This is my quilt entry for the 2014 Alliance for American Quilts contest. The theme is “inspired by” with the size specified at 16 in square. I used the drunkard path quilts to “inspire” me along with the news articles regarding texting while walking (remember the one where the guy walked into a bear?). Rather than piecing the drunkard’s or in this case texter’s path, I chose to keep it as one piece which I hand appliqued onto the background. This was done so the background fabric with the bear, fox, and other animals would be intact.
This next one is a detail photo so you can see the background fabric with the bear and fox which represent “hidden” dangers as the walker ventures off the path stepping on the flowers. The flowers are fussy cut from a flora print and fused in place. The footsteps are also fused in place. The quilt is machine quilted.
Here is a photo of the back with the sleeve sewn on, but before I added the label.
I think I will keep this pair of fingerless mitts. I really like how they turned out and the soft ecru color. The pattern is Fallberry Mitts by Anne Hanson. The yarn Unger Roly-Sport.
This photo shows the texture even better
I knit this baby sweater for my niece who is pregnant with her second child. I have not heard if they know the baby’s sex so I opted for yellow to be safe. The pattern is Liten kofta by Gralina Frie. The yarn is Schachenmayr nomotta Bravo Baby.
This photo not only shows the buttons better, but the truer shade of the yellow.
I made this quilt for a friend’s little girl (whom I hear loves it). It is one made using scraps of fabric from many past projects. It is machine pieced and quilted. It measures approx 38 in X 48 in.
The “horse feed” actually came from a cotton feed sack. You can see Winnie the Pooh here also.
In this section you can find a pink poodle, other dogs, a snow man, poinsettia, sunflower, and robot.
In this one there’s a monkey, owls, zebras, fish, and more.
The back is pieced using two fabrics.
The middle section is full of cowboys, chuck wagons, etc.
This is my first attempt at felting something I knit. The pattern is The “Don’t Worry” Felted Shoulder Bag by Catherine Hughes. The yarn is a blend of Bernat Pebblespun (deep teal color) from my estate sale stash and Rowan Kidsilk Haze (black). I forgot to measure the bag after I finished knitting and before felting it. After felting it measured about 10 in X 12 in.
To make the strap more stable I pulled a strip of woven strapping through and machine stitched it in place where it attached to the bag. I made one end “free” with a key
The bag is lined. The magnetic closure is one I “harvested” from an old purse.
This hat was made using white yarn from the estate sale stash I bought earlier this year. The pattern is Snowtracks Cap by Timothy Peters. I’m not sure exactly what the yarn is as there was no label. I think it is wool or a wool blend.
The hat can be worn either unfolded or folded.
I finished the afghan size quilt made from the tails of the T-shirts used to make Madi’s quilt. The colors are those of the rainbow, hence the name of the quilt. The finished quilt measures 52 in X 63 in. It is machine pieced and quilted.
This photo shows the flowers quilted in each color square.
Here’s a bit of the back of the quilt.