Welcome to the first issue of The Reef which will from now on replace Coral of the month. As not all of the species I introduced in the past were corals I thought it was about time to rename the series. I will continue to introduce one specimen from my secret reef located on the western shore of the Baltic Sea each month – as quantities last and new species are detected.
Cotonamidia polyestrum julii
Spanish Dancer sea-anemone
Cotonamidia polyestrum julii
Another species of the local reef. 20 cms long with a diameter of 11 cms, this sea anemone resembles a sea slug known as Spanish dancer but belongs to the carpet anemones.
Teddy proudly presents his finished Ten Stitch blanket (Yes, I do have patchwork covers – a gift)
Jule proudly presents the first five finished rows of the Rainbow blanket (looks better than expected, although I had to work out the pattern again on the even rows)
Pauli will at some time in the future proudly present his Ripple blanket (I frogged the beginning of the knitted project and am now crocheting)
Finally found some blue yarn for my rainbow blanket. Not the exact colour I was looking for, it’s merely a grayish blue rather than the cornflower blue I wanted and it contains 20 % wool, but it’s the right gauge. Two balls at 250 grams each, a bargain from the local supermarket. The purple yarn is from my stash, three balls, 600 grams total.
Knotweed, 62 x 82 cms
Yes, I did it – quilted the Knotweed sandwich by machine. First try, instant success. Or just beginner’s luck.
Remember I wrote that I was maybe going to quilt it if I had some matching batting in my stash? Well, I needed 62 x 83 cms. I went through the leftover pieces from my latest finishes and guess what? The remaining piece of batting from Protection was exactly the right size – 63 x 89 cms. Weird. That project really seems to work as a guardian as far as my efforts to finish my WIPs and UFOs are concerned.
As I had quite an amount of the yellow fabric, I also used it for the back and binding. It was just wide enough to fit lengthwise. And there’s still some left.
I quilted some tilting lines that echo the stalks in the center piece, just enough to hold it together. Instead of marking I quilted along some masking tape stuck to the surface.
Another one off the list.
Pyramids, 25 x 37 cms
Just finished the small sample piece Pyramids I’ve already posted about here. For the binding I used the same fabrics as for Protection. The backing is made of a fabric sample I bought a while ago. This was the one from the set I did like the least but I think it’s looking not bad at all with this project.
Also finished the top for Knotweed of which you can read more here. Maybe I’ll try some machine quilting if there’s a matching piece of batting in my stash.
Knotweed, finished top
Welcome to the next issue of Coral of the month. At the beginning of each month I will introduce one specimen from my secret reef located on the western shore of the Baltic Sea – as quantities last and new species are detected.
Polyestra viscosia luminaria julii
Glow-in-the-dark sea anemone
A very rare species around here. 13 cms high with a diameter of 12 cms, this sea anemone is collecting light during daytime and is emitting a greenish glow when it’s dark. The chemical process has yet to be researched.
My mug rugs are finished! I took them with me today to work on in my lunch break and managed to sew the binding on four of them. The remaining two got the treatment after I came home today.
One less project on the list.
Tutorial by Avis of Oh Sew Tempting!
Set of 6, 15 cms/6″ square each