Babette Beginnings

January 10, 2008 § 1 Comment

Linda and I finally found some time to get started on our Babette Blankets today. We’ve made a couple of rules for ourselves. (UPDATE: Pattern is now available for purchase on Knitting Daily)

1) Must stay on schedule. No slacking, and no racing ahead. We are doing this together. Eleven blocks each month and we should be finished by this time next year.

2) No stressing about colors and placement. It is what it is. I have to admit that already there is 1 square that I don’t much care for.

We did the best we could choosing yarn from Elann.com, Knitpicks, and a couple of skeins of Cascade 220 by looking at colors on the Internet. They didn’t always look the same on the computer monitor as in real life. But we aren’t going to worry about it now. The “if-all-else-fails” plan is that we can give these away as gifts for Christmas and make another one for ourselves if we really hate them. But I suspect that the same rule in quilting applies here too. Often an individual fabric may be “ugly” by itself. But once place in a scrappy quilt with dozens of other fabrics, it looks so much better, even to the point of not being ugly any more.

I’ve got quite a schedule for myself over the next year. I hope I can stick to it. Plus… all the usual projects clammering to be done.

1) Eleven Babette squares per month (with Linda).
2) Two Advent Garland pieces per month (my own criteria so that it will be finished by Christmas next year).
3) 1 or more Civil War blocks from the book Civil War Love Letters Quilt per month (through the quilt shop).

§ One Response to Babette Beginnings

  • Emily says:

    You can do it! I am very excited to see the Blankets come together (you are very right about the scrappy blanket being much more than the sum of it’s parts).

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