Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Sunshine Afghan

I was asked by a friend if I would be willing to finish this afghan that was started by her mother-in-law maybe 25-30 years ago.  She had had a good start on it.  I just needed to do a couple of strips, crossstitch it and crochet the sashings and border.  
It reminds me of the ones my mother used to make.  She made a lot of afghans, knitting and crocheting.  I got my start from her.

I used to make quite a few of these where you did the afghan stitch (now called the tunisian stitch)
and then crochet on top of it.  I've never figured out how to make the backside look nice.  I just knot and tuck the ends in but still don't like the look.

This afghan had a lot of popcorn stitches which did take some time.

The woman I crocheted it for is in her 90's.  It's nice that she will have some time to enjoy it.

Friday, February 10, 2017

A Finished Project - Tea and Scones

I'm not sure how this quilt got it's name, but it will be a nice quilt to hang on my wall this spring.

I copied it from a picture in a magazine.  I always love flower applique.  It was a pretty simple one to do.  I had bought the border fabrics a while back and then used scraps to coordinate.  I wasn't sure how the blue would work, but I do like the look.
I'm trying to show the quilting, but it doesn't show much.  You can see my cut off points though.  I like to have fun, more than work to get things perfect.  It's just for me anyways.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

A Sweater for Mel

This is one bright and lively little girl.  And she calls me Grandma.
I went to the yarn store and was looking through the books and found this one with pom-poms. I've been getting into pom-poms on hats and they looked nice on this sweater also.  I thought the sweater looked like Melody, so I knitted it up for her. 
You can see on the back wall all the pictures she makes.

I really liked the design on the sweater.  It adds nice interest.

I used a Knitpicks cotton yarn that I had hanging around.  I'm really trying to use up a lot of my yarn in my stash before I buy more.
I bought the pom-poms at Hobby Lobby.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Dan and Vic's Wedding Quilt

My daughter got married in July and now it is January.  I just gave the quilt to them yesterday.  That took quite a while.

It is a wholecloth trapunto quilt.  It took 3 weeks on my frame to quilt.

The next few pics are before washing pics.  

And the after washing pics.  The quilt has quite a different look to it, when it's been washed.  I did have to wash it twice to get all the blue pen out.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Lilies of the Field

This took me a couple of months to finish, especially as I didn't have enough of the green to do binding out of, so it sat until I bought some other green for the binding.

This pattern is from an old magazine.  It was the one project in the magazine that I liked so I tore it                                                          out and threw the rest away. 

It'll be great for my table this spring.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Love Entwined - Finished

Here it is.  I started it in July of 2013.  It's been a wonderful project these 3 1/2 years. 

 My 6 year old granddaughter calls it the " Forever"  quilt.  She always is interested in whatever project I'm doing and I know she has been with it from the beginning. Even though she was 2 1/2 when I started it.  She was there when I put the last stitch in the binding and was excited about the finish.

Enjoy browsing through the photos.  

We have a waterbed.  That means the mattress is in a wooden box.  This quilt fits the top of the bed very nicely, since it doesn't have to go down the sides.  It is a marriage coverlet, after all.