Thursday, August 2, 2012

The things your kids can do


If you look at the cover of that new knitting book you will see that my daughter, Rebecca, is there - named on the cover. More about the book can be found here at Cooperative Press.  If you go to Rebecca's blog, Doilies Are Stylish you can read about the stunning shawl she designed - Iris.





I have been knitting with her forever, since she was about 10, maybe younger, although I think it was her grandmother who first taught her. She is a pretty excellent knitter.

Man, do you suppose she will autograph the book I am about to buy?

In quilting news, I have pieced the top of Mod Pop, and I am in love with it. I hope to quilt it right away, starting this weekend. I am already planning a larger one too.

Mod Pop - Top done

I told you already that Julie from Distant Pickles designed this one, right? She is going to give me a copy of the pattern to give away as soon as I finish, as long as my grade is high enough on this pattern testing venture, so stay tuned.

I have declared tomorrow another Friday off, it is a long weekend after all and I have great guests and beautiful weather.

Best,

Leanne

34 comments:

felicity said...

That poseidon Kona collection is a winner every time. And the pattern is completely fabulous - so simple yet so striking!

Debbie said...

What a fun quilt! You did such a nice job with the palette! Can't wait to see how you quilt it!

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

I am usually not big on a lot of the modern quilt designs, but I absolutely love this one! Maybe it also has something to do with the fact it is made in my favorite color combos?!

Charlotte said...

awww, you must be so proud! And rightly so :-D

Judith said...

What an achievement for you daughter and you must be so proud ! Love the quilt top too and can't wait to see it finished. How are you going to quilt it ?

Patchwork and Play said...

Now I am certain this deserves an A+ !!! This fabulous design reminds me of 70's Pop Art or wallpaper from that era! Wonderful!

memmens said...

Congrats to your daughter and I love that quilt top, gorgeous pattern and colours - I want to make one!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Wow, the shawl is gorgeous - you must be so proud! I ADORE your curvy quilt and have a bad case of the wanties ;o)

Annabella said...

How amazing for you and your daughter! I can`t knit to save my life but can see that your daughter`s design is fairly amazing. Love your quilt and the pattern is beautiful. Love those cool tones - just what I need right now.

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Kelly said...

Congrats to your daughter that shawl is amazing!

I love that quilt, it's a pattern that I will be buying when its available :)

Sarah said...

Congrats to your daughter - that is awesome!

Love your Mop Pop tester quilt - every bit as gorgeous as I knew it would be. What a great pattern from Julie!

Flying Blind... said...

Oooh proud mummy moment!!
Love your quilt too xxx

Laura Jane said...

Wow wow wow! Love that one!

elle said...

Talented daughter! Yes, get a good grade. I'd do this without a pattern but the math for how many of which colour where would defeat me! lol

Svetlana said...

wow, this quilt top is such a stunner! Love the gorgeous shawl, too.

Run Quilt Knit Write said...

That is seriously gorgeous - as is your daughter!!!

MariQuilts said...

Congrats to Rebecca...beautiful shawls. Love that quilt.

Judith, Belfast said...

Congrats to your daughter L! At least we know where she gets her talent from! Loving Mod Pop too! Jxo

capitolaquilter said...

Such a talented family, you must be so proud of your daughter - and yourself! The mod pod is really fun.

Quilter in the Gap said...

I love your quilt! Congrats to your very talented daughter...you have surprised me!!!

Ellie Q said...

Talent certainly runs in your family! Love the quilt!

Sheila said...

Clever young lady, you must be so chuffed.
I love the Mod Pop quilt, it would be a good man pattern.

A.J. Dub. (Amy) said...

Gorgeous knitting! Such talent!

I love your quilt top. Great colors and the pattern rocks!

Katy Cameron said...

Woohoo, congrats to the cover girl, and that shawl is stunning!

Loving your Mod Pop, and I think you're at least up to a B+ now, you should make it to an A by the time you quilt it ;o)

Jenny said...

Ohhh.....I'm in love too!!! This quilt is fantastic!

Mary Menzer said...

How wonderful for your daughter - and you to be able to show her off! Beautiful shawls. I wish I was a knitter!
Your top is beautiful too!

Ann Michelle said...

Wow! Awesome work by your daughter and i love that quilt!!!! Congrats!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Congratulations to Rebecca! Thanks fantastic :)
The curves look very cool!

Tina said...

Congrats to your daughter (and to the proud mom)!! Both quilt and shawl are beautiful!

Dianne Neale said...

You must be a very proud mum! And I would just add that your daughter has beautiful eyes!
Love the new quilt design, and the colours are beautiful.

Anne said...

Such a talented daughter. Must have gotten her mother's genes. : )

Jess said...

Like mother, like daughter? I love the shawl she designed! Your mod pop looks sensational - love the cools with white, so refreshing!

OPQuilt said...

I didn't want to leave a comment on your giveaway post as it would be like a raindrop in a hurricane of comments, but I did want to tell you I loved your Mod Pop quilt, and the quilting, and the colors. Yum. Total yum. What is it about those fresh blues and greens that make us feel all refreshed?

Great job on the quilt. Reading on. . .
Elizabeth E.
opquilt.com