Sunday, October 7, 2012


I attended the 2012 Heritage Day Quilt Auction sponsored by the Capital Quilters Guild at Historic Oak View Park in Raleigh, NC, and for the first time I participated as a bidder. This year the proceeds benefited both the Guild and North Carolina Coastal Pines Girl Scout Council (where my daughter works). Unbelievably, I won 3 of the 5 quilts I bid on! Here are photos of the quilts. My photos do not do them justice...they are so beautiful.

This one is "Color Karma" a 34" by 34" wall hanging in the Amish quilt style:

This one is "Hollyhocks" a 51" by 60" quilt that I also plan to hang. This is the front view:

This is what the backing fabric looks like:

This one is called "Lotsa Dots" and is 62" by 82". It's hard to tell by the photo, but every piece of fabric has a pattern of dots.

More dots are on the reversible back of the quilt. I plan to use the quilt on my bed. The colors will really brighten up the room.

Off the Needles: Amy's Shawlette

Here's what I made for my daughter out the the yarn she brought back from her trip to Alaska last year. The pattern is adapted from a pattern I found on Ravelry. The original pattern was in garter stitch and required some frogging to finish it. I changed to stockinette and made some other changes because I really can't see the point of knitting something and then unknitting a substantial portion...that's just crazy. The edging is about all it has in common with the original pattern. The yarn is wool and, although bought in Alaska, was made in Chile.