Memory Quilt Finished

The first memory quilt from the mostly Tommy Bahama shirts for my colleague’s family is finished.  It is machine pieced and quilted.  The finished quilt measures 51 in X 66 in. The photo of the full quilt isn’t the best but I am pleased with how it turned out.

This photo shows some of the fabric detail.

This photo also shows some of the fabric detail as well as the tags/labels.

Here is a section of the back which shows some of the quilting detail.

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More Hats for Charity

These three hats will be added to others for a total of eleven to be sent to Knitting for Noggins.  I have sent them other hats in the past. The first two here were made from left over yarns from other projects.

This blue and white hat was made from Red Heart yarn as a “mock up” for a hat I will be making for my husband using wool yarn.  I wanted to get the white and blue areas the correct widths per his specifications.  Also I noticed that when the white ribbing is turned up there is a blue line so when I knit his I will decrease the ribbing by one row and add a row of stockinette stitch.

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Lone Peak Socks

I knit these socks for my husband.  The yarn is Schachenmayr Regia Active 6 Ply.  The pattern is Lone Peak found on Schachenmayr’s website. I got lucky, they actually fit him well.

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Memory Quilt Top Finished

I made this memory quilt for a friend’s mom out of his dad’s (her spouse’s) old shirts.  Most are Tommy Bahama shirts but not all.  The top measures approx 54 in X 67 in.  It is machine pieced and will be machine quilted.  There’s enough fabric left from the shirts for at least a couple more quilt tops of similar size.

Love the embroidered fish/flowers on the black fabric.

I love labels (see the quilt I made using labels) so have made sure a few were incorporated into the quilt top.

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Variation of Symmetry in Silk Scarf Finished

I finished the scarf using my modification of the pattern  Symmetry in Silk by Eugen Beugler.  The two yarns are Lotus (Trendsetter) Tibetan Cloud (100% yak) and Blue Ridge Yarns Silk Shimmer Lace (100% silk).  I started the scarf using left overs of the two yarns but found I had to order more.  I found an exact color match of the Silk Shimmer  but not the Tibetan Cloud.  My left over Tibetan Cloud was the “bone” color which I couldn’t find so settled on the “fawn” thinking I could darken it slightly using tea or coffee.  My attempt at tea/coffee dying didn’t work.  You can see the slight difference in my photos (sorry, the photos are the best but the second is the closest to the true color).  The scarf measures approx 66 in X 11 in.

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Two Fabric Postcards

These two fabric postcards are birthday themed. Both are machine appliqued and quilted. The first one features a n ice cream cone with a cherry on top.  This one measures approx 5 in x 8 in.

This photo hopefully shows the added sparkle (using glitter glue) to the cherry and to lesser extent the ice cream.

The second card features a cup cake with single lit candle.  It measure approx 6 in x 9 in.

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Purple Roses in Cowboy Boot

This small quilt is 12.5 in X 15 in.  It is machine appliqued and quilted.  The roses were fussy cut.

Here’s a close up showing some of the boot detail.

Here’s a close up showing some of the fussy cut roses.

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