I did finish that lovely cabled afghan I was kitting. It was intended for my father, but it wasn't finished in time. I have given it to my brother instead. Unfortunately I forgot to take a photo. Will try and get one shortly.
A few months ago I showed you these four fabrics that I received in an 'Ugly' swap and I was to use them all in a project.
at the beginning of September, I showed you the centre block. Measures 24 inches square. Then I stopped working on it while my father was so ill. After he passed away I got back to it. For me, stitching is a good coping strategy.
Pattern is from Judy Martin's book: Knockout Blocks and Sampler Quilts, and the quilt is titled: Free Spirit Medley.
Monday night at my local guild, we did a workshop on Japanese folded circle quilts. We started with 13 inches circles of fabric and batting. Two hours later, this is what we had. Time to take it home for some pressing and quilting.
After much doodling, I came up with a snowflake design that filled in the open spaces. It was a bit ruffled, but a steaming and pressing forced it to lay flat. Now to clear off an end table so I can put it to use.
If you are interested in similar techniques, you should check this book: Japanese Folded Patchwork. I bought this several years ago and have yet to make any of the projects. Interesting techniques, oh to have all the free time in the world.
I do have a new project on my knitting needles and hope to have a photo update for you next week.