Friday, December 25, 2015

May the Force Be With You Hat

I knit this hat at the request of a nephew.  It turned out fairly well in spite of the fact that my tension when changing yarn is not perfect which is why I lined it completely so the changes don't show. The pattern is Star Wars Storm Trooper Hat by Sheila Toy Stromberg.  The yarns are Berroco Vintage (mistletoe) and HiKoo by skacel Simplicity (white and silver). 



Merry Christmas to you all!

Friday, December 18, 2015

American Flag Quilt Finished

I machine pieced this quilt top earlier this year for my nephew.  My sister (his mother) hand quilted it before handing it back to me to do the binding and attach a sleeve for hanging on the back.  The finished quilt is approx 22.5 in X 34 in, a good size for hanging on the wall.
 This photo and the next show some of the interesting fabric pieces used and the hand quilting.

 This photo shows the hand quilting of the blue star field from the back.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Five More Knitted Hats

Here are five more knitted hats.  All made using basic hat pattern.  These two brown/blue hats were made using  I Love This Wool!  yarn (brown) and left over blue yarn (unsure of brand).

These yellow ones were made using left over yarn that I think is  Cascade 220 Superwash.  The black yarn strips of left over yarn (unsure of brand). 

This soft gray hat was knit using Zarina by Filatura Di Crosa.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Court House Steps Memory Quilt

This is the 4th of four memory quilts made for my colleague's family using his father's shirts.  The quilt block is court house steps.The quilt is machine pieced and quilted.  It measures approx 48 in X 62 in.