Sewing ventures

Quilting season

Last month I planned to take sewing to the next level. All this time I have been using linen or thick cotton as a fabric for my bags. The prints and colors available for those are pretty limited in comparison to the ones available for quilting. Whoa!! there is so much variety of print available for quilting it is pretty crazy.

For a few friends, with due dates in november I decided to venture into making baby quilts. I chose very easy freely available quilting patterns. and got started with what I always do, Chevrons.

My first baby girl quilts has three main fabrics, binding and backing in a fourth fabric.

Here is the tutorial and pattern for this quilt.

img_1768

 

My second quilt was for a baby boy and I chose a fat quarter pack from Lincraft and got matching backing and binding fabric.

img_1935

This is the quilt pattern I used for this quilt.

I have really enjoyed making quilts. But I quickly realize that there is so much to improve upon as not always the squares match up. Won’t stop me from making more of these beautiful bundles in all possible colors.

Have a great crafty weekend.

Advertisements
Crocheted items

Hexagon Crochet blanket No. 2

Last couple of weeks was spent working on this custom order for little baby ‘L’. The customer requested two shades of yellow with personalized crocheted letter.

IMG_0514

Pattern for this blanket: hexagon blanket pattern, for half hexagon.

Previous blankets: Fall colors.

IMG_0513

Materials:

Caron simply soft Lemonade and sunshine

Crochet hook US size G

Finished dimensions: 36X50”

IMG_0511

This blanket is off to its recipient. If you like this blanket and would like one in different colors or size visit my etsy store for more details.

Have a great weekend everyone!

 

Crocheted items

Starburst Hexagon blanket no. 5

Hope you are having a great weekend. As I get ready for my first craft fair, and stock up my inventory, I finished which I think might be the last one before the fair next week. This is the same pattern as my usual starburst hexagon blanket except I actually followed the pattern (just kidding. For the most part. I used a different joining technique). Now that I think about this I have probably never really followed a pattern to the T.

Anyway, Here is the free pattern for the starburst hexagon blanket.

IMG_0480

I used a random granny square generator to get the random color distribution for the four colors. I love this tool to create a random look.

Then used the join as you go technique I described in an earlier blog post to get the twisted look at the joining edge.

IMG_0481

Materials:

Caron simply soft yarn in the colors:

White, soft pink, watermelon, and limelight.

IMG_0483

Finished dimensions: 21” X 29”

IMG_0484

This blanket is now available on etsy.

Hope you have a great weekend.

Crocheted items, Knitting projects

Knitted Chevron Blanket No. 7

I have been working on getting some new Blanket colors combinations this past month.

I absolutely adore this pattern. It is a quick knit, free pattern. most color combinations go with this. I love the gradients and contrast for this one.

IMG_0466

Materials:

Carons simply soft yarn

White, orchid, grape, Purple, and Robin’s Egg.

IMG_0470

Finished dimensions: 24×30″

Edging: I crocheted one round of double crochet and one round of scalloped edging for this.

IMG_0467IMG_0469

This blanket is now available on etsy. Have a great week everyone!

Knitting projects

Swirl Hat Mania!

I am a craft fair coming up in November. This is my first craft fair. I am really excited to see how this goes. So I am making a bunch of baby hats that are themed differently.

This patter is super simple and knits up quickly. It is a free pattern available on ravelry. I basically made it in all different yarn colors available and used US size 7 circular needles and double pointed needles for these hats.

the finished size of these hats was 14” around and 6” high.

Rainbow colors – (the title has  etsy links for these)

IMG_0299

Fall collection

IMG_0457

Holiday collection

Photo Oct 16, 8 06 26 PM

Neon Collection

Photo Sep 19, 1 35 41 PM

All colors together

IMG_0463

Here are the colors I used:

Caron simply soft yarn

Top row (L-R) – Pagoda, Cool green, Chartreuse, Limelight, Robin’s Egg

Middle Row – Taupe, Autumn red, Harvest red, pumpkin, mango, lemonade.

bottom row – watermelon, strawberry, soft pink, neon pink, neon coral, neon orange, neon yellow.

Have a great colorful weekend!