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April 10, 2011

New Obsession



Kay's Mitered Crosses. I'm using Rowan Yorkshire Tweed Aran for the borders and trying to use only handspun for the crosses. I don't think I have enough handspun so I might have to stop at some point and spin more yarn. Worse things could happen.

5 comments:

willowgreen said...

HA!I have been looking at that pattern since Kay first issued it! My initial problem was getting over my dislike of Silk Garden; the colors are divine and I do love the feel of it, but those little silk bits drive me nuts and then I drive my family nuts. I'll sit there and obsessively pick them out and then they float around the room and land on everything. I remember stopping in the store a couple of years ago and mentioned something about it to you and you shook your head and laughed and said that you can tell a lot about someone by the way they approach Silk Garden...whether they can leave it alone or not! Yorkshire Tweed Aran is a fantastic choice. Doggone you! I had just set the pattern aside in frustration and now I'm rethinking!
You sure do beautiful work!
Morgen

Margaret said...

I have to think that there's some purpose in the joint occurrence of Kay's mitered cross pattern and the new "Modern Log Cabin Quilting" -- have you seen the cover?! I don't quilt, but I love garter stitch blankets made to look like quilts (Veronik Avery's Bear Claw Blanket being a favorite project of mine). I saw the two images within a couple of days of each other, and ... I need to do something with the comparison. It's too good.

Therese said...

Beautiful! Wonderful design, great way to use your handspun, and great excuse to spin some more.

Barbara said...

Those blocks are addicting. I'm using Universal Deluxe Wool for the crosses and Fisherman's wool in the 2 lightest colors for the borders. It's what I have in my stash but I'm loving the way they look. Must finish UFOs first, must finish...

@Margaret, Kay was inspired by that quilting book cover.

Gnat said...

They look great!!