Thursday, October 12, 2017

Diamond Hugs and Yak Socks are done!

Diamond Hugs is finished! There were lots of little bumps in the road to get this one done mostly a sewing machine that didn't want to work. This quilt is a gift and I didn't want to stop so I just changed to another machine and kept going. And now it is done!
The quilt does lie flat if the person (me) spreading it out takes the time.
The squares are all scraps of fabrics that I decided to clean out last summer. This is the second of three flannel quilts using up most of my flannel scraps. You can see the first quilt in the group, Hugs Squared, here.

The quilt is 80" by 88" and the batting is Dream Cotton. I pieced and quilted this with Aurifil thread. I did the machine quilting with a walking foot and quilted the diamonds with double lines. The border is quilted in lines parallel to the sides.

The back is also flannel with matching leftover HST pieces from the front adding some interest off center.

I also finished Ray's Yak socks. They are actually yak and bamboo and feel very nice. The yarn is Lhasa Wilderness from Bijou Basin Ranch. Ray picked out the yarn when we were at the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival in September.

The weather has been cool and rainy - perfect for working  on a grandson's quilt and knitting my sweater. Hopefully I'll have another finish or two in the coming week.


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