Spooktacular Halloween Block Swap

There’s still time to join in the fun.  Click the button in the sidebar to find all the info.  I finally got Mel’s blocks added into the quilt layout.  Remember, this is just to show all the different blocks all the swappers have chosen.  They are randomly colored in by me and do not reflect the fabrics of the actual blocks or colors used – it’s just a visual reference because we’re all choosing different block patterns to use and so many patterns go by multiple names.

spook 8-2-14  The list of blocks follows the order of the blocks in the quilt layout from left to right in horizontal rows.


I changed up a couple of my blocks – some crazy person had added in a couple paper-pieced blocks in my row and I don’t really enjoy doing paper piecing (what was I thinking!) LOL  so replaced those blocks with different block patterns.


swappers 8-2-14


Camp Loopy Projects



Here’s my Camp Loopy 3 knit project – Zigzagatory.  This yarn started out making little stripes where I cast on at one edge.  Then, as I increased stitches, it became wider looking stripes with more cream in between and the cream color mostly on the top edge, and now, where I have the widest portion, it’s starting to pool.  It gets much  longer but I think I’ve already done a couple of extra stitches beyond how wide the original pattern is.  I’ve got plenty of yarn so shouldn’t run into any problems with enlarging it a bit.  If I remember right the pattern instructions say it’s just shy of 10″ wide by 75″ long.  I’ll continue increasing until the width is about 12″ for the widest section where I stop increasing and just add length, and add another foot or more into that section in length too before the decreasing starts again.

I ran a few errands today, watered the garden which was extremely wilty looking.  I didn’t water last night because it was thundering and thundering while I was sitting out on the patio knitting and sipping my coffee yesterday evening and the sky was really black, but it all blew past us without a drip.  I did pick a couple of cucumbers so tomorrow I can make some sweet and sour cucumbers and have dill from my dill plant to add in. Yum.  And I picked a couple of bell peppers.

The rest of the afternoon was spent working on my Camp Loopy sewing project 3.

So far, I’ve got all the pieced bird blocks finished.  I’m hoping to get the rest of the filler block pieces cut tonight so they’ll be ready to stitch on tomorrow.