Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Pom-Pom Hats

I knit some hats for my older granddaughters lately that have pom-poms.  I don't make good pom-poms myself and heard about these furry pom-poms, so I started searching.  I found small ones for the ends of the ties at Hobby Lobby but the large ones?  I had to go online for those.  
I am also using up yarn from my large stash.  For this hat I had to put two colors together to make sure I had enough.

This hat is a small in the adult sizes.  I had to make it a little smaller and she still has plenty of growing room.

With this hat, there is no growing room.  It is made from a chenille yarn that I had left from a rug that I had made.  I had enough of this to make 2 hats.



Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Knitting for Babies

Here are a few pictures of the things I've knitted showing the babies wearing them.  These were all past posts but the grandbabies have grown into some of these outfits. And grown out of  them also.

The cousins enjoying each other. Maybe?

You are looking at the blanket on this one.

This is not a grandchild,but he is the cousin of one of them. I made this sweater originally for Asher to go with the above outfit, but it the sweater and hat were too small for him from the start.  So Jason got to have it.

These are a couple of sweaters that I made for Natalie's older sisters a few years ago.
Now she gets the chance to wear them.

You can go to my Ravelry page to see all of these projects and find out more details on them.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Tea and Scones

This is a quilt I'm making from a picture I pinned.  The pin does not go to an original source, so this is totally a copy that I'm doing.
This is the beginning of the applique center.  I pieced peachy and white blocks together to keep it a light background.

 My granddaughters saw it before any applique was done on it and wanted me to make it for them.  I told them it wasn't even pretty yet.  They get excited about any quilt or knitting that I do.

I am doing needleturn applique, but using freezer paper to iron down the edges.  It makes a smooth applique look.  This center flower will have petals on top, so I'm not appliqueing the valleys, only the hills.

I am really liking the look so far.  I still have to pick out another color, I'm not sure what.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Cheryl's Quilt

This is a small round quilt.  I'm not sure how she's using it.  I couldn't pin it onto my machine, so I pinned it to the backing and batting.  And then quilted it. 

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

More New Knit Dolls

It seems that once you make a knit doll, more people commission ones and they are all varieties.
I use a Jean Greenhowe pattern as my base and go from there to make changes.

I was commissioned to make 2 football players for a baby. One for each of the parents favorite teams.

They took a little work to figure out.  Especially for the numbers and the helmets.  But they're not too bad.

I even have some back detail.

This is an evil man.  I used Darth Vador as my example.  This little boy received an astronaut that I made him, but he needs a bad man to fight.  So here he is.

Does he look evil?

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Hawaiian Wall Hanging

I don't remember what this is called or even if I copied a pattern I saw online, or if it's one that I have.  I was given a lot of paper hawaiian patterns by an older woman getting rid of hers, and I go through them regularly.  So until I find the original or the name of the leaves, I guess I'll leave it at Palm Leaves.

I cut the fabric wrong for the applique, so I ended up with 4 pieces that I had to meet in the center instead of 1 large piece.

 Hawaiian appliques are pretty fun to do.  They are easy to take on vacation or good for those sit around times when you need something in your lap.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Sheri's Quilt

If you like whimsical flowers, this is the one for you.

 Doodles and outlining.  Pretty simple.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

African Quilt

I am making a quilt for a young girl whose father does safaris in Africa.  So she is over there quite a bit and has collected T-shirts and scarves from that country.  Her mom has contracted me to make a quilt for her bed from these fabrics.
This is one of the scarves.  I am using it for the sashing and borders.

I have made most of the other scarves into these log cabin blocks using the shirts as the centers.  They are pretty bright and wild.

I'm glad I was able to incorporate some of the fringe into it.

I even have some animal looking fabric.  The end result will be coming soon.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Lynn's Quilts

The wheels on the bus go round and round
These are pretty cute quilts.

 Lots of swirls.  Like wheels?

Monday, November 7, 2016

Lilies of the Field

I was looking for a new project to take on.  I decided to look at the top magazine in my stash and see if there was anything I liked in it.  I found one project, ripped it out, and then threw the magazine away.  It was years old anyways.
This is the project. It is a lovely spring tablerunner.

I went through my stash to find a good border fabric and picked out others then to go with it.
Friday, I cut out all the pieces and Saturday I sewed.  I have all these flower squares finished.  I think this project is easier for me than I thought it would be because of the Dear Jane squares that I've been doing.  Those have tiny pieces.  The pieces in this runner seem much larger.

I don't think it will take me too long to get it all together.