Friday, October 18, 2019

Q4 Finish-A-Long list 2019

This year is quickly drawing to an end but I still have a few projects that I would like to be done by the end of the year...
1.  Jungle Plus quilt- needs to be quilted.
 2. Wrapped in Jamie crochet - I am a little behind in these squares so I need to catch up over the next few weeks...
3.Coral Swiss quilt - most of the pieces are cut for this, now just to sew it all together.
4. A glittery purple dragonfly shawl - pattern by Maria Bittner on Ravelry.
 5. A Wildrose Market bag - Pattern by All about Ami. Using some Lionbrand 24/7 cotton by which is very nice to crochet with.


6.Madagascar baby quilt: using a few of the animals from the Spectacular Savanna quilt (Alex the lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the giraffe & Gloria the hippo).

7. Kartupo cotton Dragonfly scarf: using the Dragonfly bandana cowl pattern by Maria Bittner (Pattern Paradise) on Ravelry.
8. Tula Pink Hurray for Hexies quilt: most of the hexagons are now sewn together...
9. Charcoal C2C crochet blanket: another baby blanket this time in a gender neutral deep grey.

10. Another Wildrose Market bag - this time in a soft blue. 
Linking up my Q4 FAL 2019 list with the 2019 FAL team here.

Kirsten.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Dragonfly shawl

This dragonfly crochet shawl is such a lovely design as the dragonflies just seem to float amongst the crochet.
 The pattern is by Maria Bittner on Ravelry and is quite an easy one to do.
The colours in this yarn are so pretty and show off the dragonflies so well. 
This was on my Q3 FAL 2019 list so linking up with the 2019 FAL team.
Kirsten.

Wildrose backpack

A beautiful crochet pattern from All about Ami is the Wildrose backpack.
I have used a denim blue coloured Eco-cotton by Annette Eriksson for this backpack.
The Wildrose square features in the centre of this bag and it is a lovely design.
I also found my long lost "gemini-stitches" leather tags so was able to stitch one onto the finished backpack.
And when we were taking photos down by the river, I spotted a little koala up in the nearby gum tree.
This was on my Q3 FAL 2019 list so linking up with the 2019 FAL team.
Kirsten.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Wildrose Melon Market bag

Just in time for spring, I have finished crocheting the Wildrose market bag from All About Ami.
I chose to use some Caron cotton cakes in Blushing Melon which is a really pretty colour combination.
The pattern uses the same Wildrose granny square as in the Wildrose backpack so before long I had all 13 squares made.
I can see myself getting plenty of use from this cute bag as it is such a great size.
And perfect to use for a market bag or just as a fun beach bag...
This was on my Q3 FAL 2019 list so linking up with the 2019 FAL team.
Kirsten.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Spectacular Savanna quilt

This time last year we were on Safari so when I saw Elizabeth Hartmans "Spectacular Savanna" pattern, I knew that I wanted to make it as a reminder of our amazing African adventure.
I dug into my stash of Timeless Treasures "sketch" style fabrics to use as the feature print for each animal which was mainly for the ears.
And I also modified the original pattern slightly to make the quilt wider (90 x 73") so it goes across the bed.
Being so large, I had this long-arm quilted at my LQS Rainbow Patchwork in the Exotic Vine design which I think was just perfect for this quilt.
We were fortunate to actually see all of these animals whilst on Safari but the elephant was definitely my favourite. 
The backing is the Leaf in grey from Ellas backings which I also used in the Lion pillow for my mum. 
And most importantly, the quilt was kitty approved by Peach!
This was on my Q3 FAL 2019 list so linking up with the 2019 FAL team.
Kirsten.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

"Aslan" pillow

My mums birthday is in August and her starsign is Leo so I thought the Lion from the Spectacular Savanna quilt by Elizabeth Hartman would make a great gift for her.
The Spectacular Savanna pattern provides not only the main quilt pattern but lots of other options, including ideas for pillows or smaller quilts.
Elizabeth Hartman has used Essex linens in her pattern so although most of this lion is quilting cotton, I used some linen in flax for his nose and ears.
I quilted this pillow with a cross-hatch design which gives it is nice texture.
And the back of the pillow is the gum leaf print from one of Emma Jean Jansens wide-quilt backings which was left over from my "Fabled" quilt.
 
This was on my Q3 FAL 2019 list so linking up with the 2019 FAL team.
Kirsten.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Finish-a-long list for Q3

It is still winter here in Australia so quite a few crochet projects on my Q3 list along with some quilts:)
1. Spectacular Savanna quilt: quilt top has been sent off to the quilters so will just need to do the binding on this one.
2. Wildrose backpack:  Using some cotton in a lovely denim blue for this great pattern by AllaboutAmi
3. Swiss quilt: I am digging into my Bonnie & Camille stash to remake a quilt I made for a gift last year.
4. Heartland crochet blanket: I have used a couple of the balls of yarn but have quite a few to go...
5. Aslan pillow: Another project from the Spectacular Savanna pattern is a lion pillow for my mum's birthday as she is a Leo.
6. Wildrose crochet market bag: All about Ami has another wonderful bag pattern and I am using some pretty Caron Cotton cakes in the Blushing Melon colourway.
7. Madagascar baby quilt: using a few of the animals from the Spectacular Savanna quilt (Alex the lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the giraffe & Gloria the hippo).
8. Charcoal C2C crochet blanket: another baby blanket this time in a gender neutral deep grey.
9. Tula Pink Hurray for Hexies quilt: most of the hexagons are now sewn together...
10. Dragonfly scarf: using the Dragonfly bandana cowl pattern by Maria Bittner (Pattern Paradise) on Ravelry.
Linking up my Q3 FAL 2019 list with the 2019 FAL team here.
Kirsten.