Saturday, 31 January 2015

Been Busy

Since Christmas I been busy, I have done some pot holders 1 for a swap, I also have done a Knitting Bag & a Bag these was for a birthday gift
one some socks which was a Pay it Forward so sent them to some just because.
Here are the photos







 

Friday, 9 January 2015

Baby Quilts & Socks

I did two baby's quilt for two Grand Nephews born one in November 2014 & the other 6th January 2015 
The 1st one is for the one born in November the other is for the one in January, i used a teddy backing fabric for the November one & i used a plain flannel on the back for the 2nd one
I did a label but as it gives full name DOB ect i am not sharing the labels




2nd Quilt



I was in a swap which was Oct/Nov a sort of Christmas one well part of it i received some lovely yarn which was 
Premier Yarns Deborah Norville collection Serenity
This is the socks I have knitted with it for me I really like the yarn 
  I have done other socks & other items before Christmas gifts which i have not posted
I hope to do better with posting on the blog as i know i have not posted very much
Wishing you All a Very Happy New Year

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Quilt & Socks

Here is some of what I have been doing since my last post
I done a pair of socks I used Online Yarn Saturn range I also


I also been working on a quilt this is my first big quilt that I have done Free Motion Quilting (FMQ) on it was harder than I expected because of size also backing is black flannel & as I used a black variegated thread on the top where it the black & gold fabric & it was black it was difficult to see plus my eyes are not that good but I am pleased with the results the photos are the whole quilt, closer of top & border & back showing the FMQ






Tuesday, 9 September 2014

What I have been working on

Since my last post I have been knitting & doing some quilting projects so here they are
The Online range is a 4 ply yarn 

Online Yarn Silk Range Colour 109 a pair of socks for me




A Shawl which will be a gift for someone I used Online Yarn Emotion III range I did a diagonal pattern




A 3 piece wash set I done a face mitt, Hand towel & a Back Scrubber I used a double moss stitch for all the colour is Tangerine




I also done some Dishcloths a couple of these went in to a swap



I done a log cabin table runner which was for a swap I used a Thermal wadding which is also for Oven Gloves/Mitts which is quite thick so didn't do much quilting on it



This pot holder also went in to a swap



 So While I have not posted much I have been busy I hadn't realised how much I had done until I have posted it all



Monday, 21 July 2014

Sewing Cabinet & Birthday

 Well I just had 60th birthday on 17th it been a good birthday had some lovely flowers from my Grandchildren then from my daughter & son a Amazon Gift Voucher so i have ordered some quilting books plus got a book on the kindle & still have plenty left

Flowers from my Grandchildren

Went up to my DD for the week-end was going to have a BBQ but weather was bad so it was a Buffet style inside

I had some money from DH plus some lovely gifts from friends so I done very well all in all

I decided a month ago I would order a Horn Cub Plus Sewing Cabinet to treat myself for my birthday here is some photos of it, arrived on my birthday as well

Door Closed

Door Open

Door & Flap open



Open with Machine in Flat Bed position  

 

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Summer Porch Quilt

I had a pack of FQs a few years ago for a birthday gift they were P&B Textiles Chole range i had wanted to make a quilt with these there was 22 in the pack I used a flannel backing & cotton wadding/batting

Well i decided on doing a Quilt using the pattern Summer Porch from Quilts through the Seasons by Eleanor Burns (Quilt in a Day) this was a first for me as i have never done a quilt using a pattern i did make a slight change as the twin & queen sizes was not either big enough or too big so this has finished at 82" x 95" 

I did not do the quilting on this as i wanted this to be a special one so i had my friend Janet McElroy to do it as she does do other people's quilts & she don't have a longarm just a sewing machine so she does such a marverlous job you can see her other quilts if you go to her Blog  

I still have to make a label for this as my printer has been down waiting to see if a new part will work or i need to get a new one so will do that & add that to the back so it will have all the info on it as i hope this will be a heirloom quilt so here a lot of photos some are what i took some are from Janet


Front of Quilt
Front of Quilt 



Close up

Corner block

Border treatment 

Close up

Block

Blocks together




Back of quilt
Back of quilt

Close up of back of quilt


Close up of back

Back close up

Corner back of quilt














Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Knit Picks Socks

Here is the a pair of socks I done these are done using Knit Picks Felici "Rainbow" i left the rib open as the lady needs the extra room so this is what she wanted so she can wear them

 

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Different socks

I did a pair of socks for a lady she has badly swollen legs & feet so this pair i just did a size larger & used larger needles on the rib



She still had trouble still with the rib also she said a shorter leg so i came up the idea of doing the rib still on the larger needles but straight needles & not on the round once the rib done i changed to the smaller DPs needles the lady said these one fitted perfectly so as you see in the photo the open rib, i will be doing her another pair 
Both pairs are done in 4 ply yarn
 
 

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Wall-Hanging & Socks

Well not been posting much have had a few problems with one thing or another

Anyway I am in a swap & I did a wall-hanging for my swap I didn't have a pattern to follow so it an original design by me well sort of I got ideas from different books & then did it
 
A Wall hanging for a swap


I did the FMQ on it but the thread wasn't great as everytime I got to a certain colour in the variegated part it would break but I got it done so was pleased about that


I also have done some socks for an order i used Knit Pick Felicia Sugared Violet

Socks for an order

I did some items below as i am doing a gift stash in which I do a gift a month so come Christmas I will have a head start on gifts I hope to do at least one a month

A Wash set 

Socks for a gift