Finished: Chevron Quilt

The Chevron Quilt is done and loved!

zigzag quilt

zigzag quilt

zigzag quilt

zigzag quilt

The half square triangles started out as 10″ squares, which I sewed in pairs. Both fabrics for the top were from KickAss County Store, the backing is an Ikea duvet cover piece, and the binding is Painters Canvas by Laura Gunn. I learned a ton by making this quilt, which is pretty much just my second one!

I hand pieced and hand quilted the whole thing, which I’m quite proud of. The points don’t perfectly match, there are some creases in the backing, and there were a few spots in the binding that needed attention after washing, but overall I’m very happy with it! It’s been on the bed for awhile already. I didn’t grow up with quilts, mostly comforters and duvets, so the feel of a quilt is a revelation. It’s light yet warm, thin but nicely dense and weighty. I love it.

jelly roll

We were on vacation this past week, and took a little road trip up to St Jacobs. The weather was lovely, and I ended up with a few souvenirs – this Comma jelly roll and Clover Hera marker from Reichard’s quilt shop, and some lovely String Theory sock yarn from Shall We Knit? in Waterloo. Thanks ladies!

String Theory Caper Sock

New Pattern: Markdale

The days are getting a little shorter, and the air a bit less swampy, but there’s still lots of time left to knit up this light and lacy cardigan! Markdale is easy and quick to work up in one of my favourite yarns, Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock. It only takes a few skeins, and is perfect for extending your summer sundresses and tees into the fall.

Markdale Cardigan

Markdale Cardigan

See details or queue and fave on Ravelry!

Binding Time!

I finished hand quilting on the chevron quilt! The quilting lines are about 3″-ish apart in a diagonal pattern. I’d actually love to do even more quilting on this project, but I think I might be ready to move onto the next one.

Roll o' binding.

time for binding!

On the knitting front, I have so much to do! I have a lovely lacy sweater pattern nearly ready to release before the autumn really rolls in. I’ve also been putting in some real work on a sweater for my boyfriend. It actually started as a sweater for me, but he really, really liked the yarn so I adjusted it to better fit him. I didn’t use a pattern, it’s just a basic bottom-up raglan with a bit of a neck detail. Quince & Co’s Chickadee is SUCH a lovely yarn, and a pleasure to knit with.

chickadee sweater

chickadee sweater

Maybe it’s that the weather is slightly less sweltering now, but I’m really feeling the need to reconnect with my knitting. I have so much to make and only two hands!