Friday, May 8, 2009

It's been a good week

The weather has been sunny during the day but cold at night so the crocheted ripply blanket has come out to keep us warm. Oh so cosy! It's been good to put in a few hand quilted stitches this week.
Make a basket block a day. It's growing!
Sew on yo yo's and aim for a row a week.
Maybe a couple of blocks now and again for a sampler.
A few intensive days of "age is no barrier" colouring in and drawing. Quilt related of course.
Oh yes, I'm in cahoots with a blogger friend to go down the red and green path again.
I've never worked in solids exclusively before but these are exciting me.
I must tell you about these two products I wouldn't be without. The tape for under rulers and templates that bloggers have cottoned on to. It works marvelously.
The Dylon product has been a godsend after I washed a red and green quilt and one of the pink fabrics bled (a lot) all over the white background. I tried Synthrapol to no avail and then this product. I won't be without it now, it worked and saved a quilt. Now we also are able to get the dye catcher sheets so when I wash a quilt, these two things go in the machine with it. For the Aussies, I bought mine at Spotlight.


Oh it's been a good week for a bit of everything and as you know, I love to have a lot of projects on the go and it's been just how I like it.

20 comments:

Di said...

beautiful work. Loving the yo-yo blocks. Can't wait to see the red & green project.

Amelia said...

Great now I can check out spotlight here in NZ to see if they have any colour run preventer - oh and then there is those sheets you pop in the wash which I have not been able to find...yet. I like your colouring in not as shocking as the kids 'wall art'. Can't wait to see what it turns in to.

Kathie said...

Love those yo yo blocks and oh my gosh look at all thsoe baskets you have done!
you have more than I do !!!!!
ahhh off the computer to sew a basket now!!!
playing with 30's today!!!
ah red and green your talking my language :)
kathie

Fiesta said...

Janet you definetly had a good week. All your work is beautiful.

Jackie said...

You have had a busy week! I love those weeks!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Love all the photos of your projects! I especially love the yo-yo quilt. What happy little blocks!

ranette said...

Glad it's been a great week. Much nicer sewing when the weather cools isn't it? I'm going to do the baskets soon I think and red & green...always a fav!

Maree said...

looks like a Great week to me too...am loving the Yo-Yo blocks & Your Baskets are growing Beautifully...well done on all your projects they are coming along nicely...thanks for the Tip with the washing...
cheers

Nedra said...

I love the crocheted ripply blanket! As I'm reading quilt blogs so many people are crocheting right now, especially Granny Squares. I haven't seen those since the 1960's. Normally I haven't been a fan of crocheted blankets, but yours calls to me!

Quilt Hollow said...

I'm see a wee bit of Kathie on this blog today. :-) Lovely show and share and great tip!!

Lori said...

Oh My! You have been very busy! And what lovely blocks you have going.
I love the crocheted blanket too. My grandmother made each of her grandkids one when they got married. I love mine!

Janet said...

I can't wait to see what is down the red and green path :0) Your handquilting is inspiring! Lovely work this week.

Lissa Jane said...

oooh... a busy week indeed!
I dont buy dye catches.. I use old towels! you throw an old towel in with anything and it grabs colour.. I used to use old nappies but they are long gone now (my youngest is 12 next week)... but I'll be sure to look for the dylon product.. our spotlight is undergoing a HUGE renovation, so its a bit chaotic at the moment..
I am loving your yoyo project.. and I do have a ripple blanket on my one day list.. I have just rediscovered crochet and I am enjoying it!

Sherri said...

I love, love, love the yo-yo blocks...are you using a pattern...how big are the blocks and the yo-yo's...they are so cute!

Karen said...

Love the ripply blanket and the baskets are coming along nicely.

Stina said...

Love the crochet blanket.. gorgeous...
and the basket blocks.. lovely... and the yo yo blocks.. LOVE them!!! :o) Thanks for the inspiration..

Julia said...

Love everything on your blog..
I don't know how I haven't been here before..
Thank you for your comment..
I'll be back often.
Julia ♥

Rhondi said...

I have a lot of projects on the go, too many actually. Maybe I'll try your method and do a little on each each day. I really like the yo yo blocks

Crispy said...

You have been a very busy lady. I'm looking forward to the red & green project....is it your own design?

Crispy

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I love all your projects. That little yo yo in the middle of the block is adorable. I love the basket blocks too. I've been admiring Kathie's for sometime now.
Red and green............great combo.