Sunday, January 23, 2011

Motoring on with the patchwork

Getting on well with the patchwork this week. Not much to show you at the moment but I can offer you an archive picture of the fabrics before they all got chopped up into hexagons!
It's nuts, isn't it? You take perfectly good fabric, cut it up into wee pieces then sew it all together again in a different order. The things we do for fun! x K

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Slightly leading questions...

What do you think about this lovely pattern by Signe S. Simonsen?
What do you think about the lovely yarn it is made from?
Yes, some yarn handpainted by my friend Tigerlilith of Old Maiden Aunt Yarns fane is gracing the pages of the latest edition of Knitty.
Yes, pages plural as it features as a banner on all parts of this Winter issue.
This gives me a great thrill, especially as it such a pretty pattern, and one which I would love to make. x K

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Playing with hexagons

My crafty energy has recently been going into playing with some hexagons cut from Christmassy fabrics.
I've decided on the pattern and it's going to be dubbed something like 'Poinsettias in the Snow', that is red flowers with green leaves on a creamy/gold background.
Here is a wee sketchy layout. Don't worry if you see things like identical fabrics side-by-side or other clashes, it's just to help
me visualise the basic outline. DH helped me with the physical laying out and his keen aesthetic eye too.
I've made a few refinements since then and it's shaping up nicely. The four main flowers are sewn with their leaves attached and the green lozenge in the middle is done with its light row around it.
Yes, hexagons are a bit fiddly to work with, but these babies are 5 1/2" each, so they aren't quite as tricky.
Making progress and I'm sure it will be ready for Christmas 2011. Well, when I say sure... x K

Saturday, January 01, 2011