Monday, October 1, 2012

A Couple of Finishes

I finished my Winding Ways quilt!!

It is cut with the Winding Ways GO! die. No pattern, I just cut lots of fabric, and worked out a design as I sewed the blocks together. I had an idea in my head before I started, and am pleased with how the quilt turned out. Hopefully I will be able to say the same about the Quilt Along quilt.

I quilted continuous curves in some of the circles, to emphasis them, and then a large meander in the rest of the quilt. I used silk batting - which is such a joy to quilt. The quilt is about 95" square.

The blocks are 8", the circles are 16" across. The scalloped edge is made of half blocks.

This quilt fits my double bed (the last one I made was too big).

I also finished a sweater. The pattern is available here for free. It is the first sweater that I have made that used more than one colour (I have only made 5 sweaters so far). It was quite easy to make, the instructions were very clear.

I used Patons Classic wool, and I only used three contrasting colours (1 ball each) - the pattern called for four, along with the main colour (I used 6 balls).

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


Linda said...

Two beautiful finishes, Joanne!! I LOVE how the quilt turned out!!! Gorgeous!

Lesley said...

What a gorgeous quilt! You did a wonderful job of choosing the fabrics and quilting. Your sweater is lovely as're pretty talented!

Michele Bilyeu said...

Just a stunning quilt, Joanne! Love seeing your work, always so lovely and fun, too!

Kathy Schwartz said...

Your Winding Ways quilt is beautiful! Love that you scalloped the outer edge.

Raewyn said...

It is really lovely Joanne and looks fantastic on your bed. I love that border too!

Joan said...

Wonderful quilt Joanne - I just love it! I am love your cardigan - Thats what I would call it here is Oz :( Your clours are so neat too... need to to madel it now... Lol.... You never cease to amaze me - you are so very industrious!

Darlene D said...

What a beautiful quilt! I love the scalloped edge.

Karens Quilts, Crows and Cardinals said...

Joanne -- I just LOVE the Winding Ways Quilt -- the colors, the layout and the quilting! It is just beautiful!

Nice job on the cardigan as well!

Thanks for sharing and continuing to inspire!


Barb said...

Your quilt is beautiful!! I loved seeing it on a bed.
Wonderful sweater, looks amazing with all the details on the yoke.

Eileen said...

Joanne, your WW quilt is over the top gorgeous! I HAVE to get that die!
Plus, your sweater is beautiful. From the pic, it's hard to tell if it's for a child or adult. I've always wanted to learn how to do this. I make really long, plain scarves.

Kindred Quilts said...

Winding Ways is absolutely gorgeous! It looks terrific on the bed. You knit too??? I'm in awe!

Chris said...

That has to be one of the most beautiful quilts - fabulous selection of fabrics
You knitted that! Wow! I'm stuck on socks!

Cathy said...

I've been off on an extended vacation and am trying to catch up on my favorite blogs.

I love your Winding Ways quilt. It is really beautiful.

Hugs, Cathy

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