Saturday, October 13, 2018

Goals for Q4 Finish-A-Long!

For this last quarter of 2018, I am rolling over some unfinished projects from last quarter as well as a few new projects...

1. Zuma block: I used this vibrant new Tula Pink fabric to make a Swoon 16 block which I plan to make into a pillow to go with the Zuma Anchor quilt (see #5).
2. Infinity scarf: another crochet corner-to-corner scarf for a friend using this lovely Hue yarn.
3. Plus Squared quilt: using the pattern by Emily Dennis with these beautiful Aussie native fabrics by Jocelyn Proust - I have already made some of these blocks.
4. Chunky Crochet Cowl - using Lionbrand Woolease Thick and Quick yarn in Lemongrass.
5. Anchors Aweigh quilt: this is a Tula Pink pattern that I have always wanted to make and now I can sew it with the new Zuma range of fabrics.
6. White crochet C2C blanket for a baby girl.
7. Skipping Stones Quilt: using the pattern by Cindi McCracken for a quilt for my brothers birthday later this year.
8. Acadia corner-to- corner (C2C) blanket: I have quite a few balls of this Heartland yarn so hope to make a nice throw blanket for the bed.

9. Oh Deer baby quilt: a remake of the navy and orange baby boy quilt I made last year using the scrappy tripalong method of piecing.
10. Tula Pink - Hurray for Hexies EPP quilt: I have sewn most of the hexies in sets so now need to join them all together....
 11. Star bright baby quilt : the top is made - just needs quilting and binding.
12. Flannel baby quilt: blocks are made but I still need to finish off the flannel baby quilt.
Linking up my Q4 list with the Finish-a-long team here.
Kirsten.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Minty baby blanket

A friend of mine is expecting her first baby but hasn't found out if she is having a boy or girl yet, so I decided to make her a baby blanket in a lovely mint green (which it seems is quite a tricky colour to photgraph!). 
I used my favourite crochet stitch, corner-to-corner (C2C) to do the blanket and I really like how it turned out.
I used a tutorial by Em's Fiber Arts to do a little border around the blanket which is just the right size for using in a car seat or pram.
This project was on my Q3 FAL list for this year so linking up with the 2018 FAL team.
Kirsten.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Landscapes "Skyline" infinity scarf

A friend from Canada recently had twin boys (the quilts I made for them are here) but I wanted to make a special gift for the new mum also.
I have made a few of these infinity scarves lately and decided to make one for Jo as she will be able to wear it during the cold winters in Canada.
The pattern is a corner-to-corner crochet (C2C) which looks lovely with these variegated yarns.
This was on my Q3 FAL list for this year so linking up with the 2018 FAL team.
Kirsten.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Flannel baby quilt

A friend from work is expecting her first grandbaby soon, so I wanted to make a gift for the new baby.
When they found out she was having a daughter, I chose some flannel fabrics in soft pastel shaded for the quilt.
The fabrics were cut into 20 cm (8") squares then arranged into rows to make the quilt.
Then just did some diagonal quilting through each of the squares to keep it nice and soft.
The backing is also a flannel in a cute pink bunny print which matched the binding perfectly.
Hoping little Maisy will enjoy her soft and cuddly new quilt.
This was on my Q3 FAL list for this year so linking up with the 2018 FAL team.
Kirsten.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

BQF 2018 - Tula ColorDive quilt

Welcome to the Fall edition of the Bloggers Quilt Festival hosted by Amy from AmysCreativeSide and thank you for stopping by.
Earlier this year I participated in a Tula Pink Charm Square swap and used them to make a Color Dive quilt using the pattern by Anna Maria Horner.
I needed quite a few charm squares so used all of those from the swap and cut the rest from my stash as well as slightly larger squares to make the HST. 
There are quite a few HST's needed for the pattern - it was my first time using a Bloc-loc ruler to trim the HST and it made it so much quicker!
There are prints from many of Tula Pinks fabric ranges as well as some of the new All Stars, Tent Stripes, Pom Pom dots, and solids. 
This quilt finished at 63 x 72" and it was quilt long arm quilted at my LQS, Rainbow Patchwork.
The blue backing is the same as I used for the "Love Cats" quilt that I made a few months ago and the quilt is bound in an aqua solid.
A huge thank you to Amy for hosting such a fun quilt festival - it is always so inspiring to see all of the quilts liked up! 
Thanks again for stopping by and I hope you enjoy visiting many of the other blogs during this week!
Kirsten.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Heartland "Redwood" infinty scarf

This "Redwood" Heartland yarn is such a beautiful shade of red and I really wanted to use it for an infinity scarf.
I found a pattern on Ravelry for a "V" stitch crochet scarf which was just perfect for this.
Because it is quite an open stitch, I was able to use the one skein to make the scarf long enough to wrap around twice.
This was on my Q3 FAL list for this year so linking up with the 2018 FAL team.
Kirsten.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Landscapes "Meadow" scarf.

It is my mums birthday this month and I wanted to make her something to go along with a nice pendant that I had already bought for her.
I used Lionbrand Landscapes yarn in the "Meadow" colourway to make this scarf using corner to corner (C2C) crochet.
This scarf only took one skein of yarn and the colours are just perfect for a lovely neckwarmer.
The pendant I also have for mum is one I purchased at the St Kilda markets when I went to Melbourne back in January for the Australian Open tennis.
It is by a local Victorian artist Sue James who does beautiful pottery art and I know mum will just love these Australian wildflowers.
This was on my Q3 FAL list for this year so linking up with the 2018 FAL team.
Kirsten.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Tula Pink ColorDive quilt

I recently participated in a Tula Pink Charm Square swap when I received the charms back, I knew that they would be perfect for a Color Dive quilt using a pattern by Anna Maria Horner.
I only swapped for a about a quarter of the charms I needed so cut the rest from my stash before organising them by colour ready for the quilt.
There are prints from many of Tula Pinks fabric ranges so far as well as some of the new All Stars, Tent Stripes, Pom Pom dots, and solids.
There are also quite a few HST's needed for the pattern - it was my first time using a Bloc-loc ruler to trim the HST and it made it so much quicker!
This quilt finished at 63 x 72" and it was quilt long arm quilted at my LQS, Rainbow Patchwork.
 
The blue backing is the same as I used for the "Love Cats" quilt that I made  a few months ago and the quilt is bound in an aqua solid..
We went down to the beach to take some photos - although it is still winter here in Australia, we have had some beautiful warm and sunny days.
This was on my Q3 FAL list for this year so linking up with the 2018 FAL team.
Kirsten.