Crossbody Bag

I took apart an old bag to use as a pattern for this crossbody bag.  I changed the inner pockets and sections to try to improve on it’s function.  There is an adjustable strap.  The opening has a two way zipper.

I “harvested” the rubber headphone slot from the old bag and sewed it in place.  Inside there is a zippered pocket for money, passport, lip stick, etc.  There are three slotted pockets for ID and credit or debit cards.

There is a larger back section that would hold a small tablet or iPad.  The section also has a pocket that comfortably holds a phone.

Off to the side is a pen pocket.

This is what the back looks like.

The bag is going to a teenage niece.

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Yoga Mat Bag

This is the second yoga mat bag I have made.  It uses the same pattern as the first one I made (you can see it here).  I gave this one to a friend.

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Scrappy Houses Quilt

I recently finished this child’s quilt.  It is a scrappy crazy quilt.  I  tried to make each block contain the shape of a house.  The quilt is machine pieced and quilted.  It measures approx 41 in square.

It’s possible to play “I spy” using the quilt blocks.  This block has a cat, a lighthouse, a basketball, and a star.

This block has a tree, a cat, a dog, flower, and a four.

This block has a zebra, a car, red dots, and words.

I mailed the quilt to a friend/colleague for her child.

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Two Knitted Hats

Recently knit these two hats.  The first one was knit using the pattern Perfect Slouch Hat by Susan Sheby.  The yarn is Knit Collage Cast Away in colorway Nomad. As I had size 13 needles rather than size 15 the pattern called for I cast on 42 stitches rather than 36. The fur pompom completes the hat.

The second hat was knit without a pattern.  I cast on 96 stitches and did knit a simple K1P1 pattern using size 4 needles for 1.5 in then switched to size 6 needles to complete the hat. The yarn is Wool-Ease in mushroom.

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Brown Seascape Stole

I started knitting this shawl/stole back in February and just recently finished it.  The pattern is Seascape Stole by Kieran Foley.  The yarn is Dream Jilly Lace Colorplay (brown with some yellow).  The blocked shawl measures 16 in X 66 in. 

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Bag for My Yoga Mat

Our local Lululemon hosts free yoga classes on Sunday morning.  I have been going to them since the beginning of this year (learning about them around Christmas).  I had been using a cheap (thin) mat I bought at Wal-Mart.  A couple of the girls who work there gave me one of theirs (new, 5 mm thick).  It is wonderful.  As it is heavier and nicer than my old one I felt I needed a bag to protect and carry it (although a carrying strap might have worked and I may yet make one).  I found a pattern at Annie’s Bags (here’s the link: http://www.byannie.com/yoga-bag).  Here’s how it turned out.

This side has three pockets, two with zippers.  The other side only has the middle pocket without a zipper.

Both ends have non-zippered pockets.

As support for the store I have since purchased the same mat (different color) for one of my sisters.

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Quilt for a Young Girl

I made this quilt for a young girl I know.  It is machine pieced and quilted.  It measures 60 in X 71 in. The block pattern is the Perkiomen Valley block (http://www.venturamodernquiltguild.com/2017/12/11/thomas-fire-blocks/). 

The gray fabric with animals (cats, dogs, rabbits, roosters, etc) was the starting point with the other fabrics added.

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