Friday, August 28, 2015

Purple Roses in Cowboy Boot

This small quilt is 12.5 in X 15 in.  It is machine appliqued and quilted.  The roses were fussy cut.
 Here's a close up showing some of the boot detail.
 Here's a close up showing some of the fussy cut roses.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Silk-Yak Scarf -- WIP

I started knitting this scarf using left over yarn from other projects.  The two yarns are Lotus (Trendsetter) Tibetan Cloud (the tan color yarn, 100% yak) and Blue Ridge Yarns Silk Shimmer Lace (the blue color, 100% silk).  The pattern is my modification of Symmetry in Silk by Eugen Beugler.  I am pleased with the lovely drape and feel of the scarf. I had to order addition Silk Shimmer Lace yarn.  I hope I don't have to do the same for the Tibetan Cloud.  Here's how it's looking so far.

Friday, August 14, 2015

American Flag Quilt -- WIP

I recently pieced this small wall quilt.  It is machine pieced with appliqued stars.  The flag quilt measures 35.5 in X 23.25 in unquilted.  My sister is going to hand quilt it.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Pear Sorbet Shawl Finished

The shawl is finished!  It turned out nicely.  The pattern is Pear Sorbet Shawlette by Marly Bird. The yarn is  Classic Elite Yarns Firefly. Blocked, it measures approx 68 in X 27 in.  Here are a few photos to show it off.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Houndstooth Quilt in Blues

I recently finished this quilt -- child or lap size at 42.5 in X 55.5 in.  It features the houndstooth block.  The quilt is machine pieced and quilted.  It is headed to a friend who lives in Florida.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Pear Sorbet Shawl -- WIP

No finished projects to show.  My current knitting project is a shawl using the same yarn as this top.  The yarn is  Classic Elite Yarns Firefly.  I started a scarf using a very simple pattern (Firefly Scarf) as I had received a notice for jury duty and wanted something I could take with me.  I lucked out as I was later notified the cases for my week were all canceled.  The scarf pattern in the yarn looked so blah that I unraveled it and chose a different pattern.  Here's the firefly scarf approximately two thirds done before I unraveled it.  I think the scarf would be lovely in a different yarn. 
This next photo is of the shawl that I am now working.  I like it much better.  The pattern is Pear Sorbet Shawlette by Marly Bird. 

Friday, July 17, 2015

Blue Houndstooth Child Quilt -- WIP

This work in progress (WIP) is a blue version of the houndstooth quilt I recently did in multiple colors.  A friend asked me to make one in blue.  It is pieced and I am currently working on the quilting.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Knitted Beach Bag

I knit this beach bag using Jute macrame rope, 3-ply, from Hobby Lobby.  Next time I think I will try 2-ply which should be less stiff and easier to use.  Still it turned out rather well. The pattern is Sea Breeze Bag.  The first photo is taken with my running shoes in the bag to an effort to "stretch" the bag out.
 This photo was taken shortly after finishing the bag.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Sour Apple Green Tank

This lovely green tank was knit using the pattern Summer Breeze Tank by Pattons Design Team.  The yarn is  Classic Elite Yarns Firefly.  Here's the front.

 Here's the back:
 And here's a closer view to show the lace detail.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Houndstooth Patch Quilt

This child's quilt is made using the houndstooth scrap patch.  It is machine pieced and quilted.  The finished quilt measures 41 in X 56 in.  I gave it to a colleague for his grandchild.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Hat Done, Top in Progress

This hat is actually a darker, richer brown that the photos show.  It was knits using the pattern  Cabled Dad Hat  by Alexis Winslow.  The yarn is Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash.   The hat can be worn slouchy or with the brim folded.

This top is what I am currently knitting.  I am knitting it in the round rather than as a front and back piece to be seamed latter.  When I got to the armhole shaping it seemed to wide so I frogged it back to the pattern and am working in a few decrease rounds.  The pattern is Summer Breeze Tank.  The yarn is Classic Elite Yarns Firefly and the color is called sour green.  It is a much lovelier shade than my photo shows.


Friday, June 12, 2015

Stars Galore

This lovely quilt, Stars Galore, is the quilt I received in the ALQS9 quilt swap.  It's 18.25" square, machine pieced and quilted.  It was made by Marie.  Her blog is Marie's Creative Space.