This small quilt, 16 in X 16 in, is made using dog treat bags for the quilt top. The quilt back is part of a dog food bag. The batting is Hobbs Heirloom. I used cotton fabric for the binding. It is machine pieced and quilted. It has been entered into the Quilt Alliance 2015 contest. This year’s theme is Animals We Love (contest guidelines).
Friday, January 30, 2015
Friday, January 23, 2015
In an attempt to finish posting the items I knit either for Christmas or by the end of 2104 I am sharing all these today. This first photo shows a knitted slouch hat (given to a colleague for his wife) and an infinity scarf (given to a friend). The pattern for the hat is Chunky Slouch Cap by Melissa "Missa" Hills. The pattern for the scarf is a blend of two patterns: Super Duper Circle Scarf (aka. Workhorse Cowl) by Leanne Wilkinson and The Rime Frost Cowl by Ida Thue Nielsen. The yarn is Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick for both.
This next hat is also knit using the hill country pattern but I knit it from the bottom up rather than the top down as the pattern is written. Also, the color is a deep red rather than the pinkish-red shown in this photo. The yarn is Plymouth Yarn Galway Worsted.
Friday, January 16, 2015
Here are more Mobius scarves I knit and gave as gifts Christmas 2014. Just now getting around to posting. The pattern is Long Mobius Cowl by Haley Waxberg. I actually knit two from the red yarn which is James C. Brett Marble Chunky (one went to my sister Susan, the other to my step-mother in law). The multicolor yarn is Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted Multi. It went to my mother in law.
This last one was given to my young friend Allison who mentioned to my sister Cathy that she really liked the scarves I had been posting on Facebook. I decided to gift her with one. The yarn is Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick.
Friday, January 9, 2015
This first hat was knit using the same pattern as Zach's hat and with the same yarns. This one went to my nephew Justin. The pattern used is David's Hat by Kenny Chua. The yarn is Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine in two colors (black, gold). I used the gold yarn as the main color and chose to do simple strips.
Friday, January 2, 2015
The 2015 National Quilt Association Quilt Show will be held in Little Rock, Arkansas (my hometown). This is the quilt I made and submitted hoping it will be accepted for the show. It used mixed techniques -- piecing, applique, beading, three dimensional flowers. It is machine quilted. The quilt measures 23.5 in X 25.5 in.
Friday, December 26, 2014
Friday, December 19, 2014
These fingerless mitts are going to one of my sisters. The pattern is Cafe au Lait Mitts by Paula McKeever. I’m not sure what the yarn is. It’s some leftover in my stash.
These headbands are for a niece. She doesn't like hats much but maybe these will keep her ears warm while she looks like the princess she is. The pattern is Beads and Bows by Christine Marie Chen.
Friday, December 12, 2014
Friday, December 5, 2014
Friday, November 28, 2014
Friday, November 21, 2014
I had trouble naming this quilt. It is made using leftover blocks and fabrics. The overall effect for me is cheerfulness. Hence, the name. The quilt is machine pieced and quilted. It measures 56 in square. I have plans to give this to a young child. The back fabric is the same as the border fabric.
These next few photos just show the difference fabrics/blocks.
I love the polka dot stashes.
Friday, November 14, 2014
This mobius scarf is knitted using leftover yarn from an earlier project. The pattern is Lace Tranquility Moebius by Iris Schreier. I cast on 140 stitches rather than 70 so it would be longer. I plan to gift it to a niece.
When "double" wrapped it fits more like a cowl around the neck.