November 21, 2017

It's Time to Vote in the Sugar Plum Block Challenge!

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Your opinion matters!  It's time to vote for your favorite projects made with the Sugar Plum Block.  Visit the Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber Blog to cast your votes.

As you probably know, I make as many rainbows as possible and was delighted to figure out how to make this block with a Kona Bright rainbow layer cake.  Each Sugar Plum block is made with three different Kona solids, with Kona White and Ash as backgrounds.  Voting ends on Sunday, so vote now! 

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November 19, 2017

Slow Sunday Stitching | Rainbow Afghan + Another Rabbit Trail

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My Slow Sunday Stitching is a crochet rainbow afghan for my bed.  I've advanced two whole rows because I fell down a rabbit hole.

I started Lazy Waves three Sundays ago and right now it's about 26" x 72".  There are 16 colors, and the plan is to keep up the rainbow pattern as established, finishing the edges with white.  The size will be determined by the amount of yarn it uses up; this is entirely from my yarn stash, and I'm not buying any more for this project.

And you see the rabbit hole I fell in ... some variegated purple!  So this is actually how I ended up in this hole.  I ran out of the next color of orange for the rainbow afghan, and all of the yarn is in the shop, so I need to get out to the shop and see if there is more of that shade of orange hibernating.  I brought in this delightful purple mush the last time I was out foraging yarn in the shop, and since I'm too scared of the dark to go look for the orange {I only remember after dark!}, I've been using up this fun purple.  Which will also be a rainbow afghan because I've got this variegated yarn in most every color of the rainbow, thanks to the yarn stash from my Grandma!

You can see what others are slow stitching today over at Kathy's Quilts.

Slow Sunday Stitching

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