The mini and the madness.

The binding has been vanquished. I revisited the quilt and was in a much better frame of mind. We apologized to each other and worked well together from there on out.

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I love it and it’s adorable mini-ness. It’s the Mini Charm Box Quilt, a free pattern from FQS. I used Grand Canal by Kate Spain mini charm packs and Kona Cotton for the top and Moda Bella Solids for the backing and binding.

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I’m particularly swoon-y over the quilting. I went along with the advice on organic wavy line quilting from Sew Fresh Quilts. I really like the look. I went with a solid orange back and solid binding, kind of a new thing for me. I’m generally a prints everywhere and anywhere kind of girl. But I do like how the orange shows off my fairly decent–in my eyes, at least–at wavy organic lines.

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I would be remiss if I didn’t share my current obsession:

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This shawl. I cannot stop knitting it. I love it so, and I’m constantly thinking of what colors I want to use in the next section or how much more mohair should go in. Hint–the answer is all the mohair. Look how fuzzy it is!

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Ok, to calm down and recap, this is the Marled Magic Mystery Shawl by Stephen West. I finished that first seed stitch section this past weekend and got started on the brioche. For the seed stitch I used a pretty random combo of about 20 different yarns, just with the general idea to try to keep it on the subtle side, colorwise. For the brioche, I used one strand of SuperCraftyGirl Beastie Sock in Day Drinking held together with one strand of Rowan KidSilk Haze in a light pink.

If you haven’t tried brioche yet, I highly recommend it. This was only one color, so I haven’t tried two color brioche, but it was dead easy. And the texture it makes! You can’t imagine the squish! I’ve now started on section 4, spoiler alert–more mohair! I haven’t taken any pictures of that yet though, so here’s a picture of a sock:

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Peepaloo Fields in Purr

I’m on the gusset of the second sock now, but I have a pretty hard time putting down my Marled Magic. It’s like a siren song of color and texture.


YoM day 176-177: Sock and shawl knitting

YoM day 178: Sock knitting and finished the mini quilt

YoM day 179-180: Sock and shawl knitting


Happy making!

 


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6 thoughts on “The mini and the madness.

  1. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi! I am swooning over your quilting too! Love the wavy lines (and that orange!) is just perfect. I’m glad you and the binding both apologized to each other – sometimes in the heat of the moment words are said that shouldn’t be. Playing nice is important and it set an example for other bindings – don’t try anything with me or else! Oh, and the mini quilt is adorbs too. ~smile~ Roseanne

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