February QOV

A few days into February and if you’re wanting a design to make for your February QOV, here’s one!   I still don’t have a name and no . . it is not going to be called Red Necks, White Socks and Blue Ribbon Beer!  :)   Other suggestions would be appreciated.

I’m working now on getting the blocks made to test the instructions and depending on how much sewing time I get in the next few days, I hope to start posting instructions next week.

As shown, it comes out to being about 62″ x 79″.  According to EQ, you will need the following amounts of fabric.  This does not include fabric for the binding.

Background – 2-1/4 yards
Red – 1-1/8 7ards
Gold – 1-1/4 yards
Light Blue -7/8 yards
Dark Blue – 2 yards

If you’re not making this for a QOV and want to make a larger version, what about this one?

This quilt has 7 borders, which is the number of borders I most often use to achieve the look I like.  It finishes at 78″ x 90″.  It could easily be made larger by adding more blocks.  I’ve given you a picture to go by . . if you want to make the quilt look like this, all the info you need to figure it out can be found in my newest book, 60 Pieced Quilt Borders.

Socks #3, 2012

These were a pair that had been started probably back in the summer.

Even though I’m seriously doing Denise’s challenge to make a new pattern each month, I am going to keep a plain Jane pair of socks on the needles.  These are the ones I grab when we’re making a road trip or sitting in a waiting room or anything where I can knit but don’t want to haul a pattern, a row counter and have to do serious thinking while knitting.  For these orange socks, I had one sock finished before we left MO and it’s taken me forever to get the second one done.  The yarn is Lorna’s Laces and that’s one of my favorite sock yarns but it seems like it takes me forever to knit a pair of socks with it.

That’s my third pair to get finished in 2012.  Two pairs were just finishing the second sock and one pair was a start to finish pair.  Next, I’m making a pair of socks for a very special lady and I think I know what yarn I’m  using . . but I’m not sure which pattern I’m going to use.  No time to waste . . I’ll get it all figured out and started tonight.

Rolling Along – Part 5

Sew a colored 3″ square to one end and a half square triangle to the other end of the rectangles.  Make 2 per block.

Attach the above strips to the center to complete the star blocks.

Make sure you have 18 star blocks done.

For the alternate blocks, we’re going to pick up the pace.  Even though we got a late start with the January QOV, it’s now time to start on the February QOV but we’re going to finish up January first so . . get ready to sew a bit faster!  :)