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Baby's Quilts & socks

Baby Quilts & Socks

I did two baby's quilt for two Grand Nephews born one in November 2014 & the other 6th January 2015 

The 1st one is for the one born in November the other is for the one in January, i used a teddy backing fabric for the November one & i used a plain…

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Added by Janice Aitkens on January 9, 2015 at 9:07am — 36 Comments

What I Been Working on

Since my last post I have been knitting & doing some quilting projects so here they are

The Online range is a 4 ply yarn 

 

Online Yarn Silk Range Colour 109 a pair of socks for me

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Added by Janice Aitkens on September 9, 2014 at 1:08am — 24 Comments

Sewing Cabinet & Birthday

Well I just had 60th birthday on 17th it been a good birthday had some lovely flowers from my Grandchildren then from my daughter & son a Amazon Gift Voucher so i have ordered some quilting books plus got a book on the kindle & still have plenty left

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Added by Janice Aitkens on July 21, 2014 at 6:59am — 16 Comments

Summer Quit

I had a pack of FQs a few years ago for a birthday gift they were P&B Textiles Chole range i had wanted to make a quilt with these there was 22 in the pack I used a flannel backing & cotton wadding/batting…

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Added by Janice Aitkens on July 3, 2014 at 1:30am — 20 Comments

What I been up to

First let me wish you All a Very Happy New Year hoping that you will have a wonderful 2013



Well here some of the things I have done I did a Sweater for 2nd granddaughter i had done her sister a Aran sweater which is in September…

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Added by Janice Aitkens on January 3, 2013 at 10:09am — 21 Comments

More Socks

I just finished this pair of socks for a lady who had socks from me before & really liked them.

I used Online 4 ply yarn Fancy Colour Range number 1347 I think the picture of the colours show them a bit brighter than they are in true life while my photo is a bit darker …



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Added by Janice Aitkens on May 23, 2012 at 12:00am — 14 Comments

Aran Sweater

Here is the Aran Sweater I been working on I finished finally.

I had started I think just after Christmas & was doing well but dropped it as DH needed some socks then having a bout of Vertigo also stopped me working on it so last Sunday I picked it up again I had the front started & about half may be a little less done so this week I managed to…

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Added by Janice Aitkens on May 14, 2012 at 1:13am — 36 Comments

Foot for FMQ

As you may have already seen I am trying to learn how to do FMQ (Free Motion Quilting) I got want I thought was the right foot going by the DVD saying about the plastic foot & cutting a bit out well I got a satin foot which as you all will know will sit on the fabric so totally wrong well even with the bit cut out I will still be able to use it to see when I am doing other stitches I do have the correct one as…

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Added by Janice Aitkens on May 8, 2012 at 5:56am — 18 Comments

Local Quilt Show/Exhibition

This week-end I went with a friend to two local quilting shows/exhibitions these are not like your big shows where there loads of trade stands but where some quilting groups have put on a show of there work

Normally nothing like this goes on here but this week-end there was these 2 plus further afield there was another one which we didn't go… Continue

Added by Janice Aitkens on October 30, 2011 at 12:30am — 17 Comments

DGD Aran Jacket

Aran Jacket for DGD

I have finished a Aran Jacket which is for youngest Granddaughter 

The pattern acutally said for size 26 but fits a 30 so as I needed a 30 I went ahead & did… Continue

Added by Janice Aitkens on September 25, 2011 at 2:30am — 42 Comments

Blocks & Socks

I hope that you enjoyed our Royal Wedding which was on Friday us Brits do Pomp & Ceremony well I wish the couple a very Happy Life Together.

Well I am still working on the quilt which is for a wedding gift should be finished later this…

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Added by Janice Aitkens on May 2, 2011 at 8:00am — 20 Comments

Happy Easter

A Very Happy Easter to you all, check out these couple of YouTube videos the first is a beautiful song On My Father's Side the 2nd one is The Power of Words will make you think.

I been working on the pinwheel quilt &…

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Added by Janice Aitkens on April 23, 2011 at 2:58am — 9 Comments

Pinwheel Method

I have cut all the fabric for the 1930s pinwheel quilt i am doing which is for DH's Cousin Wedding in May I am going to use the Missouri Star pinwheel method click  Here   to see video only difference is that i am using layer cake size (10 inch squares)

I haven't managed to do any actual sewing as i have had a bout of Vertigo so no sewing for me, also i have packed up my machine…

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Added by Janice Aitkens on March 30, 2011 at 5:30am — 21 Comments

Socks & Quilting

Here is socks I finished 2 pairs of socks which was for an order

I used ONline Yarn the 1st pair which is the blue ones I used Spot-Colour Range & these are for a ladies US 5/ UK 2.5 

The 2nd pair which is the grey/black ones I used Canadian-Colour Range & these are for a Man US 10/ UK 9.5

I have spent the last of my Christmas money I had & have ordered some Quilt in a Day DVDs these are to go along with the books I…

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Added by Janice Aitkens on March 12, 2011 at 5:29am — 17 Comments

Quilting & Socks

I have a friend who comes over a couple of times a week & we quilt or talk about quilting ect well on Friday when she came over we watched some Quilt in a Day DVDs i have one which was Delectable Mountains Quilt I rather liked it as so did she having only the DVD i went looking for the book which i have found with Templates so have ordered it well not spent all my Christmas money yet the image from the book is below…

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Added by Janice Aitkens on February 6, 2011 at 2:38am — 33 Comments

Quilting Patterns

This past week I been trying to figure out several things first is my computer well it that I upgraded to Windows 7 last June when I had to get another computer & while my printer works when I scan it does images but where before I could save documents in to PDF or Word I can only do images so still trying to sort that out as it not so easy as trying to update drives.…

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Added by Janice Aitkens on January 23, 2011 at 2:31am — 12 Comments

Emotion lll Socks

This will be my 1st blog on here so hoping I get it right, this one is more on knitting but hope to share my quilting as well with you.

I guess it a case of trying to get motivated after Christmas they say January & February are months that you tend not to do things so much.…

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Added by Janice Aitkens on January 18, 2011 at 3:30am — 23 Comments

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