Donna Lynn's Blog

I'm a 34 yr old, happily married woman with the 2 most wonderful doggies in the world! I live in Florida and love all types of crafting! Right now my fave thing to do with my hands is crochet!!!

Saturday, December 01, 2007

My very first ever Quilt Blocks!!!!

Ok, I know it isn't a huge deal to those of you who have been sewing for years but for me this is huge! I have just completed my first 4 squares on what will be my first ever Quilt!

I'm not exactly sure if this is the way they will be positioned in the end but for the picture that's how I laid them out! Our next door neighbors are such nice people and the woman does a lot of quilting and offered to show me how! So we looked through her books, found a pattern I liked that was for beginners and off we went! I bought the materials during Black Friday weekend at Jo-Anns and this afternoon she showed me how to cut, sew and press them!

What's really cool is that we both got our Jo-Ann's flyers in the mail today and they have a bunch of quilting stuff on sale for 50% off and I need to get a mat, rotary cutter and ruler so that'll be perfect!

Well I was just so proud I wanted to share! Keep your fingers crossed that I can keep the momentum going and don't forget about my crocheting too much!!!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

WIP - Textured Striped Throw

When I got the latest issue of Crochet! Magazine in the mail this week I saw the pattern for this afghan and knew it would be a great way to use up scraps! It's called the Textured Stripes Throw and can be found on page 70 of the Jan 2008 Crochet Magazine.

The original pattern is only made up of a few colors but I have so many odds and ends and so many 1 skein of this and 1 skein of that I thought this would be a great stash buster! It is a little slower than some afghan patterns due to the small stitches (a lot of HDC's and such) but I love the way it looks and I know once I use up the majority of my odds and ends that I'll be able to buy more yarn!!!