I love doing lace work and this shawl is my newest. It also took a little more time, some ripping out and figuring out. In other words, it was a little harder than most, but I made it through. Some rows are so long that I only did 3-4 rows in an evening.
I used a Knitpicks Heather wool called Oregon Coast. I has little bits of color that come through.
My quilt guild has a picnic every June. We have a theme to make blocks and bring them. The blocks will then be used to make quilts to give away to folks that have needs. This years theme is Log Cabin blocks and Churndash blocks. So I got a start on them.
This is another great way to use up some of those scraps.
Here you can see I was using up greens. I have way to many.
One thing about being a grandma, I have more time to make things for the grandchildren than I did as a mom. Then I was really busy. Of course, right now I only have 3. I don't know what will happen when they all start popping along. That might be too much. But these three are getting quite a bit from me.
Juliet turned 2 a couple of days ago and here's what I made her.
She got a little help from her mom opening it.
It's this little playmat that I've been working on. Peter Rabbit seems to be checking out the flower garden.
I put a swing in it that the doll can swing on.
Both girls are checking it out.
And lets swing her.
Eloise brought hers over the other day. She's hanging clothes on the clothes line.
I have the wholecloth wedding quilt on my frame and am about halfway done quilting it. These king size quilts with trapunto are always a challenge for me to quilt. They take up the whole frame and the extra batting in spots means it doesn't lay flat. I've never figured out how to keep some puckers out, but it does always look good in the end. This isn't for any competition.
It is a shadow trapunto and is cream and white.
These are probably my favorite type of quilts to do. I might try some smaller ones and see if I can get the problems worked out on them. I just seem to always do these as wedding gifts and they are always king size.
I have a friend that bought an embroidery machine a few years ago. At one point, she decided to start a quilt that was a kit to help her practice her embroidery. I think she decided she wasn't a quilter. She got many of the squares done (not all of them) and quit on it. She gave it to me not to long ago and said I could have it and do with it what I wanted.
It was very easy to put together, and then I had the fun of quilting it.
I was able to practice some curved crosshatching and did lots of feathers.
I had to think of designs for every square and that was a challenge.
The rest of these pictures were taken inside with a flash, which is why the coloring is so changed. But the detail of the quilting does show up