Totally 100% inspired by Crazy Mom Quilts. Maybe in time for next year's christmas :)
Thursday, December 23, 2010
This is my 3rd Offset Wraplan. But this one is a keeper for our baby 'R'. I've yet to knit the button plackets but I'm loving the colour combo and the feel of the yarn.
I had left this one as a WIP probably over a year ago. I hadn't even created a Project on Ravelry for it. When I dug this out of my WIP pile, there was only the one sleeve and button placket to finish it. I even already have little buttons ready to go for it.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
I have been after a good granola recipe for a while. I've been buying prepackaged yoghurt with granola in it and loving it so I thought I'd make my own. I'm going to use SouleMama's recipe. Wish me luck!
Then I also saw One Flew Over's Many Biscuits recipe and thought I'd give that a go too. I'll bring them over to my brother's place on Christmas Day :)
Thanks ladies for the great recipes.
Monday, December 20, 2010
Yay, after 8 months, I've finally finished this blanket. Baby R is due at the end of January. Not that he'll need a warm woollen blanket then of course being summer. It's not a very square blanket because it was my first time knitting continental, in the round and fair isle, not to mention steeking! So one end is tighter than the other. I don't think R will mind :)
Pattern: Baby Blanket Latvian Garden
Yarn: Wollmeise 100% WD Stella Polaris, 100% WD Am Kalten Polar and Twin Schwarz
Backing/binding: Kona Pacific
Tutorial for backing/binding: Here but I doubled the overhang on each side to 2"
Sunday, December 19, 2010
I've slowly been getting back to my knitting WIPs and have so far completed 3 of them. This is my latest one. Textured Shawl Recipe. It's a gorgeous shawl that I'm making using Malabrigo Yarn Silky Merino in Cape Cod colourway. I'm onto my 2nd ball of 4 that I'm hoping to use all of. It's so light and lovely. I can't wait to see this one finished.
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Being Dutch, I've never had my own Christmas stocking. Then I met my hubby and he had one from when he was a kid. Then we had our son and he had one made for him while in the NICU just after he was born. It's a bit sad to see a mantel with just the 2 stockings. So I decided to take it upon myself to make us all matching ones using Fabricworm's tutorial. There is a 4th one there for our son who is due to be born mid January. He already has presents under the tree.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Fabric: Riley Blake Circle Dots and Monaluna Chain Dots
Backing: Cloud9 Organic flannel
Monday, December 13, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
I've finally finished binding and pictures of this quilt. I made it for a work colleague for her 'glory box'. I had to quilt this one twice due to the puckering. I can't wait to take a class so I can stop that once and for all.
- Kokka Trefle Matroyshka
- Jellyroll - Moda Bliss
Backing: Kokka Trefle Matroyshka
Binding: Moda Bliss Tulips Lime
Batting: 100% cotton
Finished size: 40" x 50"
I've finally finished binding and taking pictures of this quilt. It is a huge one (for me). Quilted by Karen from Quilts on Bastings.
- Jellyroll - Momo by Freebird
- Jellyroll - Basics in Snow
Backing: Freebird Ovals in Grape
Binding: Freebird Eggs in Grape
Batting: 100% cotton
Finished size: 59" x 65"
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
I'm using this as my portable project and am loving it. It's an easy pattern to memorise and is going very quickly. I've been meaning to make these socks for such a long time. I fell in love when I saw these ones. It took a long time to find similar coloured yarn but eventually found it on Etsy. Even better than I was able to match the gauge exactly with it!
Sunday, December 5, 2010
I have fallen in love with this quilt. It has a lot of firsts in it. I used Oh Fransson's crazy 9 patch tutorial. But I only used 8 fabrics so each square has one double up. But I ended up with the right amount of blocks. I also tried free motion quilting for the first time which pretty good success. It goes so quickly!
- Denyse Schmidt Four Square Fiesta
- Denyse Schmidt Thistle Leaf Fiesta
- Robert Kaufman Pure Organics PFD
- Densye Schmidt Dimaond Dandys Fiesta
- Sanae Oz Dots Pink
- Denyse Schmidt Wallpaper Fiesta
- Kokka Trefle Sewing Notions Pink
- Joel Dewberry Napsack Berry
- Robert Kaufman Kona Solid Stone
- Joel Dewberry Dogwood Bloom Berry
- Keiki Wee Stripe Pink
- Amy Butler Memento Burgundy
Backing/sashing: cotton linen blend
Binding: Kona Deep Rose
Batting: 100% cotton
Finished size: 34" x 40"
FOR SALE IN MY ETSY STORE
I've finally finished binding this gorgeous quilt. It's such a shame that the basting/quilting went so horribly wrong. I love the fabrics and the bright colours. Something different for a baby than the all too usual pastels available.
- Patty Young Dandelions Fuchsia
- Monaluna Organic Woodland Chain Strawberry
- Jenn Ski Bees Orange
- Dinky Dots Lime
- Monaluna Organic Pebble Lines Citron
- Laurie Wisbrun Itty Bitty Chairs Grass
- Riley Blake Cheery Circles Green
- Monaluna Organic Woodland Chain Teal
- Riley Blake Cheery Circles blue
- Robert Kaufman Quilter's Linen Purple
- Patricia Bravo Chick Paper Dark
Backing: Riley Blake Cheery Circles blue
Binding: Kona Lime
Batting: 100% cotton
Finished size: 37" x 47"
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Michael Miller Ta Dot Teal
Robert Kaufman Kona Solid Dafodil
Echino Nico Helicopters Blue (85% Cotton/15% Linen)
Robert Kaufman Kona Solid Marine
Echino Nico Glasses Gold (85% Cotton/15% Linen)
Robert Kaufman Kona Solid Teal
Monaluna Çirca 50 Pebble Stripes Citron (100% Organic)
Echino Nico Bicyles Turquoise (85% Cotton/15% Linen)
SEI Playful Geos Teal
Anna Maria Horner Mixed Signals Seafoam
Robert Kaufman Kona Solid Sky
Heather Ross Rapunzel Light Blue (75% Cotton/25% Linen)
Heather Ross Roses Natural (75% Cotton/25% Linen) (pictured but out of stock, substituting Heather Ross Sleeping Beauty Natural)
Robert Kaufman Kona Solid Ash
Heather Ross Moon and Stars Natural/Gold (75% Cotton/25% Linen)
Cosmo Cricket Crosshatch Yellow
Heather Ross Moon and Stars Tangerine (75% Cotton/25% Linen)
Amy Butler Full Moon Polka Tangerine (pictured but out of stock, substituting Lizzy House Flags Orange)
Denyse Schmidt Pie Basket Fiesta
Michael Miller Ta Dot Tangerine
Friday, December 3, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Have any of you tried this one before? If so, what's your feedback?
A work friend requested babushka and shabby chic. I think I've captured that essence. She loves the progress pics so I must be on the right track. Now just to figure out how to quilt it. I'm thinking free motion meandering.
Also, how do you think I should construct the pillow case??
Monday, November 22, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Yep, you read right. Crazy 8 patch. I meant it to be 9 but couldn't count :) Turns out for the better though as I only needed 16 blocks to make the appropriate sized quilt. Now, what colour should I use for sashing? Pink? Stone? Purple? Cotton/linen blend?
Each block measures 8" as is. So when they are sewed together in rows, 4 blocks will total 30". Not really wide enough for a baby blanket. Should I sash in between rows and then around the outer edges? Or should I sash around each block?
Denyse Schmidt Thistle Leaf Fiesta
Robert Kaufman Pure Organics PFD
Densye Schmidt Dimaond Dandys Fiesta
Sanae Oz Dots Pink
Denyse Schmidt Wallpaper Fiesta
Kokka Trefle Sewing Notions Pink
Joel Dewberry Napsack Berry
Robert Kaufman Kona Solid Stone
Joel Dewberry Dogwood Bloom Berry
Keiki Wee Stripe Pink
Amy Butler Memento Burgundy