Illilouette Slouch Hat

I knit this hat using two leftover yarns.  The yarn is Lion Brand Wool-Ease Sportweight.  The pattern is Illilouette Hat by Jenna Swanson.  I plan to donate to the Knitting for Noggins program at our local children’s hospital. 

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Dappled Sunlight Shawl

Recently finished knitting this lovely shawl.  The pattern is Dappled Sunlight by Jennifer Weissma.  The yarn is Cloudborn Fibers Highland Fingering.  After blocking it measured 84 in along the long side, 64 in along the short side and 19 in wide. The top two photos are after blocking and the bottom three are during blocking.

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Lizzie Portrait Quilt

This is my third portrait quilt.  The first two were the pear still life ones (here and here).  This one was made using a photo I took of my dog.  The teacher from the iQuilt class (Leni Levenson) actually took this photo of Lizzie and turned it into the pattern.  

The quilt is machine appliqued and quilted.  It measures approx 20.5 in x 21.75 in.  It is not perfect but turned out fairly well.  Here’s the finished quilt.

Here are two detail photos

There are some things I hope to do better with more practice.  For example, I know that red fabric often will bleed if not washed (and sometime even if prewashed). The red fabric had been prewashed and when I washed the fabric markings from the quilt I used cold water to try to prevent bleed.  It happened anyway.  I fixed it by appliqueing more fabric over the red areas as you can see.

Als as I did the “dog” first and then decided on the background I had the brown fabric of the floor showing through the white of the “dog.”  I had to “underline” the dog with a layer of muslin to hid the brown.

Just for fun check out this photo of Lizzie sitting with me while I was working on this quilt.

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Messaline Sweater

It took me a long time to knit this sweater, almost a year.  Mostly because I keep putting it aside to work on other projects.  I do like the finished result.  The pattern is Messaline by Bristol Ivy.  The yarn is Cloudborn Fibers Highland Fingering. 

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Nurmilintu Scarf Two

I knit this scarf using the same pattern as for this one I knit earlier this year.  The pattern is Nurmilintu by Heidi Alander.  This time the yarn is Manos del Uruguay Alegría in colorway Macachines. It measures 79 in across the longest border and 19 in at the widest point.

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Pear Still Life II

My second attempt at doing a portrait quilt.  This one, like the first one, is machine appliqued and quilted. It measures 10 in X 14 in.

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Pear Still Life Quilt

This small quilt is the result of an online quilt class I recently enrolled in (Translate Photos Into Fabric Art by Leni Levenson Wiener at iquilt.com).  It is machine appliqued and quilted.  The small quilt measures 9 in X 12.5 in.  I have mailed it to a friend who admired it. 

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