"...for we put the thought of all that we love into all that we make" ~ J.R.R. Tolkien

Sunday, January 31, 2010

I Can't Think Of A Title :)

Just wanted to show you all a couple of things :)

First up- I finished all my Modern Siggy Swap blocks! I signed all 101 of them today, and only messed up one of them :) I whipped up an extra one and signed it, and they'll be going in the mail tomorrow- a whole month before they're due!!

Modern Siggy Swap Blocks
I used three different fabrics from the "Farmer's Market" collection by Sandi Henderson. They were really easy and really fast to make, even if there were 101 of them. I sewed 1/2" from each of the lines to save the corners, so now I have 202 1.5" half-square triangles to play with too!

Ryan at I'm Just A Guy Who Quilts has started crocheting, and asked me to show what I do with the ends when I change colors.

Crochet Demo
First I bring them both (the old color and the tie-on from the new color) around so they are in front of the working yarn.

Crochet Demo
And then I start crocheting the new row, making sure the ends are caught within the stitch!

I hope this makes sense, Ryan!

I'm extremely left-handed, so if it looks like my crochet is backwards that's why :)


  1. That is alot of siggies.....great going!!

  2. Nice job on the quilt blocks Jennie! I finished mine tonight too and will put them in the mail this week.

    I always find it interesting to see left handed crocheting. I've only done right handed crocheting since I'm right handed, and show in this video how to change colors and stitch over the ends if your right handed readers are interested.

    Have a good week!


  3. Hey Jennie! Thanks for that tip! I am starting my next dish cloth within the next few days and will try it out. All the directions you wrote made perfect sense, even the left handed part. As I'm a lefty too! :)

    Your hand must have been some tired from signing all those blocks. I tried to sign up for this swap, but missed out.

    Have a great week!

  4. Yea, another lefty. It took me a long time to find someone to teach me to crochet. (Many years ago.)