knitting and quilting

A few weeks ago I picked up the knitting needles (after 30 years of absence in the knitting world) and started to test my skills. Well, the easiest way is to make some small projects – like shawls or scarfs and so I did. Somehow it feels funny to put on shawl when we have 28°C in the sun. But winter will come sooner or later. Also a photo of my “favorite” shop at the moment.

shawls - skalabara.com

woolshop - skalabara.com

Not only knitting was on my agenda, but also some quilting. I was asked to make a sample of a Lone Star block. The result was not as good as I expected it – a bit too crooked for my taste. I suppose I have to practice more precise piecing.

lone star block - skalabara.com

And my last project over the last few weeks is another quilt for Joan : Lilac Drunkard’s Path. Once more a quilt as you go. I have all 9 blocks pieced, 5 are in lilac and 4 in orange/red hues, each block is 28″ square.

lilac drunkard's path 1 - skalabara.com

lilac drunkard's path detail- skalabara.com

lilac drunkard's path back - skalabara.com

We have spent a wonderful day in Alicante, just wandering through the city and marina, eating some tapas and enjoying an ice cream.

alicante explanada - skalabara.com

Thanks for stopping, enjoy the rest of your weekend and happy quilting, Barbora

7 comments on “knitting and quilting

  1. Teje says:

    Hi Barbora! What a beautiful yarns you have picked! I love the colours and the light looking pattern you have knitted! Great blocks, too and beautiful photos from your walk! x Teje

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  2. knettycraft says:

    Hallo Barbora… das sieht doch alles toll aus – ich vermute stricken ist da wie schwimmen oder Fahrrad fahren… man verlernt es nicht mehr! Das sieht schon lustig aus, strahlender Sonnenschein und Du im dicken Schal. Aber hier in Deutschland ist es nicht anders – wir hatten am ersten Novemberwochenende in Essen noch einmal fast 20°C und meine Geranien auf dem Balkon haben noch mal angefangen zu blühen! Viele Grüße, Annett

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  3. Beautiful scarf! Love the colours!

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  4. suth2 says:

    You obviously haven’t lost any of your knitting skills, even after 30 years.

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  5. […] any new posts lately, I have been busy knitting, sewing and quilting. I am working on the Lilac Drunkard’s Path quilt for Joan, I have helped Jane to complete her Swoon quilt by sewing the blocks together (QAYG […]

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