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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Knitted Wrap finished, Yeah

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!

Trip to Hong Kong top finished YEAH!!!!!!!

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

Trip Around the World

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

Baby Quilt....Herd of Elephants

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....