Saturday, October 14, 2017

"Woodland" Geo Gems quilt

I recently offered to test a new "Geo Gems" quilt pattern for Emily Dennis as I knew that I had some colourful prints to use in the quilt.
These cute "Woodland" fabrics are by the Australian designer Kat Kalindi, and were just perfect for a baby quilt.
The Geo Gems pattern includes sizes for Crib, Throw and Queen sized quilts and I chose to make the Crib size which finished at 45" square.

The pattern called for 5 FQ as well as 9 solids so I chose a few coordinating solids to go with the prints.

The blocks were very easy to sew and are great for showing off printed fabrics.
For the quilting I used the serpentine stitch along the main seams which has left the quilt feeling nice and soft.
And the backing is a blue check which went well with the shades of blue on the front.
The Geo Gems pattern is now available at Emilys "Quilty Love" website.
This was on my FAL Q4 list for this year so linking up with the 2017 FAL team.

Kirsten.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Proposed list of finishes for Q4!

Although it is quite busy this time of year, I am still hoping to get quite a few projects done by the end of this quarter!
1. AMH Painted Portrait blouse: using some beautiful AMH feathers fabric to make a summery blouse.
2. Crochet Christmas bunting: using some sparkly yarn to crochet some Christmas decor using the Granny Bunting Triangles pattern by Lucy @ Attic 24.
3. Flannel fox quilt: I used the 2x4 tutorial by Ashley @ Film in the Fridge to make these blocks into a baby sized quilt.
4. GeoGems quilt: testing a new pattern by Emily Dennis from Quilty Love - blocks made so just needs quilting and binding....
5.Legendary Tree pillow: I had a spare block leftover from the Legendary quilt so am going to make a matching pillow to go with the quilt.
6. Nessie quilt: can't wait to make this cute quilt using the pattern by Elizabeth Hartman 
7. Raggy flannel quilt: using some pretty pinks and greys for a cuddly quilt.
8. Rainbow crochet baby blanket: a friend has asked me to make a rainbow ripple blanket for her first grandchild...
9. Scrappy Trip along quilt: I have the 12 blocks made for the quilt already and just needs to be finished.
10. Star Bright baby quilt - using the Star Bright pattern by Kate Blakesley @ Swim Bike quilt: quilt top is made so just needs quilting and binding.
11. Swiss mint quilt: Using the Swiss pattern by Thimbleblossoms along with some pretty teal/minty fabrics...
12. Tula Pink Butterfly quilt:This sew-along is hosted by Angie (Gnome Angel)and Nicole (Snips Snippets)- I have all of the blocks made and just need to sew them into the sections....
13. Tula Pink - Hurray for Hexies EPP quilt: this will be a perfect project to sew over summer...
14. Tula Pink Sugar skulls pillow: needs to be done in time for Halloween... 
15. Virus shawl: This is a crochet pattern I have wanted to try for a while now - I have already used 2 balls of Bouvardia yarn but may need at least one more....
Linking up my FAL Q4 list with the 2017 FAL team here.
Kirsten.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Finishes for Q3 FAL

As I plan my list for the 4th quarter, I thought I would go back and look through my Q3 list - only 5/12 finishes this quarter so a few of these will move onto my Q4 list.
1. Star bright baby quilt - Star Bright pattern by Kate Blakesley @ Swim Bike quilt: quilt top is made....
 2. Forever Friends plus quilt - using the Plus quilt by Kelly at Jeliquilts: no progress.
3. Melba Swoon - done.
4. Matilda swoon -done.
5.Underwater quilt: no progress.
6.Legendary quilt: done!
7. Tula Pink Butterfly quilt: Joining in another sew-along hosted by Angie (Gnome Angel)and Nicole (Snips Snippets): all of my blocks are made but need to sew it all together!!
9.Cloud 9 Foxglove baby quilt: no progress.
10. Swiss quilt: using some pretty minty/teal shades- no progress...
11. Crochet granny shawl: done!
12. Blocks for the Summer Trip around the world sew-along hosted by #myteaandbrie on IG  - have made some progress on the blocks.
Kirsten.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Caron Cakes Granny Shawl

One of the crochet projects I finished over our very mild winter was a triangle scarf using this pattern.
The scarf/shawl is made using simple treble crochet in sets of three to make granny clusters - the pattern also has arm holes made so that it can be warn like a vest.
It was quite easy to do and it took 2 of the Caron Cakes in the "Cake Pop" colourway to make this. 
Unfortunately, my usual model (daughter) has recently had her appendix out so I was unable to take some photos of her wearing the shawl.
So I resorted to using a dressmaker form for the photos and it actually matched the colours in the shawlquite well.
This was on my FAL Q3 list for this year so linking up with the 2017 FAL team.
Kirsten.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Coastal Ripple Crochet Blanket

I started this crochet blanket quite some time ago now in an effort to use up some of my leftover yarn from other projects. 
The pattern is the Neat Ripple blanket by Lucy at Attic 24 which is one I have used a few times before.
To give it a beachy vibe, I mainly used shades of blue and green along with a few neutrals as I loved the colours in Lucy's original Coast Ripple blanket.
It was very hot and windy at the beach today and we even saw a few whales out in the ocean whilst having lunch.
And I found a convenient branch to hang it off to keep off the sand:)
Although through I have used a mix of different 8 ply yarns, the ripples look fairly even. 
There are about 70 rows of stripes in the blanket which makes it large enough to go on a double (twin) bed.
This was on my FAL Q3 list for this year so linking up with the 2017 FAL team.
Kirsten.