Friday, February 11, 2011

A lot ot things...........

The photos aren't in order for the hours of the day yesterday so I'll be jumping around the time frame as I explain them.   Last night I unpicked some more seams for the green Trip Around the World.  I have to sew the last seam in a strata before I can do any more.


I really like this section.











From my finishing class yesterday, C was using up her left over blocks and making baby quilts.  She had this sewn together after I took the photo.











J was using the same pattern and a kit she purchased from me.  She made the blocks in a previous class and got them sewn together in this class.  She also got the binding on one quilt and cut for another one.









S was making a batik tumbler quilt.  All of the tumbler pieces were precut for her.  This measures 72 x 94.5" right now.

She made the blocks for the one below at home and I arranged them on the design wall while she sewed the tumblers.  This was from a kit purchased at a quilt show.





SG worked on this purse for her Irish sister.

Everyone accomplished so much yesterday.  It must have been because the day started out at -17 degrees and we all had to keep moving to stay warm. 
A lot of my readers are knitters and I used to be one too.  Back in the 1950s and '60s the most popular needlework magazine was McCall's Needlework and Crafts.  My mother had a subscription to it because she liked to do crafts.  I got my own subscription after I was married and got a lot of my patterns and advice for quilting and knitting in them.  A few other crafty magazines started up in the early '60s and the little sweater above was in one of them.  It may have been in a Workbasket magazine.  I knitted it for my son in 1961 or 1962.  4 ply knitting worsted was the most popular yarn of that time period.  This is the only sweater I kept.  I passed the rest on to other little ones as my kids out grew them.

22 comments:

Jackie said...

Yes, a very productive day at the finishing class!! Wow, I am glad that you kept that sweater. It is a beauty! You really put a lot of work into it!

Bluzbrod said...

Yes! I love the fabric just before the darkest row, the turquoise (excuse me, is it teal now)print, it just sparkles. I've never made one of these, but it's just gorgeous.

Kathleen said...

I agree with Bluzbrod -- the fabric you use really makes the edges between the rows shimmer and move! This is going to be a spectacular quilt. Thanks for sharing your work.

frebblebit said...

I'm with Bluzbrod: I like the flashes of turquoise in your Trip Around the World, quilt, too!

Pat said...

I remember McCall's Needlework Magazine. I used to keep them for years and wish I never got rid of them. I love all the projects that everyone is working on. I especially like your quilt.

karenfae said...

a very busy day for all of you. I love the colors of your quilt.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Stray Stitches said...

Your Trip Around The World Quilt is truly amazing!

Cedar Ridge Studio said...

I like the contrast between the lights and the darks.
Nice quilt.
Mary Ann

dianen said...

I love this Trip Around the World. It is so striking.

I really love the little sweater with the clown on it. It is just so adorable. I'm glad you held onto it and I'm glad you shared it with all of us. I bet all of us smiled when we scrolled down through today's blog and came across that sweater.

Have a good day. I hear warmer days are coming!!!

hetty said...

A busy day with a lot accomplished. I love your TAW! That turquoise really pops! Your students have done well. I love the one S made from a kit! Must keep that one in the back of my mind for later. And the sweater is so cute. My kids wore sweaters just like that. I used to buy the McCall's N & C. I still have a couple of them around somewhere.

Jody said...

your 'Trip" has such good motion! But more - THANK YOU for sharing the little clown sweater - it is absolutely priceless. I love it. I'm so glad that you kept it safe and sound over the years! Clearly, your skills do not begin and end with piecework!!!!

Sue said...

Cute, cute sweater. How nice that you kept it.
Your quilt is beautiful. It probably is not hard to make, but it looks hard. I'm going to have to read up on instructions for one like yours. It is so nice.

Char said...

Gosh, you guys did get a lot done yesterday. Lots of beautiful color.

I love that little sweater Wanda. I wish I could knit. I did crochet one for my daughter and I still have it.

Cathi said...

If you only kept one sweater, you sure picked a great one to hold on to! It is adorable!
I love the greens in your quilt -- so fresh looking. Makes one hope for spring.

Eat, Sleep, Quilt said...

You had a very productive day! I like it that your students are using their leftovers right away, it keeps them from migrating into the scrap bin. Loving that green!

Linda

Anonymous said...

Always a treat to see the progress of your work and your students as well.

Your son's sweater is a treasure !

J~MT

Muddling Through said...

What a lot you all got done! And you trip quilt is looking so good. Can't wait to see its further progress. What a precious sweater! I'll bet you're glad you hung on to it.

Connie said...

Looks like you had a fun and productive day! Your green Trip Around the World looks beautiful. That's a cute little sweater you made for your son. I don't knit but used to crochet.

Meggie said...

What a lovely little keepsake. I wish I had kept some of the lovely things I knitted or crocheted for my son and daughter, but I, like you, passed them all along.

quiltmom said...

I love your son's sweater and your new trip around the world- the graduated shading is subtle and stunning at the same time.
I know that you have a daughter and now a son- do you have more than one of each?
I remember that magazine - I had a few copies of it in the 70's and early 80's.
You are one busy lady- and sure do get lots of quilting accomplished.
Warmest regards,
Anna

Lynda said...

I think I need to come to your finishing class, looking at my drawer full of UFOs! Great to see the finishes. Well done to all!

Cheryl Arkison said...

That is the most adorable sweater. I can see why you kept it.