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Creative week 10

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My youngest son has been on holiday from school again this week, so we have been learning his part for the Shakespeare play his class are doing at school – he is playing Quince in A Midsummer Night’s Dream – I know most of the parts myself now as I have been reading them for him – we have also got a copy of the 1998 film version, starring Rupert Everett, Calista Flockhart and Michelle Pfeiffer, to watch.  I hope when he gets to do his GCSEs he does Taming of the Shrew as it is my favourite of the Shakespeare plays (10 Things I Hate About you, starring Heath Ledger, is based on this play), closely followed by King Lear. He has also had one of his friends over to play on the Xbox.  We have done his back to school shopping including his bus pass – why is getting to school so expensive?

I have had time to crochet some baskets from my left over yarns, which have been used to keep things tidy in several places around the house – perhaps now we’ll be able to find things a little more easily.

I used aran yarn doubled up for this one it is approx 9" in diameter

I used aran yarn doubled up for this one it is approx 9″ in diameter

crochet basket 2

I used double knitting yarn for the pink/orange bowls/baskets which measure approx 6″ in diameter. Ideal for containing all the keys by the front door, so everyone knows where their car keys are and there is no excuse for loosing the house keys either.

crochet basket 1a

The new home for the TV remotes, sticky tape and anything else that is left lying on the dining room table.

crochet basket 3

Yet to be filled up but I am sure it won’t be long.

crochet basket 4

Another one empty for the moment.

I have already lost two blue ones to the two boys for their desks.  In total I have made 6 with another one to be made this afternoon.

This weeks quilt idea came about after seeing a quilt on the internet which used this block along with several others to make a very interesting quilt but using very traditional colours.

Week 10 Quilt idea

Measures approximately 84″ square.
The same quilt using plain colours

The same quilt using plain colours

The block for the quilt which is used 'on-point'

The block for the quilt which is used ‘on-point’

The following links will take you to the quilt layout Quilt layout, the fabric requirements in yards Fabric requirements in yards, the rotary cutting info for each of the blocks, rotary cutting info 1 rotary cutting info 2, the corners rotary cutting info corner top right, rotary cutting info corner top left, rotary cutting info corner bottom right, rotary cutting info corner bottom left and the setting triangles rotary cutting info top setting triangles, rotary cutting info right setting triangles, rotary cutting info left setting triangles, rotary cutting info corner top right and finally the templates should you wish to try this quilt with paper piecing templates.

The inner border is 2 inches wide therefore needs to be cut 21/2″ wide, 2 pieces 681/2″ long and 2 x 721/2 “.  The second border is 4″ wide – cut 2 x 41/2″ by 721/2″ and 2 x 41/2″ by 801/2″ and finally the outer border is 2″ wide – cut 2 x 21/2″ by 801/2″ and 2 x 21/2″ by 841/2”.

Here is the link for the quilt show calendar:-https://artnextdoor.wordpress.com/2013/02/18/quilt-and-craft-show-calendar/                         the next show in my calendar isn’t until the end of the month.

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