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Sea glass and honeycomb

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

This weekend I finally made some knitting and sewing progress….

The sea glass quilt top is sown together. Most of these blocks were made for me by the Sew Euro-bee-an bee and then I topped up with some of my own.


It isn’t very big – a little under 5 feet by 6 feet. I’m thinking about maybe adding an extra row to make it a bit bigger. What do you think?

I got the first honeycomb sock finished too.


I used the V Junkie pattern  from Alice Yu’s book Socktopus and the yarn is Smooshy Dream in the cool fire colourway. It’s seriously girly! Despite having made a zillion pairs of socks I learned a new way of making the heel – I rather like this one!

Enjoy your Sunday!



11 Responses to “Sea glass and honeycomb”

  1. Diane Neale Says:

    It looks fabulous Helen. It’s like some sort of secret code! Size wise, it depends on what you want to do with it. As a lap quilt, it would be fine as it is, but as a bed quilt, maybe not.

  2. Leanne Says:

    That quilt is looking great! I love the socks and I was reading back, a trip to Barcelona on business sounds very exotic.

  3. Susan Says:

    I love sea glass. It is just such lovely colours in it.

  4. CarlaHR Says:

    Lovely progress Helen – and that on top of a business trip – most impressive.
    I’d probably go for making the quilt a bit bigger.
    The new way of making a heel looks most intriguing and I love the way the colours come together.
    Enjoy your week.

  5. Katy Says:

    The blocks looks great, depends on what you want to use it for whether you need more I suppose (she says, helpfully)

    Love the name of the sock book 😀

  6. MelD Says:

    A lovely quilt with a lovely name 🙂 I’d leave it and use it either as a single bed quilt or a topper on a double – surely it’s too pretty to actually use as a bedcover and is only for decoration?! I rather like the look of other pretty sheets poking out under a topper…

    Very nice sock indeed – it’s so gratifying when you try something new and different, isn’t it?!

  7. Angela @ Heart of Charnwood Says:

    I love the sea glass with all those little pops of colours- like the ladies have said before, it’s lap quilt size, so it depends where you want to use it! :o)

  8. Gillian Says:

    Your quilt is exquisite – really lovely with the pops of pink. I like that size. The sock is an impressive achievement too. 🙂

  9. diane stanley Says:

    I love that sock and I am a fan of bigger quilts so I vote for more blocks, unless you need a lap quilt.

  10. Elisabeth Says:

    Your sea glass quilt looks great, I love the pop of pink in the there. I like the size it is but then you wouldn’t be able to really enjoy it on a bed (if that’s what you’re thinking of doing).
    Love the sock too. I’ve never seen a heel like that before but it looks comfy.

  11. Annabella Says:

    Lovely to see the sea glass blocks together – it’s lovely and the differnet sashing seems to cause movement. I vote for going bigger too.