Friday, May 29, 2020

Homage to the Square Quilt

This small quilt was inspired by Josef Albee’s ‘Homage to the Square.’ It is machine pieced and quilted.  The finished quilt measures 18.5 in square.
 This is a photo of the back before I added the hanging sleeve and binding.
 This is a photo of a postcard of the painting "Homage to a Square."

Friday, May 15, 2020

Pink Cloud Seascape Stole

I started this stole in mid March and finished it last week.  It was knit using the pattern Seascape Stole by Kieran Foley. The yarn is Lana Gatto Silk Mohair.  It is wonderfully soft and light.




Friday, May 8, 2020

Art Masks

I've been playing around making "art" masks that are functional while unique.  Here are a few I've done so far.  I plan on entering at least one (maybe more as there does not appear to be a limit on entries) in this "Unmask Your Creativity" contest by Women of Color Quilters Network.

This one is "6 ft."
 "If you can read this you are too close.  Back off."
 This one is a formal one made of black linen with beaded ribbon.
 "2020 reset" appliqued over fabric that looks like newsprint.
 Moustache


Friday, May 1, 2020

More Face Masks

I've made a few more face masks.  A few of these went to friends but most of them went to the custodial workers at UAMS (via a friend who asked for them). All of these were made using the  Olson Mask pattern.  


Friday, April 17, 2020

Face Masks

Like many others I have been making face masks.  I have used three different patterns -- the Rona Mask (only made one of these), a pleated face mask from Teresa Down Under, and the Olson Mask pattern (I like making this one the most).  Not sure which one wearers like the most.  So far mine have only gone to family, friends, and co-workers.  




Friday, March 20, 2020

Savanna Knit Top

I knit this top for myself using the pattern Savanna by Shellie Anderson.  The yarn is  Shibui Knits Rain in the colorway Tar.  I like how it turned out and am looking forward to wearing it.



Friday, March 6, 2020

Scrappy Log Cabinish Quilt

I have lots of fabric scraps as I find it difficult to throw them away.  This quilt was made in a log cabin sort of fashion.  It is machine pieced and quilted.  It measures 36 in X 48 in. Here are photos of the whole quilt and some of the fabric details. 









Friday, February 21, 2020

One and Done Shawl

This scarf/shawl was made using the pattern One & Done by Casapinka. The yarn is  Shibui Knits Lunar in caffeine colorway.  It measures 68 in long and 16 in deep.


Friday, January 31, 2020

Friends

I made this small quilt, 18 in X 24 in, to enter into the Sacred Threads "Backyard Escape" healing quilt exhibit. I hope it will be chosen to travel with the exhibit.  The quilt is machine appliqued and quilted.  


Friday, January 17, 2020

Fidget Sleeves

I have a friend who is an administrator at an adult day care for individuals with dementia in Tennessee. She has been hinting at me knitting fidget sleeves (tagging me on Facebook on articles about them) so I finally did using left over yarns.  The first one I did using the Fidget Sleeve pattern by bonnie bunny (free pattern found on Ravelry).  
 The second one I did using the pattern Evie (fingerless gloves) by Yarnthology.  I used the pattern for the textures, making the length of the "sleeve" longer than the glove cuff.  The beads where prestrung and the I tied on a extra bobble (green bead with gold piece).
This one was made using the wave and medium fish from the Shiver of Sharks Socks pattern by Laura Cunitz.  Again the beads were prestrung.  I then tied on some fringe yarn pieces as "seaweed." 

 This one was a simple cuff (k2, p2) which then changed to k3, p1 for the body.
I have mailed them to her and asked for feedback on any changes that would make them better.

Friday, January 3, 2020

Elementary Watson Socks

I knit these socks using the pattern Elementary Watson Socks by Sherry Mento.  The yarn is Schachenmayr Regia Pairfect in colorway #06819.  I like how they turned out. I gave them to my husband.

Friday, December 20, 2019

Dog Sweater for Small Dog

There is a small dog (12 lbs) who comes to the Athletic Club with her owner.  I knit this dog sweater using four different leftover yarns.  The pattern is Red Heart Dog Sweater from Yarnspiration.