This week I finally started a new quilt. Not just any quilt, but a year-long, 100 block mystery Quilt-A-Long by The Splendid Sampler. Simone gave me the link and I looked at the blocks already published, and immediately wanted to join. Guess what? I'm going to use proper quilting fabrics this time. Not just scraps, but real large pieces of unused fabrics. Here are the main fabrics I'm going to use throughout the quilt. They are all from my stash, and there is so much more to take from.
My first block Hearts Aflutter
and number two,Wings. The yellow butterflies need some details to be stitched.
Block three is Lots of Love. I think I'm going to make this again as it is not quite 6½" like it should.
Block 4, Happy happy needs the stems of the flowers stitched.
Block 5 is Simple Simon
This is the last block I have made, Focal Point.
The next block will be a stitchery, and I have two more block patterns waiting. Next block will be out on Sunday so I'm not going to catch up very soon, but like they said on the Splendid Sampler website, this is not a competition and the patterns will be available until the end of the QAL.
Last night we had some new snow so I took my knitting photo shoot outdoors:
A tiny pair from the leftover of the previous pair.
And two pairs using the knitting pattern my grandmother used on our mittens. The boys had gray with blue or green, and we girls had gray with red or yellow. There ought to have been four girl colours but I don't think grandmother had them. Maybe we had large and small versions in the same colour.