Mustang, Oklahoma, United States
60-ish 'child of the prairie' who loves sewing, baking, knitting and most of all -- family & friends.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Sparkly Blue, Puzzle Blocks & Another Blankie

Last night was my Stitchers Meeting which meant that we were doing some knitting and some sewing and lots of talking/laughing.

Jane has finished a hat and a shawl for a special great-niece, Hannah. These pictures do not do justice to all the 'sparkly blue-ness' of the these hand-knits. Of course, even though the yarn is the same for both -- the shawl looks slightly purple. Just love taking pictures at night with a flash !! Also, please note that the hat is perched on a straw gardening hat -- no one wanted to model it for the picture !

Nancy brought her sewing machine and worked on quilt blocks. I can't remember the correct name of the block -- but, it could be called a 'Puzzle Block'. Circles of cloth (with the edges left raw) are sewn into the center of a square of fabric with a 1/2 inch seam allowance. That square with the circles is then cut into 4 pieces and each piece is turned and then sewn together again. All those raw seams fray and look almost like those chenille spreads popular in the 50's and 60's.

My contribution to our meeting was another baby quilt -- I know it's becoming a sickness with me -- but, I can't resist making baby blankies for our little girl due next month !!