Friday, May 18, 2007

An Experiment and a Finish

Always inspired by Finn's blog, I just had to play around with her idea for crocheted rag bowls! I did learn that I needed to stick with the size K hook--as she had recommended!!! I used an L since I tend to have a deathgrip on crochet hooks and knitting needles and thought I needed the extra looseness from a larger hook. But when I make a "real" one, I'll use the K so the bowl will be a little more rigid-y. Just too much fun!!!




This quilt was returned from the longarmer last week and is now bound. Still needs some thread-clipping and a label, but I was so anxious for something--anything--quilty to blog, here it is! It was started many, many months ago in my guild's sewing bee when we were on a kick to "stash-bust". I had had this wonderful bird fabric in my stash for quite a while and was anxious to put it to use. The pattern is Directional Rail Fence and is a good way to use a focal print. Of course, I didn't have enough of the birdies for all the focal panels--that would have been just way too lucky!!! So I pulled some coordinates and some reds and greens and had at it. What really makes this quilt is the beautiful pantograph, Windy Meanderings, that my LA-er selected. I just LOVE it and if anyone wants the particulars on it, feel free to email me.
It has been a particularly trying stretch for me lately so I was not able to blog for a while, but have been really trying to keep up on my faves. Hope y'all are having the gorgeous weather that KC is.


17 comments:

Knot Garden said...

I love the look of that fabric bowl, I must try making a crochet bowl or rug sometime. The quilt is beautiful too:)

Shannon said...

Sorry you're having a trying time...we all go through it! Here's to better days ahead (with lots of quilting!!).

Libby said...

Hope things are smoothing out for you - you've been missed. Love the quilt, it just looks gorgeous on the bed. Dee-lish *s*

Dawn said...

Oh man, I love your bowls and I love your new quilt! It is wonderful on your bed - and you stash busted too!

Betty said...

Vera that quilt is beautiful and the quilting design really is perfect congrats

Betty said...

OH OH Iforgot the wonderful bowls!! I may have to try some what fun

anne bebbington said...

That bird fabric is delicious and your little bowl is so sweet (along with its contents really)

computerpeach said...

cute bowl, beautiful quilt; hope things get better for you.

Laurie Ann said...

Wow, that quilt coordinates perfectly with the pillows and dust ruffle. It loooks fabulous!

Patti said...

Oh vera - I'm so sorry to hear that you've been having a difficult time! I sure hope things are better now and the trouble has passed. I hope your health and the heath of those you love is fine and there aren't serious troubles you're having to deal with.

What a beautiful quilt! I love the fabrics and the colors together. I looked and I did by that pantograph the last time I ordered some - I thought I had. I've never used it yet. I'll have to find something to use it on.

Tazzie said...

The fabric bowl looks wonderful, and I love love love the quilt! You did a wonderful job!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Mary said...

The directional rail fence looks great - I made one to donate to Ronald McDonald a couple years ago - maybe it's time to make another one.

Norma said...

I love the finished quilt. It looks like you have the coordinates all in place for it. I remember when you originally blogged about this quilt--I made note of the pattern for my future "to do" list. You are right, the quilting does add to the quilt!

Ali Honey said...

Great quilt Vera, I just love that red. It looks great with the pillows too.
Hugs and Best Wishes from NZ.

ruth said...

The quilt looks wonderful, and I love the fabric bowl. Hope life gets smoother for you soon.

weirdbunny said...

I just adore the crochet bowl. The blue colour is wonderful. Hope your managing ok with whatever is up, take care - Julia x

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

The quilt looks great - and that puss obviously approves.