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Blogtoberfest #9 TKASS 2012 Part One

As I mentioned the other day I had tickets to go to the Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexander Palace today with my friend George and another mummy friend Alicia was also coming with her mother-in-law. So, this is the first part of my day today, I’ll be doing the talking with my  pictures.

The amazing windows at Ally Pally, don’t you just love them?

An entire knitted village before I got into the exhibition, some people actually spent time knitting these up. I really love the detail they’ve gone into.

I’m pleased by simple things, I loved how these are arranged like a rainbow…gorgeous!

The biggest crocheting and knitting needles I’ve ever seen. Not sure they would be very comfortable to knit or crochet with, I think it would make your wrists hurt.

I could have taken hundreds of these pictures…the colours are just amazing.

My guys from The Crochet Chain were there with a good selection of DROPS yarns, unfortunately not the ones I needed, so I just ordered them online from The Wool Shed.

An absolutely gorgeous quilt, I just can’t believe the time someone spent completing this.

Alicia with her granny trolley, ready to buy, buy, buy. She didn’t get that much in the end.

More to come tomorrow.

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FO: Flowery Quilt

I just found these pictures of a flower baby quilt that I made probably over 5 years ago. In fact it was so long ago that I can’t even remember who I made it for. What I do remember is that I had these really cute squares of different flowery fabric, and each square had a different pattern on it.

I can’t remember many more details of this particular quilt, but I remember it being really easy to make, I just used squares and sewed them together. I had a back piece, put wadding in the middle and then added a pink border.

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Soft Quilt for Baby Prasad

Even though I’ve been making lots of knitted baby blankets in recent years, I also used to make smallish baby quilts. Although, I often don’t do any actual quilting, apart from some minor sections. I prefer to patchwork the top and then chose a nicely coloured piece of fabric for the bottom, then in the middle I use some wadding to make it nice and soft.

And even though I know that we’re having a little girl, I still decided to use a good selection of yellows, a nice red and green, with a nice pinkish bottom piece of fabric. It’s worked out well, and is nice and soft.

This quilt brings my collection of blankets to three, a woollen one, a cotton one and this one. I think I should probably stop making blankets now, but they’re nice and easy to knit/make and I love the idea of being able to chose very different colours.

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Starry Starry Night

This was the one piece of sewing that took me the longest. Probably because It was all sewn by hand?! It’s a quilt that was made from simple cotton, with a star design, see picture:

The fact that it took so long to make made it that much more rewarding when it was finally finished. It’s found a very good home with a good friend of mine.

I’d like to think of this quilt as a bit of a work of art, especially as it looks rather good, don’t you think?

The back was a bright red, which works quite nicely.