Friday, September 11, 2020

Quilt Damage Repaired

Our rescue Jack Russell terrier Harlow decided to chew on this old quilt for some unknown reason.  We adopted her in March this year.  She had not chewed on any of the quilts until recently when she did this.

I repaired it by trimming the hole and then hand sewing a piece of batting to fit.  Then I machine stitched the words "Harlow was here" on a heart shaped piece of felted wool.  I then machine quilted this over the hole.  I then hand appliqued another heart using dog paw cotton fabric on the back.\


Here is a picture of Harlow (usually sweet).



Friday, August 28, 2020

Another Scrappy Lap Quilt

 I finished this one a month ago.  It is machine pieced and quilted.  It measures 41.5 x 54 in. 

  

These next photos are detailed shots that show some of the fabric scraps used.




Not sure who will get this one but I'm sure I'll give it to a friend or some acquaintance at some point. 

Friday, July 31, 2020

Red Rhode Trip Hat

I knit this hat using the pattern Rhode Trip Hat by Kara McKinley.  It was knit using Berroco Vintage yarn in the colorway sour cherry. It will most likely be gifted to one of my nieces at Christmas.


Friday, July 24, 2020

Harlow's Sweater

I knit this sweater for my rescue Jack Russell.  Her name is Harlow.  The pattern is Buster by Berroco Design Team.  The yarn is Berroco Vintage in colorway sour cherry.  I'm not perfectly happy with the collar/neck area but otherwise I like it.




Friday, July 17, 2020

Icehouse Hat

I have used this pattern (Icehouse Hat by Melissa LaBarre) many times.  I like the way it fits.  This one was knit using some of the leftover yarn from the Trio Knit Cowl.  The yarn is Mountain Meadow Wool Tweed Sport in flint and shale colorways.  

Friday, July 10, 2020

Trio Knit Cowl

I knit this last month.  It was a kit from Mountain Meadows that included the yarn and pattern.  The pattern is Trio Knit Cowl by Mary Beth Temple.  The yarn is MM tweed sport in three colorways -- flint, gypsum, and shale.  It is an easy pattern to memorize. 


Friday, July 3, 2020

Another Scrappy Log Cabinish Quilt

I actually finished this quilt a few months ago but just got around to taking photos yesterday.  It is machine pieced and quilted, measures 48 in X 60 in.
 These last three photos show some of the details and fabrics.



Friday, June 26, 2020

Point the Way Hat

This slouch hat was knit using the pattern Point the Way by Ann Miner. The yarn is  Baah Yarn La Jolla in color summer lilac.  I really like how it turned out.


Friday, June 19, 2020

Echo Flower Scarf

I finished this a few weeks ago.  It was knit using the pattern  Echo Flower Shawl by Jenny Johnson Johnen.  The yarn is La Jolla Baah in summer lilac.  I used one skein.  The finished scarf measures 42 in length, 20 in deep. 


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.