Friday, January 27, 2017

Dan and Vic's Wedding Quilt

My daughter got married in July and now it is January.  I just gave the quilt to them yesterday.  That took quite a while.

It is a wholecloth trapunto quilt.  It took 3 weeks on my frame to quilt.

The next few pics are before washing pics.  

And the after washing pics.  The quilt has quite a different look to it, when it's been washed.  I did have to wash it twice to get all the blue pen out.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Lilies of the Field

This took me a couple of months to finish, especially as I didn't have enough of the green to do binding out of, so it sat until I bought some other green for the binding.

This pattern is from an old magazine.  It was the one project in the magazine that I liked so I tore it                                                          out and threw the rest away. 

It'll be great for my table this spring.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Love Entwined - Finished

Here it is.  I started it in July of 2013.  It's been a wonderful project these 3 1/2 years. 

 My 6 year old granddaughter calls it the " Forever"  quilt.  She always is interested in whatever project I'm doing and I know she has been with it from the beginning. Even though she was 2 1/2 when I started it.  She was there when I put the last stitch in the binding and was excited about the finish.

Enjoy browsing through the photos.  

We have a waterbed.  That means the mattress is in a wooden box.  This quilt fits the top of the bed very nicely, since it doesn't have to go down the sides.  It is a marriage coverlet, after all.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Baby Hats

I've been knitting up hats like crazy lately.  I knit for my older grandchildren earlier.  You can see those hats on this post.   Now I've knit for the baby grandchildren.  All of these hats are on my Ravelry page.  

Asher is wearing the first hat I made.  Of course, it was almost too small for him when it was done.  His other grandma made the pom -pom as I am not good at those.

Then I started on the girls.  I bought some furry pom-poms for their hats.

Now two of my baby granddaughters share a cousin, so I made a hat for her also, just a different color.  This is one of my favorite patterns.

I got so into making hats and I won a contest for a free pattern called Lottie's bonnet, that I decided to make newborn hats for babies that were just born in our community.
These hats fit pretty snugly.

And this baby got a hat to come home from the hospital in.

Now I'm knitting up hats for future babies.  I want them to come home from the hospital in my hats.

Monday, January 2, 2017

New Hawaiian Quilt

A new year starts and I start a new quilt also.  It will be a king size Hawaiian quilt.  My husband wanted a new quilt for our bed and he likes hawaiian ones.
I took a roll of newsprint that I taped together for a pattern.  For Hawaiian quilts, all you need is one eighth of the quilt.  I cut it out.

Because I couldn't get the fabric I liked wide enough, I bought 9 yards and cut it into 3 sections and sewed it together.  I will do the same for the backing also.  I will have enough leftover to have binding from it for the edges.
Here it is pinned on the folded fabric.  When I cut, I'm cutting through 8 layers.  It takes sharp scissors and I did get some blisters. 

This gives you an idea how the fabrics look together.  I love batiks and I didn't want too much contrast.  Maybe a calmer look.