Friday, March 20, 2009

Sewing and Knitting wrap-up

I have been getting a lot done on the two main projects in my pile over the last couple of weeks.
I am working pretty steadily on my Tangled Yoke sweater, and I have also been cooking along on a quilt made from the squares received from the Charm Square Swap.
I am on the cables on my sweater and I am so excited to get finished!

For the quilt, first, I just sewed them together randomly.
I really tried, but I couldn't see it coming together.
So I started thinking about setting them up in color wheel order, maybe with white sashing between, and then I saw this and it clinched the idea for me.


I have a little more than half of the solid strips to sew in and then I will have a completed queen-sized top.
I don't think that my little Spartan sewing machine will be able to handle the quilting on something this big, so I think I will save up and send it out to be quilted.
Do any of you out there have any recommendations for quilters in the Twin Cities? I don't really have any idea about what it would cost either.

Well, despite waking up to SNOW! I am going to wish you all a happy Spring, and hope that you all have a great day!
Jess.

5 comments:

Tiffany Faye said...

Actually, my aunt has a machine quilter. She lives in Hastings. She could help you out. Let me know if you want me to send you her information.

Nancy said...

Both of these projects are lovely! I love how your quilt is turning out. And when I saw your sweater last night I just wanted to hold it and cuddle it. Watch out if you see me while you're actually wearing it! :)

A college friend's dad has a quilting business:
http://www.quiltedexpressions.net/index.html

Paige said...

Wow, your quilt is gonna be beautiful! I still haven't decided if I'm gonna use my squares for a quilt or some big pillow shams...

Amy said...

Your quilt is going to be beautiful! I can't wait to see it finished! I still haven't finished mine.
Love that sweater!!

amandajean said...

i LOVE this! it's gonna be just perfect.