Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Afghan WIP

Thank you for your e-mails & comments re. this afghan. I did finish the corner block + started one of 2 bird blocks.
To respond to questions:
-I think this is still available for purchase.
-I'm using Anchor floss, 4 strands. It is charted for Medici or DMC floss. IMO perle cotton #5 & Watercolours would work, too. I'm changing some of the colors ... well, just because.
-I use an 11" x 11" Quilt 'N Go Lap Frame [by Prym-Dritz Corp] which is similar to q-snap for the area I'm stitching. I bought the frame from a fabric store a few years ago. The afghan cloth rests on my lap while I stitch. It works for me.
-Yes, I think it makes a difference if the motif is not centered. I'm being very careful to get the motif centered before I launch into the stitching!!

We are on our second snow day. The boys are thrilled to be home. They were scheduled 1/2 day on Thurs -- off on Fri & following Monday. They are getting a longer Winter vacation than expected. It snowed ALL DAY yesterday & today we are supposed to get about 1-3" of lake effect snow. The problem is the high winds which cause the blowing & drifting.

6 comments:

Vonna said...

We're on our second snow day too down here :) I'm getting LOTS stitched!! Hurray for me :)

Your afaghan is going to be beautiful...I love those acorn motifs :)

KarenV said...

Great progress Leila, it's looking lovely :)

BeckySC said...

GF...I am LOVING it!!! :)

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Looks fantastic, Leila!

Michelle said...

Your afghan is beautiful! I have some alphabet charts that are meant for an afghan. I may just have to pull those out! Love yours!

stitcherw said...

I love the acorn square you finished, very pretty. This is going to be a gorgeous afghan when done.
Sue

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