Sunday, January 15, 2012

The Hole in the Barn Door

My first new start for 2012 will be under the guidelines of the quilterie 2012 challenge.

It is a two colour quilt.  Solid red and white actually.

When I discussed it with Sharon I thought it was called Churn Dash, but because the block is in a 2:1:2  rather than 2:2:2 format. It is actually the Hole in the Barn Door pattern.

I don't normally cut all the fabric prior to piecing.  With a two colour quilt, rather than my usual scrap quilts, I was able to cut out everything.

After my recent experience with Bonnie Hunter and her mystery quilt, I am going to use the Easy Angle ruler and chain piece.  All a new quilting experience for me.

My English cousin has been staying with me for the past few weeks and she made me a pair of socks

The colour isn't showing well on my screen, but there is a lime green stripe between various shades of grey.  They are just lovely.  Being the competitive person I am I pulled out a sleeveless vest I knitted in Fair Isle in 1981

If you have really, really good eyesight, you may be able to see that I have been able to add a name to my photos.  Look over on the bottom left on the above picture.  I have been enviously reading blogs with lovely printing on the uploaded photos and finally I have worked out how to do it.  Things can only improve from here.

Being able to add my label to the photos makes up for all the weird little  things that have been occurring to my blog recently.  Sorry if I haven't answered your comments.  I do appreciate them, but they don't all go to my email since I started moderating them.


Janet O. said...

I have been educated. I always just thought that the names were interchangeable. Good to know. The blocks look so crisp in the solid colors!
I was impressed by the socks--I am bowled over by the sweater. Wow!!

regan said...

Love you little blocks! They are sweet! And the socks and sweater are gorgeous! I wish I could knit like that, but it's been over 20 years since I knitted last, and I was never that good to begin with! lol

Janet said...

I love your red and white project, I kinda knew it wasn't the usual churn dash. Lucky you having socks made for you and the vest looks wonderful. I'm not sure I'd have it in me to stick to fairisle knitting any more.

Maureen said...

Lovely blocks! Thanks for explaining the difference between the two similar blocks. I just recently saw a photo of an antique version of this quilt with white setting blocks and couldn't stop staring at it. I'll enjoy watching your progress.

antique quilter said...

oh I love the hole in the barn door blocks ;)
chunky churn dash I call them sometimes!
I may have to join you with this one!
Kathie who has been having the itch to knit lately although making something like that vest would be way out of my league, its beautiful

Carol G said...

Your first 2012 challenge quilt is going to be lovely. How big will it be or do you know? Looking forward to progress reports. Really cool socks your cousin knit for you--love the lime green. And love the vest you made too.

Me and My Stitches said...

Wonderful Hole in the Barn Door blocks - they are going to make a beautiful quilt. Lucky you to be the receiver of such a nice pair of socks. Your vest is lovely - wish I had your knitting skills.

Sharon said...

LOVE the red! This is going to be a fabulous piece. How big are you planning for this one?

Dawn said...

Love your red and white - a fabulous beginning to a year of solids!
The knitting is quite impressive - by both of you.
Thank you for sharing.

Pat said...

Thanks for the feedback on the BTCT vines width - 1/4" will be the way to go!

Love the crisp look of your red and white blocks. And those knitted socks would feel nice and cozy tonight...our temperatures are dropping to well below 0 and by Thursday it is only going to 3 degrees above zero during the day...brrrrrrhhh....

I will dream of your warm weather!

Barb said...

your red and white blocks are so crisp and nice!
Love the socks too