Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
I pin a lot of quilts. I go to those pins for ideas to make for a new quilt. This is a copy of one of them with some changes. The original is a Jo Morton quilt called Emma's Courtyard. Mine will copy the same kind of plan, but the applique and some of the squares will be different. It is such a pretty quilt. If mine comes out looking almost as good I will be happy.
This is one of the applique blocks getting started.
These are the 4" star blocks. A few of them at least. I found a flying geese tutorial with no waste. It is the best one I have ever done for flying geese. They have come out very well.
And these are the 1" when finished half square triangles. I need lots of them. I also found a tutorial with a tube method that I will use for these.
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
These are a couple of sweaters I knit for a couple of my grandbabies. Asher likes green, so he has a green sweater and hat.
The buttons make for easy putting on.
Cables are fun to knit. It keeps the sweater from being boring.
I used a Knitpicks washable wool and a Sirdar pattern that I really like.
And here is the hat to go with it. I wanted it to match the sweater so I came up with my own version using a couple of different patterns as my base.
I bought a pom-pom maker that is very easy to use and enjoy making lots of pom-poms for hats.
This is a very easy and cute sweater that I made for Melanie. She has yet to grow into it.
I used a very, very soft yarn from Hobby Lobby. My concern is if it will hold up through washings without losing shape. Hmmm....
I love this pattern though and will keep using it.
Monday, January 8, 2018
This is one small quilt that is a flop. But my granddaughters love it. It is a dahlia that I paper pieced. Once I did the 16 strips they didn't come together so I did another strip. They came together but with lots of bumps. The girls still love it. So it will become a baby doll blanket if I can make it look decent after quilting.
I did the border the hard way and then looked online and found easier and better ways to do it. Rule #1. Look online first before starting a project and see if there are better ways to do things.
So enjoy and laugh.
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
This is a new applique wall hanging that I have recently started. I found pictures in an old magazine of a couple of people who had done this. The pattern must have been in an older one that I don't have. So I just made my own pattern copying those pictures.
This is the center portion of the applique
I wanted to use 2 batiks but the store that I went to only had one that I liked for my background color and I chose a tiny print then to contrast it. That was the best I could do. I didn't want to shop around. We don't have many quilt shops around here.
The yellow has what looks like tiny fish all over it.