Saturday, January 30, 2010

Quilting and Weaving

Yes, I know it's been a while since my last post. Thing is, I'm spread a bit thin these days, and the creative projects get done in between everything else. Right now we've got the house construction, which luckily is nearing done, although the little details keep dragging on.... I've also been working on and off on my secret project, which I really should devulge soon, as it's been slowly leaking out to those close to me. Between these is a project with one of the quilt guilds that I'm a member of, time on the road, and of course all the regular day to day stuff. Oh, and how could I forget but trying to get the tax paperwork done with help. Anyway, I keep hoping to get back to the time when everyone left for work or school early enough that I could have a nice stretch of time to work on projects or get things done that I need to do, like quilting and other projects!!!

Since I don't quilt every day, I thought I'd quilt up some of the little hand stamped quilts before I quilt the bird and portrait, so here's a little heart quilt, all machine quilted, and waiting for some hand quilting and beading.

I finished weaving the hand towels, although I was only able to get three towels out of the warp instead of four, because the beginner weaver in me didn't think about the fact that the towels called for a set of 24epi, and I decided to do them at 20 epi, and to keep the design square, it also grew longer. They're not perfect, and as I was weaving them I did consider the fact that I probably should not have chosen a design that required 4 shuttles quite so soon, but managed to finish them anyways.

The close-up shows the pattern a bit better, and I'm happy to say that they have been washed and pressed and are waiting to be hemmed!



I love the hand towel very nice.

Lynn Majidimehr said...

Thank you so much! It was a bit over my head,since I'm just now taking my beginning 4 harness class, but I'm persistent, and have learned a lot on my own - along with all the great information on the internet, including your blog!