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i love being a crafter

so, i cant knit. i can crochet, but man do i ever suck at knitting. but i saw and fell in love with this beautiful cowl on purl soho's blog:

big herringbone cowl

so, i mentioned on facebook that i would make a quilt for one of my knitter friends if they'd make the cowl for me and got three replies from my favorite knitters! i'm so excited to make stuff for them and have a great cowl collection!

so far i've done the mock-ups for two of the quilts according to their chosen color palates. these ladies are so great and i really want to make them something that's very "them". i hope they end up liking the quilts!

meredith chose red and camel and i think this guy will fit into her house quite nicely. it will be an improv version of denyse schmidt's "hop, skip & jump" pattern.

and the next one is for my dear friend chimi, who just recently finished her first quilt. she asked for blues, greys, oranges and light browns. the blocks for this one will be much smaller than the mock-up. this is probably the block size of 1/4th of the quilt. it should be fun!

i just feel so lucky that i know so many sweet people and that we get to share our talents with each other!

Reader Comments (2)

hi, there - it's beth from your string me along group! i'm wondering how you did your mock-ups? i don't know a thing about doing something like that - but it sure would be handy!!! any tips?

April 13, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbeth lehman

beth, i use photoshop to make my mock-ups. i usually use scans of fabric or pictures of the fabric that i find online and then use the program to edit the pictures into blocks! i know how to use the program pretty well, but what i do for these is really basic.

April 14, 2011 | Registered Commentereleven quilts

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