Author Archives: rlbates

About rlbates

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

More Dog Shirts for Lizzie

I’ve been making Lizzie shirts.  I’ve have used old and new (on sale at greatly reduced cost) shirts and recycled them into shirts for Lizzie.  The pattern is one I drafted using a purchased shirt and have tweaked as I … Continue reading

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Five She Persisted Fabric Postcards

It feels appropriate to share these at this time.  After all March is women’s history month and earlier this week was International Woman’s Day.  These five quilted postcards honor women who persisted. Harriet Tubman is a perfect example of a … Continue reading

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She Persisted Quilted Postcard

The current political climate has inspired me to make several quilted postcards.  The first one I made was this one.  It features the Stature of Liberty with the American flag as the background with the words “nevertheless she persisted” written … Continue reading

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Elven Pixie Blanket

I knit this blanket with no one in mind.  It will be held in reserve for use as a gift for either a baby or an adult lap blanket.  It was knit using the pattern Elven Pixie Baby Blanket by … Continue reading

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Pink Gap-tastic Cowl

I knit this cowl (or infinity scarf) at a friend’s request (a gift for her daughter).  She wanted a hot pink color which I had some trouble finding.  I ended up using Plymouth Yarn Encore Worsted in color #478 Neon … Continue reading

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Three More Dog Shirts

I recently bought a Husqvarna Huskylock s21 serger.  I’ve made three dog shirts (two from knit T-shirt fabric and one from an old flannel shirt) as part of learning to use the machine which is way more powerful, has more … Continue reading

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Leftovers Siksak Hat

This hat was knit using leftover yarn from prior projects.  The pattern is Siksak by Hanna Leväniemi;  I knit the band 2.75 in as I knew I wouldn’t have enough yarn for the 6 in the pattern states. I like … Continue reading

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