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.


Friday, June 5, 2015

Child's Crazy Quilt

I have a hard time throwing away fabric scraps.  These children quilts seem to be a good way to use those scraps.  This one measures 39.5 in x 49 in.  I think these make a great way for children and adults to interact.  They can either look for different colors, shapes, or things or they can use what they find to tell stories.
The next few photos are close ups to show details.  In this one you can find flags, a robot, an angel, trees, fireworks, the work "eek," and more.

In  this one you can find owls, motorcycles, trees, a pink suitcase, two girls talking with their feet up, the word "Arkansas" over a basketball and net, and kangaroos.

In this on there are teddy bears, sunflowers, a dog house, snowman, and shapes (triangles, squares).
 In this one you can find building, a tractor, horses, dogs, and a pirate map.

Here is the back.  

Friday, May 29, 2015

Teal Scarf

Recently finished knitting this teal scarf.  It was knit using the pattern His (Birthday) Scarf by Monika Steinbaur.  The yarn was leftover from an earlier project.  It's Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine.

 This detail photo also shows the more true color of the yarn.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Another Crazy Quilt Top Finished

I have finished another crazy quilt top.  This one is approx 40 in X 50 in.  I now need to quilt it.

 
These next few photos show some of the details of interest to be found in the quilt.  In this section there are dogs, a cat, a tractor, part of a pirate’s map, kangaroos.
 
In this section there is a pink poodle, a motorcycle, elephants, a duck with a Santa hat, sewing tools.
 
In this section there is a crab, a pink poodle, the Eifel tower, trees, and Santa.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Top Down Baby Sweater

I knit this baby sweater for a great-niece.  The pattern is F207 Top Down Baby Sweater by JoAnne Turcotte.  The yarn is  Schachenmayr original Catania Grande (100% cotton).

Friday, May 8, 2015

Four Knitted Hats

These hats are all made from leftover yarn from previous projects.  Most likely they will be given that our local children's hospital;s  Knitting for Noggins program.  The gray one on the top to the left was knitted using the pattern Regular Guy Beanie by Chuck Wright.  The yarn worsted Red Heart I think.  The top right one was knit using the Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted Multi yarn and pattern Palindrome Hat by Kristin Bellehumeur.  The two bottom hats were knit using multiple different yarns and the pattern Scrap-happy Celebration Hat by Cosette Cornelius-Bates.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Seascape Stole in Green -- Finished

I've finished knitting the seascape stole.  It took me about six weeks.  I'm very pleased with how it turned out.  The pattern is Seascape Stole by Kieran Foley.  The yarn is  Misty Mountain Farm Alpaca Lace.  It feels very soft and delicate.  It measures 16 in X 66 in.


Friday, April 24, 2015

Medallion Quilt

I made this medallion quilt for someone I know who has metastatic lung cancer.  The quilt is machine pieced and quilted.  It measures 47 in X 64 in.

 

The inner square was a pre-marked piece.  The fabric adjacent to it is a brown batik.

 

The next round was a strip of green fabric with yellow squares at the corners.  Then I added strips of fabric given to me by a friend who spent many years as a missionary..  I think this fabric was from Australia or New Zealand as it has kangaroos, lizards, etc and in the original fabric had surrounded a scene of Aborigines people (I think).  An additional strip of the brown batik was added.

 

The back is this lovely purple, blue, and brown fabric which was given to me by the same friend.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Madison's Irish Chain Quilt

I pieced the quilt top for this quilt using dresses saved by my niece's mom/my kid sister from when my niece was a baby/toddler.  I decided the Irish chain pattern would allow the fabrics to be shown off.  The quilt is machine pieced by me and hand quilted by my sister.  The quilt measures 94.5 in square.

 

This photo shows the fabrics a little clearer.

 

And this one just a bit of the nice quilting my sister (Madison’s mother) did.

 

The quilt label was made using a piece of the collar from one of the dresses.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Seascape Stole in Green

I started this project so that I'd have something to work on during the plane trip to Arizona for my sister's wedding last month.  In truth, I did very little knitting while gone from home.  I am settling back into work on it.  It's a lovely project which will take a while.  The pattern is Seascape Stole by Kieran Foley.  The yarn is  Misty Mountain Farm Alpaca Lace.