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.

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).