Monday, August 24, 2009

well hello out there!

HI! I know it's been forever but I'm back! This summber has turned out to be quite eventful. We sold our house, bought a new house, moved, went on vacation, had a two-month long Crohn's disease flare up, watched a friend's eleven year old daughter over the summer, combine that with having a crawler and all the other usual family busyness and there you have it! Even though I have not been posting I have been reading all of your blogs and keeping up with the beautiful projects that you all have going on.

I have to admit that there really hasn't been any knitting going on around here. I've really just been waiting for signs of fall and for us to get settled into the new house and you know, I think I just needed a good long break. While it is still in the upper 90s around here, I am starting to feel the knitting itch...and the quilting itch.

First I want to show you a quilt I finished back in early June I believe. At first I was unsure about it. It seems sooo busy and somewhat loud. But after the quilting (which, BTW, was my first time quilting in a free-motion meandering pattern) and the binding came together I absolutely fell in love with it!

The pattern is something I came up with in order to use every bit of the single charm pack and jelly roll that I had of this fabric which is the Pumpkins Gone Wild collection from Moda. I used a solid brown for the backing to try to offset some of the crazy colors from the front. The colors were actually a bit difficult to capture accurately but seeing this quilt just puts me in the mood for October!

Coming soon, real live KNITTING! and new house pictures.

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