Saturday 26 August 2017

New apron and other news of the week

Last spring I was sewing the Paper Lanterns quilt and used my big floral prints for it. This apron is made from what was left of one of the fabrics generously donated by my sister P ages ago. The curved bits left over from the top sides were big enough for two pockets, and that was the end of that fabric. This week I finally took the little time that was needed for sewing the apron, as I had already ironed all the folds.

To balance that unusual for me burst of colours, this week's socks are in black 100 % merino wool and the most basic sock pattern with no tricks whatsoever. Under the socks you can see the machine quilting of the yellow and blue quilt. I'm working on the binding today so I can show the finished quilt in my next post.

Bumble bees (the brown and black smudges) are busy visiting my salvias

and the silver bush (Calocephalus brownii) has grown to a big cushion with funny little flower heads.


  1. Beautiful apron and I bet the socks are warm and cosy knitted from merino wool..

  2. I love seeing your flowers and other plants. Full aprons are a lot more useful than half aprons. It's always nice to use up fabric. I need to find a pattern to use up leftover bits of yarn. Your socks sound nice a warm made with wool.

  3. A beautiful apron! That's something I've been wanting to make, but, I always skip it...
    My son likes socks in dark colors, but I haven't used merino yet. I'm looking forward to seeing your new quilt!

  4. Hello, Ulla! Lovely to stop by here after a long time and see what you have been creating! Thanks you for visiting my place. :) Very fun to see you've been making an apron lately too! The fabric is beautiful... and I admire your sock knitting! I'm still working on mastering that craft. ;) Happy Autumn Days to you & yours!!

  5. Thank you for reminding me of your version of the Lantern Quilt. This week I wanted to start it for my daughter and her partner, but couldn’t get a hold on what kind of fabrics I wanted to use. Love the blue as background! Goes to lanterns in the night <3


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