Wednesday, April 11, 2012


Hey hey!
Thanks for all your kind words on the shawl that Rachel and Rue knit. Every time I see it hanging with my wedding dress, I get excited!

The wedding is just around the corner, and I've been crossing things off the list pretty steadily. I also opted to eliminate a few tasks I'd set for myself. I knew trying to get everything done would make me crazy, and I'd really like to avoid that.

Wedding napkins

Forty napkins are completely finished. The rest of them are made, but need to be washed and have labels sewn on.

April Wonky Bee Blocks

I managed to finish my April Wonky Bee blocks this weekend, for Jessica. She's working on a quilt-as-you-go log cabin quilt, and sent along scraps to use. I added a few pieces, and really enjoyed making these.
A log cabin is always happy-making.

FO: For the Star of Hope

I also finished my first charity quilt. The Houston MQG has chosen the Star of Hope as our 2012 charity.
Through fabric donations, we've set a goal of 100 quilts for the year.

FO: For the Star of Hope

I supplemented the fabric I was given with solids and the DS print on the back. I really think it turned out great, and I was happy I was able to finish in time for our first donation date.

So, I've also been working on two non-obligatory projects.

WIP: Gray Plum

Gray Plum, a new knitting project, from Veera Valimaki's Summer Plum. I'm knitting this KnitPicks Palette and I love it so far! I plan to take this for honeymoon knitting. Veera is also the designer of Stripe Study.

My other fun WIP is a project with one of my favorite lines, Echo.

About a month ago, I had this:

Patchwork squares

After this weekend, I have a mini quilt top:

WIP: Echo Stamp Mini

. I assembled the back, too, and I love it as much as the front!

WIP: Echo Stamp Mini

I'm awful about measuring quilts, but I'm going to try to remember to do that from now on. I used several other scraps to supplement/compliment the Echo. This one probably won't get done until after the wedding, but it's been a nice distraction!

I also obviously won't be sharing a finished Swoon anytime soon (hey, that rhymed!).

I expect to post pretty sporadically over the next couple of weeks, but I look forward to sharing wedding photos with you very soon!


  1. Oh, yes, I can't wait for the wedding photos. Be there many please!

  2. looks like you've been busy! i love your echo mini. the magenta/ruby tones you added in are a really nice touch.

  3. Love the colors you added to your Echo mini! You always come up with such great color combos that I would never think of! Looking forward to seeing wedding pics :)

  4. Can't wait to see your pictures! Have FUN - I know you will!

  5. Yay wedding!!!! So excited for you!

  6. Love the echo mini! Yay! Wedding photos are very exciting! That napkin stack is glorious!

  7. I can't believe how much you are sharing today, so close to your wedding! How exciting!!

  8. i love that mini jacey! i love the bold solid and the yellow flower is so great! i can't wait to see the wedding pictures! ;)

  9. As ALWAYS I am AMAZED at all you accomplish! Your hubby is going to be ONE LUCKY guy with such a talented wife! Those napkins are SUCH a GREAT idea! Very thoughtful..I will be thinking of you in the next couple weeks! I can't wait to see you in your dress:))) XXXOOO

  10. Wow, I can't believe you have still been getting so many lovely crafts made!! Love those log cabin blocks :) Have a GREAT time at your wedding, can't wait to see photos!

  11. How do you keep so crafty with all the wedding planning coming up? I hope you post pictures of the napkins on your tables...such a cute idea! :)

  12. forty napkins already, amazing!! and that quilt looks stunning. I love all of Veera's patterns, I'm sure you won't be disappointed!


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