Coming events….and a FO

Maybe I’ve been in denial lately about how quickly summer is winding down and autumn is edging in. So it probably makes sense for me to announce some of the events that I’ll be attending over the course of the next few months.

September 12-13: Kirkwood Knittery, St. Louis, MO

I am so excited to see Kirkwood Knittery, the shop of my friends Brooke Nico and Robyn Schrager. I’ll be there the weekend of September 12-13. Friday night, I’ll be signing copies of Sock Yarn Studio at a “Sip Sip Knit” meet-n-greet, and Saturday, I’ll be teaching so check out the Kirkwood blog for details if you live in the St. Louis area.

October 9-12 is Stitches East, in Hartford, Connecticut! I’ll be teaching at Stitches East! Four classes, including some new-to-East ones. Go here to sign up.

And Brooke and I will be finishing up the month of October with VK Live: Chicago, once again at the storied Palmer House Hotel. I’ll be teaching Yarn Substitution and giving a one-hour lecture on handpainted yarns, plus we’ll be vending all weekend at the VK Marketplace. I’m working on some new yarns, kits and patterns for the show, so that will be worth checking out. Details are here.

I’ve updated the “Events” page on my website, and I’ll try to keep it updated on a regular basis. I may be adding a few appearances here and there, so check back from time to time for the most recent information.

In other news, I’ve got a new FO to show you: a quilt. This is a very special one that I made for a friend. I started with the backing fabric, which I’d picked especially for her:

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Then I cut blocks from a variety of fabrics, using the colors in the backing fabric as a rough theme.

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(This was the best part, because I looked for fabrics that reminded me of Bridget. Cats, dogs, teacups, books…..)

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It was also fun to lay out the blocks and play with different arrangements, although part of the fun of a scrap quilt like this is the randomness.

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I machine quilted horizontal lines following the rough outline of the blocks, and opted for a bright turquoise print binding.

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Ta-da!
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Thank you to my trusty quilt-holding assistant, Boy Twin, for his help.

I had so much fun making this one, partly because the colors and fabrics were so cheerful and bright, but mostly because I knew that the recipient, whom I dearly love, needed a lift and would enjoy snuggling up in it.

Even if she is a bit of a Grinch.

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4 Thoughts

  1. Bridget says:

    The recipient is here to say that it was in every way perfect, and such a great surprise, it made me happy for days!

    One of the best parts is that every time I look at it, I see something new. :-)

    xoxo

  2. Julie says:

    So beautiful! What a great way to “collage” a persons’ personality. I want to make one for all my loves!

  3. Pat says:

    Glad to realize I know the recipient. Maybe I’ll get to see the actual quilt. Some of the highlight pictures are so perfect for her.

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