Saturday, April 28, 2018

99% Done!

 The matching boys' size 4 cardigan is 99% finished! 
(it needs buttons which I do not have on hand right now!)
The skein repeated the last three colors almost evenly for the sleeves!
I used size 4 needles, Lion Brand Mandala yarn 
(with several knots!) 
which is a DK weight acrylic yarn.
The pattern I used is  Felix's Cardigan  by Jacki Kelly of The Complete Fabrication.         .
Very easy to read and follow and the best part is the sizing
which is from infant to 6 year old.
 Our bird feeder has a blooming sunflower underneath!  
It is very pretty but without seeds yet!
 It only stand 2' tall at this point but is a very healthy specimen.
I hope it survives a young toddler's attention!
I rearranged the quilt top again this morning!
I decided the thing I really didn't like was all the black patterning being so prominent visually, 
so I switched its placement in the 9 patch blocks and that gave the whole quilt a very different appeal!
I'm not thrilled with it, but I am sewing it together (top row is all so far) so I am committed!
It is a much more traditional layout now
but still contemporary in the use of solids.
I'm 99% happy with it!

8 comments:

  1. 99% is a pretty good percentage! LOL

    The kid sweater is adorable!

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  2. The sweater has a very pleasing effect...nice. I love volunteer plants (yesterday while I played in the dirt, I discovered cosmos from last year that spread and are already blooming, and a pansy that somehow made it from my pot to my landscaping)! The quilt looks good — I liked it before, but I like it even more now!

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  3. I prefer this lay out of your quilt. I like it. Great job of the cardigan xx

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  4. That sweater is so sweet! I can't imagine finding a sunflower. It's cold again-in the 40's boooo. I had to bring in my houseplants.

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  5. I can't believe how evenly those sleeves turned out! It would never happen for me. LOL! Cute as can be.

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  6. Isn't it fun to move bits of fabric around to change the appearance of the block.

    Love the sweater and the matching sleeves are kismet!

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  7. It always amazes me how switch Hing things around can change the perspective. Both projects look great. Love the sweater.

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  8. The sweater is just darling! I LOVE it. The sunflower is joyful. All you quilters amaze me ! I mean it!

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