I have been busy with knitting and I've made several scarves. I gave away alot of scarves at Christmas but I'm still working on them. I've had several friends ask me to make them some once they saw the ones I made. Here are the scarves I finished this week. I just finished the blue one last night and I think it is beautiful. It is my favorite but blue is also my favorite color.... I made the black, gray and white one Sunday afternoon, it was easy-peasy as it was nothing but chain stitch using your two fingers. I wore it to work on Monday and everybody loved it. I can't believe it. This was the simplest thing I've ever done and this was the one everybody liked the most....go figure!
Here's the other scarves I made last week too. I still have about 10 more to make.
Today, I got up and made a rubber band bracelet. I gave the grandkids all a rainbow loom for Christmas and I got me one too. I wanted to learn to make them in case they needed help. This is all the rage here and it was easy to do. I saw my oldest grandson yesterday and asked how he was doing with the rubber band bracelets. He had on a long sleeve shirt. He pulled the sleeve back and showed me 5 bracelets. They were not the simple one either but all were the more difficult ones. I guess he's doing good with this and he can show me how to make them! I thought it was pretty cool that he (and the other grandkids too) loved this simple gift and he's actually making them. I forgot to take a picture of my bracelet but I'm sure you know what I'm talking about....
After that, I started cutting out 5" squares to make 20 more Disappearing 4 Patch blocks. This is the third D4P quilt I am making. The other two were given to my granddaughters this past year for their birthdays. This one is for me. I have been making blocks here and there for this one and finally decided to start putting it together. I had seventy two blocks made and laid them out on the floor to see how I wanted to put them together. (I used to have a design wall but since my MIL moved in, I can't get to it for all the furniture in the way! It is really tough to work on the floor!)
I made the granddaughters a large twin size quilt with 63 blocks each. I was thinking that 72 blocks would be big enough but decided it needed to be bigger. So, I started sewing more blocks today. I finished all the blocks today, here they are below. I started putting the rows together but ran out of time. I'll finish this one up this week, I hope. The quilt will now be 9 blocks wide by 10 blocks long....90 blocks in all. I'll put a 2 1/2" white border around the blocks then a final border of 6". So, it should be big enough, I think....I do believe this will be my last D4P quilt but who knows what the year will bring??? It's too early to say now, huh?
I also made these two French Rose blocks today. These will be going to my group. Everyone is making two blocks and they will be put together to make a quilt for the church that we meet at. Every year we give the church a quilt and this one is the one that was chosen for this year.
I hope you have had a great weekend so far. Til next time, happy stitching.