Monday, February 1, 2010

UFO's and Farmer's Wives!!

Yay, another UFO completed!  This vest is done up in Alafoss Létt  Lopi yarn, a gift from a dear friend in Iceland!  The cold and snowy weather we've been having here in Denmark, has encouraged me to dig into my knitting bag for some warmth!!  (Believe me, there's a lot of WIP's in there!!)  Anyways, this yarn knits up really quickly and I thoroughly recommend it for it's coziness!

I just love my new vest!  
Thanks so much, Anna Margrét!

On the quilting front, I've been hand-piecing some blocks from the Farmer's Wife quilt-book, which I recently purchased online.  These 6-inch blocks seem gigantic in comparison to the smaller Jane Stickle cuties, but I'm getting used to piecing them!  My goal is to create this quilt using just scraps, both from my Dear Jane project and also from  generous quilting friends who always remember me when it comes to their unwanted fabric left-overs!  I am truly grateful for the donations! 

No scrap is too small for the 

Well, almost!! ;o)


karenfae said...

a friend of mine has that book and likes it too. The vest looks great - such great design on the top.

Celine said...

I got the book for my birthday and was hoping to get started soon but I haven't touch it yet. Have you used the CD as well?
Celine in UK

Lynda said...

Your vest is beautiful - love the fair isle pattern and the cap sleeves. What a lovely new quilt to start.

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

Your blocks are great! I'm hoping to get on with these too, really soon. Are you piecing them by hand? I want to piece them with my maschine, so I'll have to figure out a way to do that without the templates. Some of them are easy to make, but some I have to figure out a bit more...
Are you using the CD?
Your west looks great!

Knot Garden said...

The vest is wonderful, that will be so useful in the cold weather. I love those natural tones. Beautifully done!

Anonymous said...

oh what a lovely knit! I sooo envy you.

Elly D said...

Hello Mary Ann!! :) I've enjoyed a wonderful visit to your blog this evening:) such inspiration!! I've been trying hard to resist this sampler as I have already too many samplers on the go but seeing your blocks is so tempting ;)) You do such beautiful work :-) Hugs Elly

Sharrieboberry said...

I received this book for Christmas. I haven't made any blocks yet, but I have enjoyed looking at the quilt blocks and reading the letters.

Your block is very pretty!