Shiver of Sharks Socks

I knit these socks using a kit from Jimmy Beans Wool.  The pattern is Shiver of Sharks Socks by Laura Cunit.  The yarn is  Valkyrie Fibers Matte Sock in colorways Shallow Waters and Open Ocean.  I had to reknit the bind off twice as it was too tight using Icelandic bind off suggested in the pattern.  I ended up Jenny’s magic bind off.  I still don’t feel super comfortable knitting socks but they turned out pretty well.

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Afghan for a Friend

I knit this afghan for a friend who recently retired.  I used the pattern Sunny Baby Blanket by Lucie Sinkler, casting on extra stitches to make it larger. The yarn is Cascade Yarns Pacific in white.  The finished afghan measures 42 in X 58 in.

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Trapunto Fabric Postcard

This fabric postcard is made using a whole cloth quilting with trapunto to give the lizard an added dimensional effect.  I machine quilted around the lizard.

I then added yarn (wool/acrylic) for the trapunto. 

The yarn was then trimmed prior to adding the pelon stabilizer, triangles for hanging, and binding.

Here is the finished postcard, 5 in X 6.5 in.

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Three Small Pieces

These small (5 in square pieces were done prior to last week’s featured piece after I heard about the call for 5×5 art pieces.  The first two are 5 in square quilts and the third is a 5 in square quilted postcard. This first one was made using a scrap piece of fabric reminiscent of the 60s/70s.  I machine quilted pink, green, and yellow pieces then machine quilted it. 

This one is machine appliqued and quilted also.  It was inspired by swimming near dawn in the open pool at my local athletic club while practicing my back stroke.

This one has the stiff Pelon stabilizer that makes it a postcard.  It is inspired by love of Matisse art work.  In this case the Blue Nude though mine is done as a pink nude on blue background.  It is machine appliqued and quilted.

All of the pieces have small triangle pieces on the back to allow easy hanging if desired.

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Lizzie Portrait Quilt

I made this small quilt portrait, 5 in square, in response to a fund raising event the Arkansas Repertory Theatre is doing.  In September they posted a request for artist to do pieces of artwork for their upcoming “5×5” art show. Every artist was told to pick up a 5 in square canvas to ensure size conformity.   My initial thought was to do a 5 in square quilt or postcard.  Then I decided to do this quilted portrait of my dog Lizzie (appliqued top quilted to batting without an actual quilt back or binding) and wrap the canvas.  Here it is.

I used mistyfuse to attach the quilt to the canvas (literally ironed it on) then wrapped the fabric and sewed the fabric to itself and the canvas.

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Three Flowers

I make this small quilt, 11 in X 6 in, a month ago.  The flowers are machine appliqued. It is machine quilted. 

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Lacey Knit Chuppah

This blanket was knit at the request of a friend for her upcoming Jewish wedding in November.  She wanted it to actually use it as a chuppah.  It blocked out to approx 54 in square.  The pattern (modified to knit as a whole piece rather than in four segments) is Lacey Knit Chuppah by Bubbie Knit.  The yarn is Cascade Yarns Pacific in white. The first two photos are after blocking.  The last two are during blocking.

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