So, I finally decided to free-motion quilt this quilt. And look at the nice hunk (a technical quilting term) of green flannel print that I rounded up from my stash to use for the backing. I recommend this easy quilt layout (see previous post for the recipe) for any kind of quilt, it could be using a color scheme (forgive me for using the term "color scheme") on this blog! Anyhow, the quilt could have all the same color plain squares alternating with a traditional quilt pattern such as nine patch, four patch, bow tie, or whatever. Even some applique could be thrown (Roz, how could you--applique is never thrown!) in. While it doesn't show up very well in the photo, I sewed on a yellow binding. So it's all ready for the next baby who comes along--there's always a baby! Although there seems to be a lot of baby girls in the family. I knitted a blue baby layette set a couple of years ago and no takers.
Speaking of knitting, I made some socks for myself for a change (I'm usually giving them away). I wear heavy socks to bed on cold nights. I found this pattern a long time ago, it's for a different type of heel called a peasant heel or afterthought heel. You knit the sock and you place some stitches on a spare bit of yarn, and after you do the toe, you go back, take out the bit of yarn and knit a heel with a method that is just about the same as the toe. So very easy.