Friday, January 25, 2013

Scrappy Log Cabin Squares

These scrappy log cabin squares are 11 in square (10.5 in plus the seam allowances).  I have 10 squares finished.  I’ll probably only make 2 more and then set them together for a child-size quilt.

Here’s some close up photos to show the fun details in a few of the squares.  This one has a birdbath, flowers, and peacock feather.

This one has a girl checking her mailbox and a car.

This one has a Santa Claus X 3, snowmen, a steamboat, and some leaves.

Friday, January 18, 2013

200 Yard Scarf and More Hats

This beautiful scarf I made for @k  .  It was made using Artyarns Rhapsody Light  as part of the 200 Yard Scarf Knitalong by Iris Schreier.  The yarn is a silk/mohair blend, so very soft, so nice to the touch.  Finished and blocked, this scarf measures 60 in along the top edge and 9 in at the widest point. 

Here is a closer photo to show some of the detail

Here is a photo of me modeling the scarf

These two hats were made for my neighbors great-grandsons.  They were made using Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Solids, Twists, Heathers.  The pattern is Knit Family Toques by Bernat Design Studio.  I chose to knit the hats in the round rather than seamed as the pattern is written.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Scrappy Baby Quilt

This scrappy baby quilt was done in sort of a round robin fashion.  I began with the robot square and added yellow fabric with cat related words.  The next round was completed using strips of “route 66” fabric.  I slipped a thin strip of "spool" fabric in as the next round so that the sunflower round would take full advantage of the flowers.

I decided that I wanted the quilt to be rectangular rather than square so the next round is uneven with 2 in squares sewn together one row deep on the sides and two rows deep on the top/bottom.  The squares feature buttons, owls, dogs, cats, space, and more route 66.

In the spirit of using scrap fabric or fabric in my stashes as I'm trying to use what is available before simply buying more, the last round is a 5 in border of "ugly" fabric which seemed to tie it all together.  The quilt is machine pieced and quilted.  It measures 35 in X 39 in.

Here is another detail photo which shows the spools, a car, a horse, some of the words, and the robot.

The back is an ecru print.  This photo hopefully shows off some of the quilting.

I gave this quilt to a niece who is pregnant with her second baby.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Two Hats and a Dog Sweater

Here are two more hats I managed to get knitted for Christmas gifts and a dog sweater.  This first one I made for a 10 yr old nephew.  He loves the hats I knit for him (which makes me happy).  It is made using Plymouth Yarn Encore Worsted Solids & Heathers yarn in a brown.  The pattern is Beanie No. 212 by Bernhard Ulmann. 

This hat was made for an adult nephew who has admired the hats I have knit in the past for the kids.  I finally made him one.  It uses the same yarn as the one above in a litter brown.  The pattern is Palindrome Hat by Kristin Bellehumeur. 

Now for the dog sweater.  My husband urged me to make this for our dog Rusty when we lost power Christmas evening and for the next two days.  It was rather cold and we were all grateful when the power/ heat came back on.  God bless the utility workers who toiled in the bad weather to restore the power.  I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Solids, Twists, Heathers in claret.  The pattern is The Ozzie large dog sweater by Jenna Greer.   It fits him really well, but should have been just bit longer along the back.

And from the side