Tuesday, February 06, 2007

headline: knitter is a closet quilter !

... or, at least she wishes she were a quilter. she made a quilt many years ago ... a quilt that took 8 years to complete! and she loves it, and she uses it, and she wants another one.



so, she picked up a pattern last year by indygo junction. something about it was appealing to this knitter pseudo-quilter ....


it's called plaid flowers, and it needs some tweaking. first of all, it's a small quilt, and needs to be at least queen size. and, it has these awful vertical bands between the flowers that just need to go away ! so, the knitter-quilter girl sat in bed last night, surrounded by her knitting magazines and this pattern sheet, and she folded these tiny pleats into the paper to make it look like the picture in her head ... just columns of flowers ... like beanstalks.

so, she's taken the first step. she's told everyone that she's going to make a quilt. the next step ... a trip to mary jo's.

12 comments:

sgeddes said...

Wow! That quilt is great! I'd want another one too! I think the flower pattern will make a great quilt. I've tries a couple - but passed them along to my mother for finishing.

I've never heard of Mary Jo's. I'll have to stop there some time!

jackie said...

you're not the only one...i already have fabric for a quilt. when we move inot the new house, i may even make myself a FRAME to quilt it on. i am old skool. i am excited by your flower quilt. maybe before it's over, we will have to have a sunday quilting bee instead of a sunday knitting marathon. :)

Beth S. said...

Oh my goodness--that squares quilt is fantastic. I love the colors--they're just "right", you know?

You've left me some lovely comments that I haven't been able to respond to (Blogger won't cough up your e-mail) so I googled for you and found both your blogs, the knitting and the non-knitting. Now I have you bloglined. :-)

gray la gran said...

testing testing!

amanda cathleen said...

now, that is a good lookin' quilt! Great job, I can see why you where bit by the bug ; )

Beverly said...

Like you need another talent?! It really is beautiful.

ms. pea said...

Your first quilt was fabulous - I love the colors. And can we just have a moment of quiet reverence for Mary Jo's? ... Aah.

Dipsy said...

Gosh, this looks absolutely awesome, it was definitely worth all the time spent! And yep, I'd *so* want another one too!

Peggy said...

I love your first quilt! It's beautiful! The beanstocks are cute but looks very difficult to do.

Zarah said...

Pretty stuff. I always wanted to make a quilt, but I don't have a clue how to get started. I agree, those wierd stripes on the flower quilt are BAD.

anne said...

wow, your old quilt is amazing! i love.

aquaknits said...

Your quilt is beautiful!! I love the colors/fabrics combinations. Great work!!