Thursday, January 18, 2018

Elaine's Quilt

She embroiders on silky fabrics and I  quilt on them for her. This one is flamingos and palm trees.



I kept it pretty simple to not take away from her embroidery.


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Dear Jane DEF

I'm almost halfway done with the Dear Jane center.  That sounds really nice.
Here are the most recent pics.
As that row lays on the floor.


This quilt requires some steadiness.  Even if it's slow, it keeps coming along.



This is part of the most recent grouping I finished.


More of the same.


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

New Mixed Quilt Start

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

Baby Knit Sweaters

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

Hill and Valley Dahlia


 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

The Magic Vine

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.