Saturday, January 5, 2008

Caitlin visits

Caitlin came for her visit today. First thing we did was make a list of all the things she wanted to do. We did all the usual stuff like sewing, cooking, origami, but today we added something new. Knitting. She was thrilled to learn how to knit. After making our list, that was the first thing she wanted to do. We learned how to do the plain knit stitch. Eager as she was, it's hard to hold long grammie sized needles. We got through a few rows, then she called enough for the day and we went up to the sewing room.

This is my "Oodles of Poodles" of fabric that I bought in Saint John at the quilt retreat in October. It has 18 fat quarters of these very cute fabrics. I've picked out 12 of the 18 fabrics and I've decided to do a French Rose baby quilt for Baby A who will be grandchild # 6. This baby quilt will probably only have 12 roses. We'll see when I work out the sizes.

For granddaughter number 2 7th birthday in July, Emily, I'll be making a super twin size of the French Rose quilt using floral fabrics. She's a big girl now and saw this quilt at our quilt show last spring. It happened to win the "Viewers Choice" grand prize ribbon. This quilt was made by Willa MacLean, a very talented and funny quilter who lives close by. She adapted the pattern to do it in a "quilt-as-you-go" fashion. It lets you work on the stipling block by block.

1 comment:

Linda_J said...

Maybe Caitlin could use double point needles with tips applied to one end instead of the grammie sized ones?

What little cuties you have there to love and hug! Triplets, you said?

Now I see what the French Rose is--very pretty. Stippling on a small piece to learn the process in a quilt as you go sounds like a wonderful idea. I avoid it like the plague overall, LOL.