Saturday, January 4, 2014

Scarves and D4P blocks

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a great new year...the holidays have just flown by. The whole year just flew by for me  and I can't believe it is now 2014!  So, Happy New Year!

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. 


Anonymous said...

I think I have about 10 rubber band bracelets that my grandkids made for me. They love to make these and they are really pretty.

I especially liked the rose block - that's going to make a lovely quilt for your church.

LuAnn said...

Your scarves are great. And I like your colorful d9p, too.

Anonymous said...

You have been SO busy! My MIL lived with me for ten years. I know how that is. I really like D4P blocks and these are such wonderful colors. I use the floor most of the time, but getting up and down is harder than it used to be!

Jackie said...

You are so productive - I've sat in my lounge chair and rested the last few days - you are invigorating me - gotta get busy!
Love the scarves - aren't they fun to make!!

Jane Galley said...

What a gorgeous colour, on that teal scarf. It's lovely when the kids enjoy doing something creative like that

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