Friday, April 25, 2014

Marly Scarf

This lovely scarf was made from yarn I found at the estate sale weeks earlier this year.  The pattern is Marly Scarf by Jane Stanley.  The yarn (discontinued) is Reynolds Rosalie (100% wool).  The finished scarf is 10 in X 76 in.  It has a lovely drape.
Here is a close up photo to show the pattern and yarn better.

Friday, April 18, 2014

OMG Dn't Txt n Wlk Quilt

This is my quilt entry for the 2014 Alliance for American Quilts contest.  The theme is “inspired by” with the size specified at 16 in square.  I used the drunkard path quilts to “inspire” me along with the news articles regarding texting while walking (remember the one where the guy walked into a bear?).  Rather than piecing the drunkard’s or in this case texter’s path, I chose to keep it as one piece which I hand appliqued onto the background.  This was done so the background fabric with the bear, fox, and other animals would be intact. 
This next one is a detail photo so you can see the background fabric with the bear and fox which represent "hidden" dangers as the walker ventures off the path stepping on the flowers.  The flowers are fussy cut from a flora print and fused in place.  The footsteps are also fused in place.  The quilt is machine quilted.

Here is a photo of the back with the sleeve sewn on, but before I added the label.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Fallberry Fingerless Mitts

I think I will keep this pair of fingerless mitts.  I really like how they turned out and the soft ecru color.  The pattern is Fallberry Mitts by Anne Hanson.  The yarn  Unger Roly-Sport.

This photo shows the texture even better

Friday, April 4, 2014

Yellow Liten Kofta

I knit this baby sweater for my niece who is pregnant with her second child.  I have not heard if they know the baby's sex so I opted for yellow to be safe.  The pattern is Liten kofta by Gralina Frie.  The yarn is  Schachenmayr nomotta Bravo Baby.

This photo not only shows the buttons better, but the truer shade of the yellow.