Quiltmaker 100 Blocks Issue

It’s time for another issue of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, which means it’s time for the blog tours.

Please check out the Quiltmaker blog to see which blogs are up for each day and leave comments for your chance to win prizes.  My day is Thursday.


Where did April go?  Do I say that every month?

The UFO number we should all be working on for May is:


Christmas Town Sampler Update

Denise has updated her info page on the Christmas Town Sampler.  You can click on my CTS page, where I have most of the same info, or you can go to Denise’s page and read what she has to say, since she’s the chief of this project.

My fabrics have been chosen, washed and I am so ready to begin.  Once we give the specific yardage amounts, I will share a picture of the fabrics I’ve chosen.  I’m using a turquoise/teal Michael Miller Krystal fabric for my dark (where the darker blue is above) and a cream for the background.  There’s a gray Krystal that I’m going to use a lot in the border and in some of the blocks and otherwise, it will all be scrappy.  Scrappy reds, browns, blues for the houses and roofs, scrappy greens for the trees, scrappy yellows for the windows.

Are you going to join us for this fun project?

Big Mistake . . Big One!

So, I’m knitting on the socks I want to send to the mechanic’s wife. I normally use 7″ DPN Quicksilver needles. I’ve switched over to 6″ Harmony Wood needles from Knit Picks.  When knitting socks, and using 7″ needles, I measure the leg by the needle . . 7″ down and start the heel.  Then I measure the foot by the needle length . . 7″ from the start of the heel to where I start shaping the toe.

Any guesses as to where this is going?

When I made the first sock, I measured the leg by the knitting needle.  Didn’t even notice it looked short.  I measured the foot by the knitting needle.  Didn’t even notice it looked short.  Yesterday it hit me . . the foot is 6″ and the leg is 6″ instead of 7″.  I tried on the sock and it fits me fine but I have fairly small feet.  I have no idea what size shoe the lady wears so I think my mom, who has itty bitty feet will get these socks.

One step forward, two steps backwards!  I’ll finish the second sock and maybe the Mad Tosh socks I make will be for the mechanic’s wife.