Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Leftovers

I love leftovers. All those small balls of different colored yarns, I love combining them into something new and crazy. I think I am not the first person to consider trying something as insane as a mitered square afghan with sock yarn leftovers. That's what I've got in mind right now.

Years ago, I was a quilter. I've still got lots of fabric and books, and I'd like to get back into it one day, but right now I'm enjoying knitting more. This scrap quilt is one of the last projects I worked on, and one of the first projects I'd like to return to. It's hexagons cut from scraps, some joined with hand-piecing, some with machine piecing. I'd finally mastered set-in seams when I abandoned this project. It was great to take in the car on long rides, I could just work on a few hexagons at a time, then join them up with the larger quilt piece when I got home. And then, somehow, I drifted away from quilting, and back to knitting. Scrap quilts were always my favorite, sort of like all those sock yarn leftovers.

3 Comments:

At 11:17 AM, Blogger Lisa W. said...

scrap hexagon quilt....gorgeous....storing leftovers in old pretzel plastic jars ...a stroke of genius.....miter squares from sock yarn....whoo baby that will be one afghan with A LOT GOING ON...soft, washable, totally fab! so funny, i was going to say "hey have you tried those frankenstein socks from your leftovers...saw them on so & so's blog...then realized..uh..this IS so & so's blog! hahahaha.
this will be an interesting project to follow, and inspiration for my leftovers too! thanks for the quilt eye candy (from a former and now infrequent quilter)

 
At 1:55 PM, Blogger Joan said...

Your quilt is amazing! I also love quilting but haven't done it in forever. I got a new computerized sewing machine for Christmas so must get back to quilting.
PS..I thought your yarn balls were marbles at first.

 
At 5:53 PM, Blogger Helen said...

Hello,
I have actually started making mitered squares from my sock yarn leftovers....great minds think alike.
Helen Murphy in Mass.
http://www.no-time-for-me.blogspot.com/

 

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