Saturday, 29 September 2012

Finishing off and a New Start

I have been working on keeping warm this winter.  The first of my finished items for winter is this little crochet knee rug..
  I first saw this last year when I was on holiday, it was featured in 'Country Homes and Interiors' but I  really could not justify making another full size blanket for a double bed, so I thought about it for a few months and decided that a lap rug would be the compromise.  Its been a nice project, and  I have a bit of yarn left over, so might play some more if something crossed my path.

The other big project has been the quilt that I did as a 'Round Robin' that travelled to Scotland then across to America... I spent last weekend (and a bit) quilting this huge quilt.  As you can see I don't have the luxury of a long arm quilter just my trusty Pfaff, also my work area just was not big enough, so I moved into the kitchen.  Phew! it was a bit of a mission, but got there in the end.

Then all there was to do was make the binding....
 All done, but you can't see the finished quilt until I have finished redecorating the bedroom this is going into, but it is finished...Yeah!!!

This is the bedroom that the new quilt is going in, but as you can see the colours just would not go,

So off to the hardware store to get some tester pots

 Actually I am not as brave as I thought I might be...

The darker colour was just too funky for us, so we have chosen to go with the lighter Aqua on the wall behind the bed, and white for the rest of the walls..... so we will see how this turns out

So I might be gone a while........ not too long I hope as I hate the mess.

Hope to see you soon with pics of the new room including the quilt.


  1. Love your little crochet rug Jo, is there no end to your talents? I can only go in straight lines - never managed to turn a corner. I think you ARE brave enough to go for that funky Turquoise. REALLY!!

  2. Wow Jo.
    Love the crochet rug AND all that quilting....... you are a very busy clever lady.
    See you soon, Maureen.

    1. So nice to see you are able to make a comment Maureen. See you tomorrow.

  3. Glad to see yoy aren't slacking ,Jo! Wish I was able to make decisions as quick as you, I'm on green patch number 7 in my hall!! still not sure. anyway, Dennis should have that painting done in no yime now he has retired!! ( mind you, he might have to hold the brush in his teeth or toes! lolx)

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    1. I understood everything you said!!!!!! Does that tell you something about my spelling!

  5. Wow, you're brave, redecorating to match your quilt! It will look wonderful!!

  6. Visiting from Lily's Quilts -- you've been busy! Love the crochet piece and can't wait to see that finished quilt!

  7. Oooh, I love your crochet work! And that quilt looks like fun!

    I'm visiting from Lily's Quilts--It's nice to meet you!

  8. I love your crocheted blanket and the colour you've chosen for the wall!!

  9. Love the crocheted blanket, I am just learning to crochet with a view to making some blankets up- and I love the style of this one. And not that it matters, but the lighter blue looks like the way to go. Ange x

  10. I still can't believe you quilted that monster yourself!;) Can't wait to see the room...I think the color on one wall is a great idea!

  11. I came over from Lily's Quilts and have just added myself as a new follower because I can't wait to see that brightly coloured quilt opened out, it looks lovely!