwpees said...

Toujours très occupé avec des magnifique ouvrages Marie-Claire