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Saturday, July 14, 2012

FNSI...

Last night was once again, Friday night sew in and I worked on two projects.
Firstly I finished off a dog jacket to give to the 'Animal Angels Refuge'. I had planned to try to complete 3 of them but 8.30 arrived rather quickly. That meant I wanted to be in the lounge-room then so that I could watch an episode of 'Silent Witness' on TV :-). My sewing room (aka 3rd bedroom) is the furtherest room from the television.


The dog jacket sewn in polar fleece

So from 8.30 I moved on to a project that could be done in front of the TV. I tacked all the 'intersections' of some of the donated squares that I picked up last Tuesday and brought home to sew into blankets. I sew a few stitches at each end of the squares to join them, and continued until I had a column of 6 joined squares. Then I joined the columns; again just a few stitches at the intersections.



I sew a few stitches (tack) squares together in a long strip, then join the strips by tacking at the intersections
To make joining easier, I have done a row of double crochet (SC in US terms) in black around the squares. I had only crocheted around 26 squares so need to do another 4 to get another row of 6 to make a decent sized blanket. Later last night I started sewing the seams for real; with the tacking holding everything in place it's a quick and easy task. So far I've done 2 of the long vertical seams. Should have the extra row done and all the seams sewn up by next Wednesday's Knit and Natter. :-)

The 4 rows by 6 isn't quite big enough so I will add another  strip of 6 squares

5 comments:

Maria said...

Love both your projects and you are so kind to help others.
Do you have a pattern for the dog coat???

Becky said...

Both projects will be well received I'm sure...LOVELY!

creations.1 said...

Not only are you giving to 2 lucky recipients but you have also given me another option for sewing together knitted squares! I have been knitting square to make into a blanket on and off for 3 years and have been wondering how I would join them altogether - now I know!!

Tanya said...

We watched Silent Witness too on Fri night. How did the reunion go?

Gemini Jen NZ said...

Very productive!