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.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Cheryl's Quilt

Cheryl made this quilt for her husband using ties.

Things were pretty thick under those ties, but it all worked out well.

Monday, December 4, 2017

My Hawaiian Wall Hanging

3 different views of my  newest wallhanging. 

I  really enjoy doing applique and this was a fun project.

There was a time when I didn't like Hawaiian quilts, but now I really enjoy them.

 Now on to the quilt machine.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

It's Cold Outside and Time for Hats

I'm knitting hats and not baby hats this time.  i'm knitting them for prizes for sewing class students in our business.  I don't teach, I just make prizes.
Clara is my 4 year old model.  Some are a little big for her and some fit fine.  The girls taking sewing lessons are between 4 -9  so they should all work.

This is one I made up the pattern for.  It was rather fun.  Fair Isle work is challenging and produces really nice hats.

This was an easy pattern using a very soft cotton thick and thin bulky yarn.  Bulky hats knit up fast and this one is very nice. As you can see, it's a little large for Clara and it is the child sized pattern. 

This one is also a little large for her but I knit the fair isle rather tight.  Hmmmm.....  I'm learning how to loosen it up.  Again it's a chunky yarn and fast knit.

Natalie is also wearing a hat too large for her.  It would fit a small child. Another fair isle.

This is a newborn hat that I knit. It's a fingering yarn polka dot style.

As you can see, I like pom-poms also.  I bought a pom-pom maker from Hobby Lobby and now these are the easiest things to make.  And everyone likes pom-poms.

Monday, November 20, 2017

My Hawaiian Quilt

I've been appliqueing for several months now and the top is complete.  Yeah!!!  I do love doing hawaiian quilts.

 Now to the quilting machine it goes.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

What! More Little Toys?

They keep coming. And they're not going to stop for a while.  They are fun to do and children love them.
They are all free patterns.  Here is the link to my Ravelry page and you can look them up there.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Flowers on My Hawaiian Hanging

I have all the squares and leaves appliqued.  Now it is flower time.  When that's done, I'll put these borders on and time to quilt.

It's been several months since I've started, so here's a link to the center of the hanging.

I'm looking forward to the finish of this applique.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

My Dahlia Try

My daughter grew dahlias for the first time this year.  They did great and she gave a lot of bouquets away to friends in the neighborhood.  My granddaughters also got into it and helped. It was a lot of fun.  
So I thought I'd try to make a dahlia  wallhanging.  Since I chose pinks I told the little girls that they could have it to hang in their room.  They always get excited about the things I quilt and they are looking forward to this.
But it does have problems.  I'll have to see if I get them worked out.

A you can see, things didn't come together in the center correctly.  I looked at it with my paper pattern and now I am redoing the center dark pink to line up with the paper.  I just rip out that small seam and line it up correctly.  We'll see if that all works out properly.

Here's Eloise ready to go out with her flower wagon.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

New Baby Knits

Over the past few months I've knit some newborn clothing for upcoming grandbabies. I don't know what we'll be having, but these are mostly boy items.  Maybe I can knit really fast if a girl comes along.
I will link my description to my Ravelry page.

Smarty Pants.  This is also a Drops design.  Both items I used a fingering yarn, Baby Merino.

Happy Cheer Hoodie.  Very cute pattern.  I used a drops cotton for this one.

These dungarees are a copy of a picture that I liked.  I had to come up with the pattern myself and somehow I did it.  I usually look at several similar patterns I own and adjust.

This is called Puerperium.  It's a little sweater for a brandnew born baby. Something to stay warm in winter and grow out of right away.

It won't be long til I can tell you what the first of these newborns will be.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Susan's Quilt

Susan put together a T-shirt quilt.  She did a very nice job of it.

I stippled it which is what I think looks best on these quilts.