Sunday, February 26, 2012
Well, recently I taught myself how to Contenintal Knit, I am lovin' it, however I am not the best at it, but if I keep trying I think I will get better. I found this "wrap" pattern and had always wanted one, that was my inspiration. I think I started over no less than 7 times, but finally finished it. I will take it to the cleaners and get it cleaned and blocked and it will be ready to wear (now that it is spring) but like I always say, it doesn't have to be perfect, but it does have to be finished!
I got busy yesterday, went to town and bought the backing fabric for this one, dark red,....I was going to purchase another Asian print for the border, then I had an idea to use scraps. I really like the way it turned out. I think I may machine quilt it with a red thread, will just have to see. It's queen size
Friday, February 24, 2012
This top is almost finished. I started it Jan 4th, 2012.....I make it "tube" style. Bonnie Hunter's style. Fun to make for sure. The fabrics are Asian, I have to put a small border on the outside then another larger border, then quilt it.
Sunday, February 19, 2012
I have a baby shower Friday for a gal at work. Lately I haven't been making baby quits "for everyone I know"......but I have worked with this gal for a long time, I think she is around 38 and her second child. She has decorated the baby's room with elephants, now my understanding is not just elephants, but this particular elephant design. I found the fabric at City Quilter in New York City, well of course, once I found the fabric, I had to make the quilt (lol) and I must say I check to see if they had the fabric, so what was I to do. I recently saw a baby quilt in a magazine that had just been striped, I like the idea andf so here is the results! Baby Quilt "Herd of Elephants" Made totally in one day, cut, sewn and quilted and binding sewn on. I think it's cute....