Friday, August 29, 2014

More Fabric Postcards

Here are more fabric postcards done this summer.  This first one features an "orphan" rushed rose which didn't make it into a quilt.  It measures 5 in x 7 in.  I mailed it to my roommate from college.

This one might have been improved using the shading techniques learned at the Drapplique workshop, but it works well as a redwork piece.  It measures 5 in x 7.5 in.  I mailed it to a longtime friend for her birthday.

This one definitely could have been better using the techniques from the Drapplique workshop.  I may have to try another version of it.  It measure 7.5 in x 6 in.  I may mail it to someone as a Halloween card.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Drapplique Workshop and GAQS3

A couple of weeks ago a attended a daylong Drapplique workshop given by instructor Pam Holland.  It was one of the workshops associated with the Great Arkansas Quilt Show 3.  Had I known the techniques I learned, my quilt entry for the GAQS would have been a better quilt (assuming I had achieved some measure of skill with the techniques).  Here is my small quilt from the workshop.  It measures 11.75 in x 12.25 in.

As you can tell from the roots in this photos I am currently better at coloring than drawing/shading in colors.  I hope to improve with time and practice.

I don't have good photos from the quilt show, but would encourage anyone living in  or coming through the Little Rock area over the next several months to attend the show.  There are some gorgeous quilts!  My entry is my quilt "Fantasy Footwear."

In case you are interested in any of the other workshops, here’s a link to the schedule.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Three Hats

As you may be able to tell from the post last week and today after finishing the pleasingly black shawl/scarf which took months to complete I have resorted to smaller projects finished in a short period of time.  These three hats fit nicely.  I used left-over Plymouth Yarn Baby Alpaca Grande.  The first two hats are an adult size and an infant size beanie.  The patterns are Regular Guy Beanie by Chuck Wright and Ali's Premie/Newborn Beanie by Tajie Maxedon.

 
The pattern for this wide-brimmed hat is Brangelina Hat by Laurie Perry.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Non-felted Slippers for my Husband

These slippers were knitted for my husband using yarn that a colleague's wife gave to me (thinning her stash).  The yarn is Plymouth Yarn Baby Alpaca Grande.  The pattern for the slippers is Non-felted Slippers by Yuko Nakamura. 

 
And like I did for these slippers the bottoms were treated to make them skid resistant.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Pleasingly Black Shawl/Scarf

I made this shawl/scarf at the request of a friend.  She asked for something soft, airy, and lacy.  This project took me several months to complete.  It frustrated me at times when I had to undo rows to correct a mistake, but I am pleased with the end result.  So is my friend.  The pattern is Pleasing Reversibility in Lace by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer.  The yarn is  Shibui Knits Silk Cloud.  The finished blocked shawl/scarf is 20 in X 70 in.

 
Here is a photo to try to show more detail.