Friday, October 9, 2015

Memory Quilt Finished

The first memory quilt from the mostly Tommy Bahama shirts for my colleague's family is finished.  It is machine pieced and quilted.  The finished quilt measures 51 in X 66 in. The photo of the full quilt isn't the best but I am pleased with how it turned out.
 This photo shows some of the fabric detail.
 This photo also shows some of the fabric detail as well as the tags/labels.
 Here is a section of the back which shows some of the quilting detail.

Friday, October 2, 2015

More Hats for Charity

These three hats will be added to others for a total of eleven to be sent to Knitting for Noggins.  I have sent them other hats in the past. The first two here were made from left over yarns from other projects.
This blue and white hat was made from Red Heart yarn as a "mock up" for a hat I will be making for my husband using wool yarn.  I wanted to get the white and blue areas the correct widths per his specifications.  Also I noticed that when the white ribbing is turned up there is a blue line so when I knit his I will decrease the ribbing by one row and add a row of stockinette stitch.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Lone Peak Socks

I knit these socks for my husband.  The yarn is Schachenmayr Regia Active 6 Ply.  The pattern is Lone Peak found on Schachenmayr's website. I got lucky, they actually fit him well.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Memory Quilt Top Finished

I made this memory quilt for a friend's mom out of his dad's (her spouse's) old shirts.  Most are Tommy Bahama shirts but not all.  The top measures approx 54 in X 67 in.  It is machine pieced and will be machine quilted.  There's enough fabric left from the shirts for at least a couple more quilt tops of similar size.
 Love the embroidered fish/flowers on the black fabric.
 I love labels (see the quilt I made using labels) so have made sure a few were incorporated into the quilt top.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Variation of Symmetry in Silk Scarf Finished

I finished the scarf using my modification of the pattern  Symmetry in Silk by Eugen Beugler.  The two yarns are Lotus (Trendsetter) Tibetan Cloud (100% yak) and Blue Ridge Yarns Silk Shimmer Lace (100% silk).  I started the scarf using left overs of the two yarns but found I had to order more.  I found an exact color match of the Silk Shimmer  but not the Tibetan Cloud.  My left over Tibetan Cloud was the "bone" color which I couldn't find so settled on the "fawn" thinking I could darken it slightly using tea or coffee.  My attempt at tea/coffee dying didn't work.  You can see the slight difference in my photos (sorry, the photos are the best but the second one is closest to the true color).  The scarf measures approx 66 in X 11 in.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Two Fabric Postcards

These two fabric postcards are birthday themed. Both are machine appliqued and quilted. The first one features a n ice cream cone with a cherry on top.  It measures approx 5 in x 8 in.
 This photo hopefully shows the added sparkle (using glitter glue) to the cherry and to lesser extent the ice cream.
 The second card features a cup cake with single lit candle.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Purple Roses in Cowboy Boot

This small quilt is 12.5 in X 15 in.  It is machine appliqued and quilted.  The roses were fussy cut.
 Here's a close up showing some of the boot detail.
 Here's a close up showing some of the fussy cut roses.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Silk-Yak Scarf -- WIP

I started knitting this scarf using left over yarn from other projects.  The two yarns are Lotus (Trendsetter) Tibetan Cloud (the tan color yarn, 100% yak) and Blue Ridge Yarns Silk Shimmer Lace (the blue color, 100% silk).  The pattern is my modification of Symmetry in Silk by Eugen Beugler.  I am pleased with the lovely drape and feel of the scarf. I had to order addition Silk Shimmer Lace yarn.  I hope I don't have to do the same for the Tibetan Cloud.  Here's how it's looking so far.

Friday, August 14, 2015

American Flag Quilt -- WIP

I recently pieced this small wall quilt.  It is machine pieced with appliqued stars.  The flag quilt measures 35.5 in X 23.25 in unquilted.  My sister is going to hand quilt it.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Pear Sorbet Shawl Finished

The shawl is finished!  It turned out nicely.  The pattern is Pear Sorbet Shawlette by Marly Bird. The yarn is  Classic Elite Yarns Firefly. Blocked, it measures approx 68 in X 27 in.  Here are a few photos to show it off.

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.