My morning has been spent crawling around the floor attaching a binding to this quilt then pinning the batting and backing on. I'm finding this kind of thing far more easier now that Little L is in school as if she sees anything blankety or cover like spread on the floor, she seems to have an uncontrollable urge to crawl underneath it or roll herself up in it. Not ideal especially when I need to work with pins. All that needs doing now is to hand quilt it then sew the binding on to the back. Having never hand quilted before though, I don't know how long it will take me.

Another thing I'm working on is a knitted golly wog from the above pattern. This is for my Mum who loves golly wogs but has never had one. At the moment the pieces I have knit are looking out of proportion, the head looks too small compared to the body and the feet are tiny. Having never made a golly wog before I don't know if this is how they are meant to be or if it is because I am using an old pattern. I'll just have to see how it turns out.

These are two projects which have been hanging around for months and I have not got round to finishing yet. I'm finding the transfer on the embroidery too faint for me to see at night with our appalling lights and I can't seem to get the legs right on the creature.

I am also waiting for a delivery of some wool to start on making some Christmas presents


Kate said...

The Patons book brings back many memories ... my mom knitted many items from it.

Paula said...

What a beautiful quilt, how big is it? I'm making one myself all handsewn and with hexagons. I'm sure your handquilting will be fine, after all you've done a great job so far.

Shell said...

I love the old Paton books Kate. I've claimed my mum's old patterns because she no longer knits.
The quilt is only small Paula and abit of an odd size. It measures 39" x 43". My little girl wanted it and kept telling me to stop because it was big enough (she just wants me to hurry up and finish it). After spreading it on her bed I think maybe I should have carried on abit longer so it would cover it.

Carol said...

oh that quilt is lovely - little 'hexi" without the puff! very cool!