Sewing ventures

Trellis loving and flamingoes

Last couple weeks have been crazy busy and not letting me as productive in ANC as I would like. I did get a chance to get some time to spend with these gorgeous fabrics.

Believe me when I say the photos do not do justice to the richness of the colors. These beauties are available on my madeit and etsy stores

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Please join us in reducing use of plastic and making the most use of reusable bags this week.

Have a great crafty weekend.

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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.

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

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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.

Crocheted items

Crochet Hearts Miniblanket

Here is my crochet Mini blanket. This is a small sized blanket which is good for baby shower gifts as a new born blankets and security blanket for toddlers.

This blanket pattern is one of my favorites and have made it a number of times before. I usually use a gradient of colors for this pattern in the background of white or off-white. Check out  some of the other blankets in this pattern here in pink and here in blue.

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Materials:

Caron simply soft yarn in orchid, grape, white.

Finished dimensions: 16X19”

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

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.

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Materials:

Carons simply soft yarn

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

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Finished dimensions: 24×30″

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

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

Knitting projects

Knitted stripes Baby blanket No. 3

Here is my latest knitted stripes baby blanket in gender neutral colors. I love these colors together with the mild green and the pop of purple.

I used the random stripe generator for this. I really like it as a tool to see how the colors go together. I frequently play around with it for color inspirations and to get a visual of the blanket.

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Here is the link to the pattern. I have made two such blankets earlier in yellow and grey and blue and red. I do really enjoy this pattern and with the updates in it, it looks even better. However, blocking is essential for this blanket to really show the stitches.

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Materials:

Caron simply soft yarn in the colors White, Soft Green, Sage, and Grape.

Circular needles

Finished dimensions: 25X35”

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I did not add a separate edging other than the 6 stitch garter as border.

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This blanket is now available on etsy.

Share what you have been working on. Have an awesome week.