Friday, June 24, 2016

Sample Stitch Shawl -- WIP

My sewing room is barely in a usable state at this time as I have packed much of it up in anticipation of redoing the floor, getting new paint, and perhaps new storage.  All that is too happen after we finish the remodel of the guest bathroom.  So my handwork production may be more knitting than sewing over the next several months.  I put the afghan aside to work on this shawl.  The pattern is  Stitch Sampler Shawl by On This Day Designs.  The yarn is Neighborhood Fiber Co. Studio DK, the shade is Lauraville. 

Friday, June 10, 2016

Western Hills Blanket

My sister recently brought me a carry-on size suitcase full of yarn from Arizona she had found at the Goodwill store (as if I need any more).  I decided to use some of it to knit an afghan.  The pattern I'm using is Western Hills - The Blanket by Julia Stanfield.  The yarn is a discontinued 4-ply Wool-Ease from Lion Brand in four colors -- black, grey heather, blue heather, and white.  I'm using a size 6 needle.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Baronial Slipper Socks

I recently finished these two pairs of slippers using the pattern Simpliworsted Baronial Slipper Socks by Nigel Pottle. The yarn isHiKoo by skacel Simpliworsted, one in taupe (64 Totally Taupe) and the other in brown (35 Turkish Coffee). They will most likely be Christmas gifts.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Hour Glass Child Quilt

I finished this quilt for a friend of mine who started piecing it for her first grandchild several years ago.  I finished piecing it by machine mostly.  I had to hand sew some of the corners so all the points would match better.  It is machine quilted. The quilt measures approx 38 in X 50 in.
 Here a close up that show some of the quilting.
 The backing is a wonderfully soft flannel.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Blue Windows Small Quilt

This is another small quilt I recently finished.  It measures 16 in square.  It is hand and machine pieced; machine quilted.  I intend to swap it as part of the ALQS round 10.
 This one hopefully shows some of the quilting.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Toes in the Water Small Quilt

I took the photo of my toes in water a few years back during a vacation to the gulf shores.  I printed it onto fabric and made this small quilt.  It  measures 16 in square. It is machine pieced.  While I machine quilted along the diagonal thin strips, it is mostly hand quilted with small circles (bubbles).
Here you can see some of the quilted circles and the binding which I managed to line up with one of the diagonal strips.  

Friday, April 29, 2016

Triangle to Rectangle Shawl

I knit this shawl using the pattern A Beginner's Triangle by Amy Detjen.  The yarn is Cascade Yarns Kid Seta Noir.  I didn’t want it to be a triangle but love the pattern of the lace. When the width got to be approx 18 in I stopped the increases.  Blocked the shawl is approx 80 in long by 22 in wide.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Mini Mocha Lace Scarf

This lace scarf was knit using the pattern Mini Mochi Easy Lace Scarf by Melanie Lewis.  The yarn is Crystal Palace Yarns Mini Mochi.  It is a simple pattern that produces a lovely scarf.  This scarf measures approx 10 in X 78 in. The first photo shows the color best.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Colors, Dark to Light, Quilt

This small quilt, approx 34.5 in x 38.5 in, was made using 5 in squares from a fabric sample pack.  Same color squares were sew together with 0.5 in white strips (1 in with seam allowance).  The rows were sew together with 1 in white strips (1.5 in with seam allowance).  I added white fabric along the end of each row as need, moving the colors over by a half inch.  Then strips of white where added on the top and bottom.  The quilt is machine pieced and quilted.
 This photo show some of the quilting.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Red Lace Shawl -- WIP

This shawl is a work in progress (WIP).  It is being knitted using Cascade Yarns Kid Seta Noir.  The pattern is A Beginner's Triangle by Amy Detjen.  I didn’t want it to be a triangle but love the pattern of the lace so when the width got to be approx 18 in I stopped the increases.  I am now continuing to knit the shawl at as if a rectangular shawl.  When it gets as long I want it to be minus the length of the "increasing width" length at the start I will begin to decrease as the pattern is written. 

Friday, March 25, 2016

Five Fabric Postcards

I made these fabric postcards a few weeks ago.  They were made specifically to be donated to the Pet Postcard Project.  Each postcard is 5 in X 7 in.  For this first one, I fussy cut the dogs which were then machine appliqued onto the flag.  I then machine quilted the flag before assembling the postcard and binding.
This one features a fussy cut cow wearing a Christmas wreath which is machine appliqued onto the background fabric.  As with the first, it was machine quilted before assembling and binding.
This one is pieced, then machine quilted before assembling and binding.
For this one I machine appliqued a fussy cut elephant, then machine quilted before assembling and binding.
This one and the flag with the dogs are my favorites.  The fussy cut girl, dog, and grass are machine appliqued to the white background.  It was then machine quilted before assembling and binding.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Premie Baby Blanket

I knit this baby blanket, 25 in square, using a basic diagonal pattern increasing until I had used up 1 skein of the two skeins I had of Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino then began the decrease.  I then picked up stitches around each side and knit a simple border in the round to increase the total size of the blanket using two other yarns (leftovers in my stash from other projects-- Artyarns Ensemble Glitter Light and Filatura Di Crosa Zarina.  I gave the blanket to a little girl who is the granddaughter of a nurse anesthetist I used to work with at Little Rock Surgery Center.