Author Archives: rlbates

About rlbates

plastic surgeon who quilts, loves family, dog person, walks/jogs, a work-in-progress

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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