RAINBOW SOCKS AND BLOGHOP
September 20, 2012 by Teje
Hi everyone! After a brake it’s not so easy to jump to the train again … so I started to knit socks that I had promised to my friend last autumn! Also I’m in something new to me … English paper piecing and a Bloghop!
Last summer my Finnish friend brought me this adorable rainbow yarn for a jacket and I said when the jacket is finished, I’ll knit her socks with the left overs. No jacket yet, but at least socks I have to make now.
I just finished this sock and the second one is going on. Perfect project to start autumn!
The other exiting project I’m starting, is going to be English Paper Piecing! yes … my first ever paper piecing! My dear blog friend Laura from Quokka Quilts, invited me to join a bloghop! … my first ever bloghop, too!
Laura has so great ideas – last autumn she invited me to join a blog party to make a mug rug which has something to do with my country. I had to decide which country and I chose Finland and finally I made two mug rugs … and they became a little bit bigger … more like place mats because I wanted to make pictures … ‘Summer in Finland’ and ‘Autumn in Finland’! This is autumn in Greece – olive trees full of little olives (every day bigger and bigger) and white clouds on a blue sky!
Laura had again just perfect timing because I didn’t know exactly how to start to sew again and also because for me autumn is always the best season for new beginnings and to start new things! First I thought oh, how on earth I’ll manage to start paper piecing, but after searching a little bit around the links she gave, I started to be really exited! Now even at night I think pieces of papers and what fabrics to choose!
Laura and Katy are hosting ‘The Travelling PicStitch Bloghop’. Their idea is that we choose photo (perhaps from the place we live) and make a colour palette from that. Then we pick fabrics with those colours. With EPP = english paper piecing method we shall make a rose/star block. I have already made lots of colour palettes and can’t choose which one to use! You can make colour palettes for example here.
Visit Laura’s blog to find more details, inspiration, helpful links how to make blocks by English paper piecing, how to make colour palettes and to see what amazing presents there are waiting for us! If you would like to join the bloghop, please contact Laura and ask if there are still available dates. My date is in November … I thought I need lots of time for this … but guess what … I have already made my first templates! I’m not sure yet if that is going to be my final block – I’ll see how it goes when I start to sew. I thought it’s better to make templates first with hard paper and later if I get hooked with this, I can order good plastic templates.
Jessica from ‘Life Under Quilts’ has made really good, easy and fun video how to make English paper piecing.
Today I happened to see a fantastic puzzle quilt and thought you would like to see it, too. I love puzzles and I think this would be great way to make one! Visit ‘Helping Little Hands’ to see how great and easy idea Polly had to make a Jigsaw Puzzle baby quilt!
We had first rain two days ago! as you see earlier, but now it’s summer again! Perhaps some clouds but they look also amazing with the sunset!
Thank you for joining me today and also my warmest thanks for all your comments! They have been so important to me these last days and I’m so happy to know that You are there! I wish you already wonderful weekend and hope to see you very soon!