A couple of weeks ago a attended a daylong Drapplique workshop given by instructor Pam Holland. It was one of the workshops associated with the Great Arkansas Quilt Show 3. Had I known the techniques I learned, my quilt entry for the GAQS would have been a better quilt (assuming I had achieved some measure of skill with the techniques). Here is my small quilt from the workshop. It measures 11.75 in x 12.25 in.
As you can tell from the roots in this photos I am currently better at coloring than drawing/shading in colors. I hope to improve with time and practice.
I don’t have good photos from the quilt show, but would encourage anyone living in or coming through the Little Rock area over the next several months to attend the show. There are some gorgeous quilts! My entry is my quilt “Fantasy Footwear.”
In case you are interested in any of the other workshops, here’s a link to the schedule.
As you may be able to tell from the post last week and today after finishing the pleasingly black shawl/scarf which took months to complete I have resorted to smaller projects finished in a short period of time. These three hats fit nicely. I used left-over Plymouth Yarn Baby Alpaca Grande. The first two hats are an adult size and an infant size beanie. The patterns are Regular Guy Beanie by Chuck Wright and Ali’s Premie/Newborn Beanie by Tajie Maxedon.
The pattern for this wide-brimmed hat is Brangelina Hat
by Laurie Perry.
These slippers were knitted for my husband using yarn that a colleague’s wife gave to me (thinning her stash). The yarn is Plymouth Yarn Baby Alpaca Grande. The pattern for the slippers is Non-felted Slippers by Yuko Nakamura.
And like I did for these slippers
the bottoms were treated to make them skid resistant.
I made this shawl/scarf at the request of a friend. She asked for something soft, airy, and lacy. This project took me several months to complete. It frustrated me at times when I had to undo rows to correct a mistake, but I am pleased with the end result. So is my friend. The pattern is Pleasing Reversibility in Lace by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer. The yarn is Shibui Knits Silk Cloud. The finished blocked shawl/scarf is 20 in X 70 in.
Here is a photo to try to show more detail.
Still on the fabric postcard bend. I’ve been watching the Hallmark Channel Christmas in July movies which inspired me to do a couple of Christmas postcards. The fabric is from a Debbie Mumm series several years ago. I simple cut out the rectangles of the Santas, machine quilted them, and then did the binding. The one on the left with the green binding measures 4 3/4 in X 5 7/8 in. The other one measures 4 3/8 in X 5 1/2 in.
I’ve been making fabric postcards lately. This first one is a flag quilt, inspired by July 4th but also good for any day of the year here in America. It is machine piece and quilted with iron-on beads for stars. It measures 8 in X 5 in.
This second one is a sailboat on a lovely summer day. I inked in a bird in the sky. Both machine piecing and applique is used. It too is machine quilted. It measures 6.5 in X 4.5 in.
Here’s my latest scrappy child’s quilt (earlier post when in progress). It is machine pieced and quilted. It measures approx 45 in X 57 in.
In this are there are many colors (blue, green, yellow, browns, and more), dots, horses, cats.
In this are a pink poodle, a motorcycle, horses, a robot, leaves, and lemons/limes.
In this are more cats, lorax, a lizard, trick or treat, tulips, snowmen.
This area has the working pocket, cats, faces, thread spools, hearts, stars.