Sunday, April 29, 2012

Project Linus Quilts

Last Saturday my quilt guild had a special sewing day at the local library to make quilts for the Project Linus charity.  I managed to piece three quilt tops that day.  Since today was such a rainy day, I worked on finishing the quilting and binding on the quilts.  It gave me a chance to practice my free motion quilting.

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And my favorite:

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I completed the April block for the $10 quilt at StitchCraft.

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And also finished the April block for the South Florida Modern Quilt Guild Bee.  Sue was the queen bee for April and wanted a block done in blues.  Her block is on the bottom and I made an extra block for me.

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On the knitting front, I finished the Riverbank Road vest pattern by Amy Swenson.  I made the 34" size and used just one skein of sock yarn!!  I made this for my youngest niece and hopefully I'll have a picture of her wearing it.

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I've also been working on the Gilet court d'été sweater.  I'm knitting from my stash and am using Wisdom Yarns Poem yarn.  I'm not too happy with the consistency of the color between the different balls, it's all the same dyelot but each ball has been a different intensity.  I cast on more stitches then called for to try and make it a little larger.  I think it worked.  I have about 10 more rows to go before I put the sleeve stitches on holders and begin the body.  This will be a nice little sweater for work when the A/C freezes us out.

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Saturday, April 7, 2012

Yellow Roadster

Today I finally finished the Ritenour hat for "Bubba" to wear on the cold nights when he's cruising in his roadster.  I told Bubba I'd make this hat for him about two years ago when we were at a fundraiser cruise in in Pompano Beach on an unusually cold January night.  Bubba is such a sweet southern gentleman that it was my pleasure to make this for him.  The hat was a fun and easy knit and hopefully my DH will like it so I can make him one.

The hat:

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The roadster: