Sunday, March 17, 2013

Spring Break Projects

It's Spring Break for me and I'm hoping to get lots of sewing in. 

I picked back up the kaleidoscope quilt I started a few months ago. 
This is about 1/3 of it and I'm hoping to get another 1/3 done by Wednesday. 


Tapestry by Fig Tree

I'm using 3 layer cakes. This is the result of one. 
It would have been better to use fat quarters, 
but the yardage wasn't available when I ordered it.
I'm loving this already.

I started a new project.
I love to hand sew,  so I stitched a little hand pieced star.


Right now it's lonely, and I don't think I went about it the best,
but I will continue on. I'm not using the english paper piecing method.
 I'm marking my seam line and stitching away. If you have any tips or hints,
 I'd love to hear them. These little stars will be a great project to work on
while watching TV with my hubby.

I've also been knitting. I'm a fairly new knitter,  having learned
about three years ago. I wanted to try knitting socks.
I don't know if I'll really like wearing them,
but welcome the challenge of making them.
I started with yarn from around town. I'm not ready for fancy yarn.


I'm knitting from the toe up, got the foot and heel done,
 then realized I mis-read the pattern.    Ugh!
I ended up taking it all out. A fresh start is what I needed.
 I bought new yarn, went with two at a time, toe-up in a simple pattern and
everything seems to be working fine


I feel much better about these. The yarn is easier to see, I love the stripes and
I get two at once. I just hope they fit well. 

The mini quilt I pulled fabric for in my last post is done.,
but I will wait to share photos until the end of the month,
 since it was my March Goal and maybe then it 
will have reached my swap partner.

Until Next Time
Happy Stitching

- Wendi -


  1. your Kaleidoscope quilt is looking great, there is so much movement in it!

  2. You've got some pretty projects going! I too like hand work especially when the TV is on!