NaBloPoMo Day 25: sewing as fast as I can

This is what I did today.

arts focus quilt

That is half of one of the two quilts I needed to put together for the kids to quilt on Thursday. I did manage to get all of the squares neatened up, ironed, and trimmed to the same size with a lot of help from my mom. She has also volunteered to finish putting them both together. Whew!

In knitting news, I am up to row 41 on the 67 row chart for that cowl. I’m actually enjoying working on it again! Also, I want to be able to wear it this winter. The real test will be if I hide it away again when it gets to the point where I have to kitchener all 110 stitches. Yikes. I will worry about that when the time comes, though.

slipstreaming away

Sorry I've been so quiet. I've been busy with the arts class at Niels school. Our art show gets set up tomorrow so all of the quilts had to be finished. Mom bound the two from the first session and I bound the two from the second (after spending a lot of time a couple of weeks ago putting them together). I think they look good.

quilt 2, fall 08quilt 1, fall 08quilt 2, spring 09quilt 1, spring 09

The kids from the first session were into the piecing (we have two 12-square quilts with enough for a pillow from one of them!) and the kids from the second session were more into the quilting. I only put 9 squares in each one, and a lot of the squares weren't all put together but they quilted like crazy. It's funny to see the difference.

As far as knitting goes, I have been pretty monogamously knitting on my Slipstream. The back and both sleeves are done and pictured below. The front is up to the straight section of the waist, so I'm getting pretty close!

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not knitting

This is not a knitting post. I haven't done much knitting in the past few days because I have been finishing up the quilts for the Textiles class at Niels' school. We are setting up a show of the kids' artwork from this year at the city hall rotunda tomorrow. (If you're local, come check it out!)

In any case, here are the fruits of our labor.

quilts, done!quilts, done!quilts, done!quilts, done!

More kids picked the green/blue squares to make so that is why that quilt is larger. I also have two black/yellow squares left to make a pillow like I did for the green/blue one. I have to find those squares before Monday, when the reception for the art show is.

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