This photo shows the texture even better
I am a plastic surgeon in Little Rock, AR. I used to "suture for a living", I continue "to live to sew". These days most of my sewing is piecing quilts. I love the patterns and interplay of the fabric color. I would like to explore writing about medical/surgical topics as well as sewing/quilting topics. I will do my best to make sure both are represented accurately as I share with both colleagues and the general public.
This photo shows the texture even better
I knit this baby sweater for my niece who is pregnant with her second child. I have not heard if they know the baby's sex so I opted for yellow to be safe. The pattern is Liten kofta by Gralina Frie. The yarn is Schachenmayr nomotta Bravo Baby.
This photo not only shows the buttons better, but the truer shade of the yellow.
I made this quilt for a friend's little girl (whom I hear loves it). It is one made using scraps of fabric from many past projects. It is machine pieced and quilted. It measures approx 38 in X 48 in.
The “horse feed” actually came from a cotton feed sack. You can see Winnie the Pooh here also.
In this section you can find a pink poodle, other dogs, a snow man, poinsettia, sunflower, and robot.
In this one there’s a monkey, owls, zebras, fish, and more.
The middle section is full of cowboys, chuck wagons, etc.
This is my first attempt at felting something I knit. The pattern is The "Don't Worry" Felted Shoulder Bag by Catherine Hughes. The yarn is a blend of Bernat Pebblespun (deep teal color) from my estate sale stash and Rowan Kidsilk Haze (black). I forgot to measure the bag after I finished knitting and before felting it. After felting it measured about 10 in X 12 in.
To make the strap more stable I pulled a strip of woven strapping through and machine stitched it in place where it attached to the bag. I made one end "free" with a key
The bag is lined. The magnetic closure is one I "harvested" from an old purse.
This hat was made using white yarn from the estate sale stash I bought earlier this year. The pattern is Snowtracks Cap by Timothy Peters. I’m not sure exactly what the yarn is as there was no label. I think it is wool or a wool blend.
I finished the afghan size quilt made from the tails of the T-shirts used to make Madi's quilt. The colors are those of the rainbow, hence the name of the quilt. The finished quilt measures 52 in X 63 in. It is machine pieced and quilted.
This photo shows the flowers quilted in each color square.
Here's a bit of the back of the quilt.
Madi's T-shirt quilt is finished. I did the machine piecing and the binding, but the machine quilting was done by Peg's Quality Quilting. She has always done good work for me. The finished quilt measures 85 in X 96 in.
This one shows some of the detail.
The back is a soft gray cotton fabric with a label with the quilt details (who pieced it, who it’s for, who quilted it, when it was finished).
A few weeks ago I bought several skeins of yarn from an estate sale. I am now trying to find projects to make using the yarn which will only need the amount I have. All the yarns are now discontinued so I will have a difficult if not impossible time getting more if I'm not careful. These two projects were made using some of the yarn.
The first one I call the "winter blues" scarf as it was knit during some of the not so nice winter snow and ice that came through. The yarn is Classic Elite Yarns Fame. I had about 1.9 skeins. The pattern is Rainbow Arches Pooling Stole by Gladys We with far fewer stitches so the scarf is narrow. It measures 7 in X 58 in.
This hat using some blue yarn of unknown fiber. I think is a cotton blend. The pattern is Hermione's Globe Hat by Margie Mitchell.
This quilt top was made from the T-shirt tales from my niece's shirts used to make her memory quilt. The blocks are 4 in square. The sashing is 2 in wide and placed in a basket-weave fashion. The border is 4.5 in wide. The top measures approx 55 in X 67 in. I'm still trying to decide how I want to do the quilting.
You can see the basket weave of the sashing better in this photo.
After Christmas I started knitting preemie to teen size hats using the left-over yarns from previous projects that were overflowing my basket. I stopped at 24 hats though I didn't manage to use all the yarn. These 24 hats were donated to my local children's hospital through their "knitting for noggins" program.
I used a basic pattern for all of them. Here are a couple of closer shots.
This winter has been very cold, so I hope the hats can be used.
The hat doesn't look like much when laying flat.
Not sure yet whether I will keep this one or gift it to someone.
I have finished piecing Madi's T-shirt quilt top. It has been mailed to the machine quilter. The top size is approx 89 in X 99 in. The quilted size will be smaller but will still be a good full/queen size quilt.
The border uses squares/rectangle with graphics that were not enough to create a full row.