Friday, February 5, 2016

Fabric Postcard

This is a small, 6 in x 8 in, fabric postcard.  It is machine appliqued and machine quilted.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Rainbow Coin Quilt

This small quilt, 28.25 in x 35 in, was machine pieced and quilted.  It was made using the rainbow colored fabrics from a 5 in square sample package.  The coins are 1 in x 4 in
 These next two photos are to show the quilting.

 Here is the back.
 This photo shows the quilt detail a little better.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Haverfordwest Reversible Blanket -- WIP

I started knitting this afghan just after Christmas.  I'm a bit more than half way done.  The pattern is Haverfordwest Reversible Blanket by John Lloy.  The yarn is Plymouth Yarn Encore Chunky in ecru.  This one is for me.

Friday, January 15, 2016

First Finished Quilt of the Year

Started this quilt in December 2015 and finished just after the first of the year.  It is machine pieced and quilted.  It measures approx 40 in X 51.5 in.  I haven't yet decided who will get this quilt.
 
The next few photos show some of the details.  In this section can be found eggs, spools of threads, a pink poodle,  and words like fun, haunt, and creep.
 In this one -- fireworks, a cat, a couple, faces, and Arkansas basketball.
 In this one carolers, dogs, car fender, and a motorcycle.
 This is the back.  It is pieced with the center being an old linen calendar from 1958.



Friday, January 8, 2016

Seven More Hats

All these were knit last year but not yet featured here. The first two hats (first three photos) were knit using the pattern Techno Hat by Colleen Powley.  The yarn for the first one is  Creative Melange Chunky by Rico Design.

 The yarn for this one is Charisma by Loops & Threads.
 The pattern for this white hat is Hermione Hearts Ron by Christy Aylesworth. The yarn is HiKoo by skacel Simplicity.
 These next two photos are of three hats made using leftovers from other hats with basic hat pattern.  A crocheted rose and a pompom added to two of them.

The last three photos are of a hat knit using the pattern Lace Tam by Lois Young.  The yarn is Crystal Palace Yarns Sausalito.  This photo is from the top.  
 This photo is from the underside.
 This one from the side.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Scrappy Coin Quilt

This scrappy coin quilt is machine pieced and quilted.  It measures approx 37 in X 52.5 in.  I donated it to the Alzheimer Quilt Project.
 These next two photos show some of the fabrics used.

 The back is pieced featuring an old fabric calendar from 1975.


Happy New Year!

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. 




Friday, November 27, 2015

More Knitted Hats

Here are four more knitted hats.  These first three were knit from two skeins of Lion Brand Wool-ease Thick and Chunky.  The pattern is Split-Brim Toddler Hat by SheepyShenanigans.

This one was knit using I Love This Chunky yarn.  The pattern is Slouchy Beehive Hat by Flora Cheung.  

Friday, November 20, 2015

Gradient Lace Scarf

I knit this scarf using Artyarns Merino Cloud Gradients in reds.  The pattern is Gradient Lace Shawl by Iris Schreier.  It measures approx 62 in X 10 in.  I choose not to add fringe.  It will be given to one of my nieces this Christmas.