Wednesday WIPs

So, let’s do an update on Fox and Geese, which still hasn’t told me what it’s real name is. I started piecing the blocks April 28th. At this point I have 8 sets of colors done, 4 blocks of each color. That’s almost 1 set per day, except I have been making them in 2-3 colors at a time, so more slacking than sewing. LOL! I have 8 more colors to go, all of the blue greens and olives, a purple and a pinky red.

Fabric pull

Sure wish my phone camera took consistent photos, but then again, different types of weather and time of day make my carpet look all kinds of shades of tan.

I am still enjoying the piecing, even if there is a lot of trimming of the components. The large HST component goes through 3 trimmings!!! And then there’s the other HSTs components to trim, 4 per block!  After all the blocks are completed I will have trimmed 640 components!!! Why did I do the math? See why I make blocks instead of units. LOL! The thought of sitting and trimming 384 HSTs, then sewing, then trimming 128 triangles, and sewing, and then 128 larger HSTs, just brings on the vapors!

For my knitting audience, if you are even still out there, I give you a great pattern I just found. Eurasian Cowl is gorgeous! I am really into the shawl/cowl merge some designers are creating. They stay on better, but have the look of shawls. I was thinking to make Willow Cowl with the new yarn for my friend’s gift, but now I am pondering if the yarn would do Eurasian justice. I am doubting it, but want to cast this on ASAP! I should probably look in stash for a more even shaded skein of fingering and just make it for me. I think I am just resisting another Willow since I have already made 2. But it is such a great cowl, easy wearing and works well with variegated yarns. What to do….

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25 thoughts on “Wednesday WIPs

  1. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Chris! You are making progress, and I see your point about the camera phone. I lament the same thing but don’t want to set up a whole photography booth so I live with it. I hear you about wanting a strip method for the sashing and cornerstones. If you come up with a method that works, I look forward to hearing about it. It is tricky deciding how to press the seams, although sometimes I press them open. That takes a long time plus burned fingers. ~smile~ Roseanne

  2. Maggie says:

    Ha, never do the math on quilts! But it’s already looking wonderful.
    That’s a wonderful pattern! A bit to fuzzy for me right now (I hope I will have the patience to knit from real patterns when we’ve moved), but the idea of a cowl/shawl combination sounds perfect. I love shawls, but they never stay on.

  3. inquiringquilter says:

    That’s why I don’t do math. 😉 You are actually doing fantastic! Such progress! This will look so might when it’s done and perhaps by then it’ll tell you it’s name! Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss. As for the cowl, I’d try something new, but only if you want to. There’s nothing wrong with going with the tried and true! I don’t knit or crochet, but I love to look at yarn!

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