One of my New Years Resolutions was to FINISH some of the projects that I started last year (and before)!! One in particular that was worthy of finishing was my Farmer's Wife Quilt. As I said in my previous post, I did not want a king size quilt so I only did half of the 100+ blocks that were in the book. They were way too much work and way too beautiful to leave in a plastic storage bin on my sewing room shelf. So my goal was to get the top finished and get it on my long arm machine before I lost interest in it!
Here she is all ready to quilt!!!
Once you get it quilted, it has to be trimmed down to size. I actually got a little nervous while quilting this because I didn't think I allowed for enough batting. But once I got to the end, I was okay! Whew!
Here she is in a prominent place on my railing. I'm still trying to figure out where I can actually hang it in my house because it's way too pretty to use!!! And folding it on a chair doesn't do it justice because of all the different blocks in the quilt! I am so proud of this quilt!!!
So, until I figure out which unfinished project I want to work on next, I decided to start Addie another sweater! This is something I can do while sitting and watching TV and don't have to be in my sewing room to do it. This is a pattern I purchased off of Ravelry called "In Threes." It was designed by a woman expecting her third girl. It is a super easy knit. I already made one for Addie in red to wear at Christmas so I thought it would be fun to make her a pretty pink one for spring. I may even make her a dress or a little ruffled skirt to wear with it. I'm thinking a cute little crocheted flower would be nice as well as some fabric covered buttons in a fabric to match the dress or skirt I make to go with it!
Okay, wasn't I supposed to be finishing projects instead of starting more? That's the fun of crafting!!!!