cotton and steel star quilt

Processed with VSCOcam with e8 presetI finished this larger than life quilt last spring.

It was a commission project and it tested the limits of my small house.  By the time I stitched the last border on I couldn’t lay it flat on the floor anymore.  Needless to say, it was quilted on a long arm.

star quilt quilting detailI love the swoopy spiral quilting.

I used Jeni’s Giant Vintage Star Quilt tutorial for the center and then added borders to bump it out to a king size.  The eight small corner blocks in the borders were foundation pieced.  I used a half size version of Faith’s Summer Sampler Star tutorial.  The front is a mix of cotton + steel fabrics and a super girly pink was requested for the back.

star quilt back

I don’t know that it can really get much more girly pink than that!

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lost time

I miss this space.  I really do.  It’s difficult to make it a priority but at the same time regret not capturing so many moments and projects over the past couple of years.

black knit hat

I finished a hat last week.  The pattern is the simple pleasures hat from purl soho knit with blue sky alpaca royal in antique black.  It is the softest yarn with which I have ever worked.  After I finished it, I thought it would be fun to look back on all of my knitting projects I have done over the years.  Only to realize I hadn’t photographed most of them, let alone posted most of the recent ones.

In October, I made a pair of color block mittens for a friend’s birthday.

color block mittens

I lost my favorite black and white striped mittens last spring so I made myself a new set of mittens in purples and greys.  I adapted a glove pattern to make these.

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I made a couple of hats for myself and for lulu this past fall.  One of lulu’s has already gone through the washer and dryer and on to the trash.  The other was a replacement yarnster since her first stretched to the point it didn’t fit anymore.

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snow dye fabric in the shop

It’s always a challenge for me to get back in the groove once school starts up and I have more time to call my own.  There are so many things that I want to get done, but I can’t do them all at once despite my best efforts to do so.

I did manage to fit some snow dyeing into my schedule this weekend.  They are filled with shades of blue and hints of brown with some yellow tossed in for good measure.

blue snow dye panel

I have listed some one yard cuts in the shop.  They could be cut up to make totes or used for quilting.  They would make for a great background for a haptic lab constellation quilt too.

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I also cut up and put together some bundles of smaller cuts of fabrics for the shop too.  I’m hoping everyone enjoys sewing with these fabrics as much as I do.  Fingers crossed I will get caught up on my to do list so I can work on my to sew list!

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