Monday, August 8, 2016

Simple Quilt

 Leftover fabric makes for a simple quilt! Measures ~36" x 40" -- will be a nice gift for a new baby.

Colorful Baby Blankie

Crocheted -- so colorful & small -- ~24" x 28" -- perfect for a car seat or stroller.

Bruce's Quilt

 A paper-pieced quilt for our friend Bruce. It was too big for me to machine quilt it myself -- it's ~56" x 62" -- I sent it to Quilt Hollow for her expert long-arm machine quilting.
 The theme of the quilt is anchors, stars -- for an ex-Navy guy. The quilting has stars & anchors, too. Hard to see in the pix.
The colors are navy, gray, light gold, off white, black.

Stella's 1st Birthday Quilt

 The fabric used for Stella's 1st Birthday Quilt is called "Stella" -- how appropriate is that?!
 A simple pattern, simply quilted by machine.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Zebra/Panda/Cow Blankie

 I loved this yarn -- 100% merino wool from Wales -- lovely to crochet but I had an odd number of skeins so it turned out to be an odd size -- 37"x44" -- will keep it as a throw for chilly nights. Not sure why the edging is ripply but I kind of like it that way. Adds even more interest to the blankie.

J&J's Wedding Quilt

 A wedding gift for a newly married couple. I chose these colors because it was a "down the shore" wedding in New Jersey. Turns out the bridesmaids wore navy & the mother-of-the-bride wore dark turquoise -- same colors I happened to use in this quilt! Lucky.
 Each square is cut 2.5" -- I quilted "in the ditch" around each square.
Used a simple fabric for the back. Measures about 60" square. Hope they enjoy using it!