Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A couple of projects

I have not been idle.

I finished sewing the braid strip for the BOM "Cathy's Carousel" that began in October but that I just found out about. Pam over at Mad About Patchwork is hosting it. She just posted part three and I do plan to catch up. I still have to trim the sides of the braid, add the end triangles and then add the side strips.

I have also been knitting a toque - done with Patons Classic Wool in Wedgewood. As you can see, it self stripes and in this case, the stripes went slightly angled. The pattern is a freebie from Ravelry.

This is just one of two colour catchers that I put into the washing machine as I was washing a whole lot of batiks that I plan on using in a future project. I really didn't think I would get this much colour coming out of the fabrics. The colour catchers are not available in Canada (I don't know why) but my little box was purchased for me by my youngest daughter when she was living in London, England.

So now I am linking up with The Needle and Thread Network and also Esther's blog.
Pop on over to check out what other people have been up to over the holidays.

I hope you all have a very healthy and creative New Year in 2014.


  1. I rarely have a batik bleed unless it is the ones from India. I'm glad we can readily purchase the color catchers here.
    Happy New Year!

  2. It really bugs me that we can't purchase the colour catchers here. I always have friends who will buy them for me when they go to the States. But I want to buy them here.
    Great braid! Love it. I also love your self striping hat. I spent my New Year's Eve knitting a hat for my hubby. Great therapy.

  3. I bought Eleanor Burns' braid in a day pattern and you remind me that I have yet to even try it...I bought it over a year ago.

  4. I love the braid. That's a design I'd like to try one of these days. The cap is nice and looks warm. Happy New Year.

  5. I've heard of colour catchers & haven't seen any here either. Hope you kept yours - they'd be great to use in another project. Happy 2014!

  6. The braid is very nice looking. The cap looks great. I know someone who uses color cathers in her art quilts.

  7. Love your braid. You have been busy.

  8. You have inspired me to take out my braids and work on them....so many decisions. Wow for the colour that you caught!

  9. Good morning! I found your blog from mutual followers. I am a late bloomer to quilting just started a few months ago and I am loving every minute of it. So much that I up-cycled my husbands old saw horses and made myself a quilting frame, LOL. He never used them anyway :)
    Please come over and help me celebrate my second year blogging anniversary :)
    Your newest follwer and blogging sister, Connie :)

  10. Beautiful braid runner, reminds me of Gudrun Erla's "quilt-as-you-go" braid runner where you... well... quilt as you go :) - always looks nice on the table


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