Friday, July 12, 2024

"Houses" Quilt

Finished this quilt in early June.  It measures approx 40 in X 46 in.  It is machine pieced and quilted.  I gave it to a friend in real estate.  

Friday, July 5, 2024

Confetti Quilt

This quilt was finished back in April.  It measures approx. 52.5 in X 64 in.  Machine pieced and quilted.

Friday, May 17, 2024

Charming Windows Quilt

Not sure if this pattern has a name.  Saw something similar on either Instagram or Facebook and drafted my own pattern. I pulled out fabrics from my stash. Two fabrics were used to make "mirror" blocks -- one fabric as the "outer" pieces in one block and the "inner" piece in the second block.  So the quilt is not truly a charm quilt as each fabric is used in to blocks rather than just one.  The finished quilt measures 50 x 65 in.  The back is pieced using some of the fabrics from the quilt front.

Friday, May 3, 2024

Two Small Purses

These two bags were made in January of this year.  This first one was made using fabric from an indigo dying class I took a few years ago. It measures approx 7 in X 5.5 in, has multiple inside sections

This one was made using the Voyager Bag pattern.  The green fabric is the last straps of my dad’s army duffle bag. Added key hook and extra inner divided pocket for cards.

Friday, April 26, 2024

Practice Pieces Quilt

I still working (off/on) to improve my free motion machine quilting.  I have trouble keeping the stitch length even.  This small lap quilt was made using small practice pieces.  Finished size approx 32 in x 48 in. I gifted it to a friend in December who was going through chemotherapy for multiple myeloma.  He died earlier this year from complications.  

Friday, April 19, 2024

Ode to Dr. Suess Quilt

I made this quilt for my nephew Dallas and his wife Gwen's first born son Gabril (born in March 2024).  The quilt was finished in early December 2023.  It measures 38 in x 48.5 in.  It is machine pieced and quilted.  The back is pieced also. Book is One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish. 

Friday, April 12, 2024

Scrappy Quilt

I have been derelict in updating my blog as I finished projects.  I will try to correct this starting with this post and the others spread out over the next few weeks.  This quilt was actually finished back in November.  I gave it away to be used as a baby quilt.  It measures 31.5 in X 34 in.

Friday, December 15, 2023

Haverfordwest Afghan in Gray

Finished this afghan recently and gifted it to my niece Eimi.  It measures approx 54 in X 82 in. Yarn is Plymouth Encore Chunky, color 678. The patten is Haverfordwest Reversible Blanket by John Lloyd.  This is the second one I've made using this pattern. The first two photos were taken while knitting the afghan, the third while blocking.

Friday, November 3, 2023

One More Scrappy Quilt

There will be a lot of scrappy quilts in my future as I challenge myself to make quilts using the fabrics I have rather than buying new fabric.  This one was make using a log cabinish style starting with a triangle center instead of a square.  I finished in early October.  It measures 48.5 in X 62 in.  Not sure who will receive it.

Friday, September 22, 2023

Scrappy Quilt

I finished this scrappy quilt this summer.  It is machine pieced and quilted.  It measures 40.5 in square.  It is in reserve for now until someone needs it for a baby or just for a lap quilt. 

Friday, August 11, 2023

Two Chevron Afghans

I've knit two chevron afghans in the past couple years.  Apparently I failed to post about the first one which I finished back in 2021.  The pattern is Spicy Chevron Blanket by Patons.  It was made for a nephew, his wife, and daughter (suspect she claimed it).  The finished size is 48 in x 62 in.  The yarn is Cascade 220 in these colors i-- dark blue #8393, dark teal #4009, teal #8891, yellow #4147, light blue #8905, and white #8505. 

This second one was finished in June this year.  It was made for a niece and her family.  The pattern is The Walt Painted Chevron Baby Blanket by Danielle Romanetti.  The yarn is Cascade 220 in toasted coconut #166, cream, and carmine rose #106, and deep teal #103.  Finished size is approx 50 x 60 in.

Friday, July 21, 2023

ABC Baby Quilt

I say a quilt similar to this one online (no numbers just the alphabet).  I drafted my block patterns.  It is machine pieced and quilted.  The finished quilt measures 37.5 in X 45.5 in.  It was made for a niece and her husband who are having their first child this September  

This is the back before I added a label.