Friday, November 8, 2019

Shiver of Shark Socks

I knit these socks using a kit from Jimmy Beans Wool.  The pattern is Shiver of Sharks Socks by Laura Cunit.  The yarn is  Valkyrie Fibers Matte Sock in colorways Shallow Waters and Open Ocean.  I had to reknit the bind off twice as it was too tight using Icelandic bind off suggested in the pattern.  I ended up Jenny's magic bind off.  I still don't feel super comfortable knitting socks but they turned out pretty well.





Friday, October 25, 2019

Afghan for a Friend

I knit this afghan for a friend who recently retired.  I used the pattern Sunny Baby Blanket by Lucie Sinkler, casting on extra stitches to make it larger. The yarn is Cascade Yarns Pacific in white.  The finished afghan measures 42 in X 58 in.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Trapunto Fabric Postcard

This fabric postcard is made using a whole cloth quilting with trapunto to give the lizard an added dimensional effect.  I machine quilted around the lizard.
I then added yarn (wool/acrylic) for the trapunto. 
 The yarn was then trimmed prior to adding the pelon stabilizer, triangles for hanging, and binding.
Here is the finished postcard, 5 in X 6.5 in.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Three Small Pieces

These small (5 in square pieces were done prior to last week's featured piece after I heard about the call for 5x5 art pieces.  The first two are 5 in square quilts and the third is a 5 in square quilted postcard. This first one was made using a scrap piece of fabric reminiscent of the 60s/70s.  I machine quilted pink, green, and yellow pieces then machine quilted it. 
This one is machine appliqued and quilted also.  It was inspired by swimming near dawn in the open pool at my local athletic club while practicing my back stroke.
This one has the stiff Pelon stabilizer that makes it a postcard.  It is inspired by love of Matisse art work.  In this case the Blue Nude though mine is done as a pink nude on blue background.  It is machine appliqued and quilted.
All of the pieces have small triangle pieces on the back to allow easy hanging if desired.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Lizzie Portrait Quilt

I made this small quilt portrait, 5 in square, in response to a fund raising event the Arkansas Repertory Theatre is doing.  In September they posted a request for artist to do pieces of artwork for their upcoming “5x5” art show. Every artist was told to pick up a 5 in square canvas to ensure size conformity.   My initial thought was to do a 5 in square quilt or postcard.  Then I decided to do this quilted portrait of my dog Lizzie (appliqued top quilted to batting without an actual quilt back or binding) and wrap the canvas.  Here it is.
 I used mistyfuse to attach the quilt to the canvas (literally ironed it on) then wrapped the fabric and sewed the fabric to itself and the canvas.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Three Flowers

I make this small quilt, 11 in X 6 in, a month ago.  The flowers are machine appliqued. It is machine quilted. 

Friday, August 30, 2019

Lacey Knit Chuppah

This blanket was knit at the request of a friend for her upcoming Jewish wedding in November.  She wanted it to actually use it as a chuppah.  It blocked out to approx 54 in square.  The pattern (modified to knit as a whole piece rather than in four segments) is Lacey Knit Chuppah by Bubbie Knit.  The yarn is Cascade Yarns Pacific in white. The first two photos are after blocking.  The last two are during blocking.



Friday, August 2, 2019

Crazy Quilt for a Baby

I made this baby quilt for the coming grand-baby (due soon) of a friend of my husband.  It measures approx 35 x 43 in.  It is machine pieced and quilted.
These next few photos show some of the fun fabrics used.  I like these quilts for baby as they have so many colors, shapes, and things to find.  In this section there is Minnie Mouse, Holly Hobby, polka dots, flowers, and more.
 In this section there is a pig, angels, a happy girl, a skeleton dog, a sunflower, and more.
 In this section there is a dog, motorcycle, sailboats, lighthouses, and more.
 In this section there are more dogs, a car, a pig, flowers, and more.

Friday, July 26, 2019

Chevron Baby Blanket

This small afghan was knit for a baby whose family lives in Arizona.  I tried to pick colors that reminded me of the desert flora I saw on my trip there this spring.  They looked great lined up together but I'm not perfectly happy with the finished blanket.  I think it might have looked better if I had knit a strip of each color at each end rather than two strips of two colors at opposite ends.  It was knit using the pattern "The Walt Painted Chevron Baby Blanket" by Danielle Romanett.  The yarn is 
Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash in colors  228 Frosted Almond,  859 Lake Chalan Heather, 253 Desert Sun, 253 copper heather, and 1919 Turtle.  It measures approx 33 in X 43 in.



Friday, July 19, 2019

West Wind Scarf

I actually knit this scarf a few months back but never got around to posting it. Finished it is approx 10 in X 72 in.  It was knit using the pattern West Wind Shawlette Scarf by Miriam Katherine.  The yarn is Rowan Pure Wool Superwash Worsted in colorway #113 Pretty Pink.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Shoreline Bag

This is the first project I have crocheted in a long while.  I saw this kit by Wool and the Gang for this bag (Shoreline Bag) knit with yarn made of recycled plastic bottles mixed with cotton.  I purchased the kit and made the bag to give to a sister who loves going to the beach.  Her birthday is later this month.  The bag measures approx 20 in wide x 15 in high x 6 in deep. 

Friday, June 28, 2019

Disappearing Nine Patch Baby Quilt

This quilt was made using a disappearing nine patch block.  It is machine pieced and quilted.  It measures approx 36.5 in square.  I made it for my sister and her husband's new grandson (his daughter's first born).

 The back was pieced using two blue fabrics.
 Here is my "signature."