This small quilt, 16 in X 16 in, is made using dog treat bags for the quilt top. The quilt back is part of a dog food bag. The batting is Hobbs Heirloom. I used cotton fabric for the binding. It is machine pieced and quilted. It has been entered into the Quilt Alliance 2015 contest. This year’s theme is Animals We Love (contest guidelines).
Friday, January 30, 2015
Friday, January 23, 2015
In an attempt to finish posting the items I knit either for Christmas or by the end of 2104 I am sharing all these today. This first photo shows a knitted slouch hat (given to a colleague for his wife) and an infinity scarf (given to a friend). The pattern for the hat is Chunky Slouch Cap by Melissa "Missa" Hills. The pattern for the scarf is a blend of two patterns: Super Duper Circle Scarf (aka. Workhorse Cowl) by Leanne Wilkinson and The Rime Frost Cowl by Ida Thue Nielsen. The yarn is Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick for both.
This next hat is also knit using the hill country pattern but I knit it from the bottom up rather than the top down as the pattern is written. Also, the color is a deep red rather than the pinkish-red shown in this photo. The yarn is Plymouth Yarn Galway Worsted.
Friday, January 16, 2015
Here are more Mobius scarves I knit and gave as gifts Christmas 2014. Just now getting around to posting. The pattern is Long Mobius Cowl by Haley Waxberg. I actually knit two from the red yarn which is James C. Brett Marble Chunky (one went to my sister Susan, the other to my step-mother in law). The multicolor yarn is Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted Multi. It went to my mother in law.
This last one was given to my young friend Allison who mentioned to my sister Cathy that she really liked the scarves I had been posting on Facebook. I decided to gift her with one. The yarn is Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick.
Friday, January 9, 2015
This first hat was knit using the same pattern as Zach's hat and with the same yarns. This one went to my nephew Justin. The pattern used is David's Hat by Kenny Chua. The yarn is Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine in two colors (black, gold). I used the gold yarn as the main color and chose to do simple strips.
Friday, January 2, 2015
The 2015 National Quilt Association Quilt Show will be held in Little Rock, Arkansas (my hometown). This is the quilt I made and submitted hoping it will be accepted for the show. It used mixed techniques -- piecing, applique, beading, three dimensional flowers. It is machine quilted. The quilt measures 23.5 in X 25.5 in.