Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Hawaii Here We Come

This is my newest Hawaiian quilt.  I never gave it a name.  It was for our bed and so I wanted more neutral colors.  
This is my entry in Amy's Blogger Quilt Festival.  Check it out for many more quilts to be seen.

Pinning the pattern on.  I think I copied this from a photo I had pinned on Pinterest.  This was started in January 2017.

You only need to make a pattern for 1/8th of the quilt.  The folding of the fabric, kind of like making snowflakes, makes it easy to do.

Pinning the pattern onto the fabric takes some time as you have all those little cutouts that are part of the big piece.  Keeping it straight and not tangled and then flat on the fabric takes patience and time.

But then once that is done, the fun part comes, which is the applique.

Now it's ready for the quilting.  It did it traditional style on my longarm.

This quilt was finished in April 2018.  It took over a year to complete it.


Monday, September 17, 2018

My Latest Quilt

This is the completed top ready to be quilted.  This quilt is one I am pretty much copying.  The original is Emma's Courtyard by Jo Morton.  I really like her work.  I changed the applique but the piecing is a copy of hers.  

Now I can't wait to have the finished product on my wall.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Tuesday, September 4, 2018


This is my oldest granddaughter Eloise.  I have been making things for her this summer that she has asked for.  
She asked for a new apron.  All the other aprons are too small for her how, so she said.  Her sisters can wear them.  She said she wanted a half apron.  I asked her how she was going to keep her shirt clean.  I need whole aprons myself.  She wants half.

We went through pinterest and picked one out to copy.  Then we went to my stash and this is what we came up with.  It is plenty long so it should last her a while.

I also knitted her this sweater.  This is a pattern that I had purchased a while back and used before.  I really like it.

I used a knitpicks cotton on it.  

This lacey edge is what I really like about it.

And then she wanted a poncho.  I made a paper pattern for sizing.  Then I knitted 2 rectangular pieces the size of the paper pattern.  Knitting stretches.  Paper doesn't.  The opening on the poncho was way too large.

So I machine sewed two darts in it.  One in front and one in back.  It doesn't look too bad.

Now she is ready for fall.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Progress Report

The last time I posted on this quilt was in May.  I started it in January.  Now it is finally ready for the last border.  But here it is until then. 

As I did all the figuring out (no Pattern), this quilt does have some issues, but I am working them in.  My light gold and green squares are not square.  This will affect the flying geese that I add in the last border.

But I do like the way it all looks anyways.

I really like the applique.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Little Boy and Baby Sweaters

In the last post my grandsons were trying on sweaters that I knitted for them.  In this post they are trying on sweaters that I knitted for other babies that were recently born.  They will grow into these sweaters.
This first pattern is a sirdar pattern that I've had for a while.  I just used a different color on the collar and added pockets.

 I used a knitpicks  cotton shine which is very soft for this one.

This is a pattern that I purchased.  It is a nicely designed hoodie.  

I used a knitpicks superwash wool on this.  I like wool, but superwash is the only way to go with children's items.

I like the way the sleeves look with this added garter stitch.