Rainbow Strip and Flip Variation

Oct 23, 16 Rainbow Strip and Flip Variation

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A couple of years ago I bought a jelly roll of Kona Cotton Solids (from Robert Kaufman) online from Craftsy.  I had planned to use the jelly roll to make a Strip and Flip Quilt on Cluck Cluck Sew blog.  On Friday I got an unexpected call from work saying that I did not need to work.  Yay!  With nothing else planned for the day, I decided to sew this quilt top. The jelly roll came with 2 strips of 20 colours.  I decided to leave out 3 colours (black, white & cream) and sewed up each 17 colours together.  This gave me two halves to join together at the end.  Unfortunately I made a BIG mistake when I came to cut my quilt top halves to flip.  I was supposed to cut the quilt top halves into 8″, 5″ and 30″ width sections.  Because I folded each quilt top halves in half to square off, I accidentally cut 2 lots of 8″ width sections and 2 lots of 5 ” sections!!! To solve this mistake, I decided to cut more white strips and flip both 5″ width sections.  So instead of making a Strip and Flip quilt, I made a slight variation of it!       I kind of like it but I am now tempted to make another Strip and Flip quilt.  Time to go shopping for more jelly rolls :).   Quilt Top Details: Current size is 48″ x 66″ Pieced by me Jelly roll of Kona Cotton Solids (from Robert Kaufman)   I’ve decided to link up with Young Texan Mama’s Sew Cute Tuesday (25th October 2016)....

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Knitting away with OTSM

Sep 29, 16 Knitting away with OTSM

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Wow!  This 2 weeks Spring school holiday is going by too quickly!!!  I had so much planned and got hardly any done.  Oh well at least I am making progress on my On the Spice Market (OTSM) shawl.  Nearly up to Section 3 :).  ...

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Minecraft Creeper Quilt Completed

Jan 08, 15 Minecraft Creeper Quilt Completed

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Yay!  I finally completed the Minecraft Creeper quilt for my son who turned 13 years old recently.  I wanted something quick and easy to sew up so I made the Creeper quilt with large 7″ squares.  To make the quilt more rectangle in shape, I added 10″ dark grey border to the top and bottom of the quilt.  LOL I think I made it too big as it’s a little big for his single sized bed!  Plenty for him to wrap himself in, right :).   Below are some pics of the last stages of making this Creeper quilt.     Not sure why but the black fabric attracted all the fluff from the batting!!  Creeper quilt have since been washed, fluff brushed off and gifted to my son.  My son loves the quilt and started using it straight away :).   Quilt Details: Finished size is 70″ x 90″ Pieced and quilted by me Binding was done by sewing machine (binding sewn to back first then front of quilt)   Linking up with Sew Cute at Blossom Heart Quilts (6th Jan 2015) and TGIFF at Quilt Matters (9th Jan 2015)....

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Pretty In Oink Darling Little Peasant Top

Jul 11, 14 Pretty In Oink Darling Little Peasant Top

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I have been so busy that I have not knitted anything since my last post: Downton Cowl.  When Ashley asked for testers for her Darling Little Peasant Top pattern, I jumped at the chance to do some dolly knitting.  The pattern is easy to understand and quick to knit up.  I tested the 14″ size for our two 14″ Waldorf Inspired dolls.  Here are pics of our dolls modelling the peasant top. The peasant top is adorable on them both but fitted the 14″ Moonchild Dolls better.  It is a perfect fit on her and a looser fit for the Dragonfly’s Hollow.  I will have to knit some more for our other dolls :). The peasant top pattern is by Ashley Darling and can be purchased on Ravelry here.  The yarn is “Pretty In Oink” by Oint Pigment on 100% Superwash Merino Wool.   Linking up with Anything Goes Mondays at Stitch by Stitch (21st July...

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My Downton Cowl

Feb 02, 14 My Downton Cowl

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I have recently joined a small group of ladies on Facebook to do a Downton Abbey KAL (knit-along).  The aim is to knit something inspired by the TV Show Downton Abbey while watching the TV show. I have decided to knit this Downton Cowl by Shannon Cook with Madelinetosh Tosh DK Baroque Violet.  The yarn is so soft and the colourway is gorgeous!  Need to buy more Madelinetosh Tosh DK for my stash :).     This is my first serious attempt at lace knitting.  I dislike frogging/unpicking so to minimise that, I had placed a stitch marker at the end of each pattern repeat.  This has saved me a lot of time and heartache as all my mistakes were discovered really early.     My finished Downton Cowl!  Now to get some wool wash andblock it.  Not going to try it on yet as it’s Summer here at the moment but I can not wait until winter to use it.     I found the pattern very easy to follow and a joy to knit.  The cowl took me roughly 10 days to knit as I was only knitting it during long car rides.  Obviously I was not knitting and driving at the same time!  Now to find something else to keep my fingers busy :)....

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