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1  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: quilt for my brother's wedding on: October 30, 2005 05:04:41 AM
Thanks, everyone!  It was a lot of fun to make.  I am already eagerly plotting my next quilt (although I think it will have to wait a while - I've got a big backlog of knitting). 

Any other quilting knitters (or knitting quilters out there)?  I love what you can do with colors in quilting (but I'd never wear something so contrasty - I'm more of a monochrome kind of dresser).  With knitting, I get to make projects that I'll wear, it's portable, and it's more social (hard to chat while hunched over a sewing machine!).
2  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / quilt for my brother's wedding on: October 27, 2005 02:59:39 PM
My brother got married this fall (yay!)  I made this quilt as a wedding present.  I was inspired by Denyse Schmidt's amazing design called Run and Fall http://www.dsquilts.com/runandfall.html.  I wanted the design to evoke coming together (hence the converging lines), growing (I used green and yellows to suggest a vine, or a bunch of flowers), and home (the design suggests an urban skyline - they live in NYC).  I hand-stitched the applique and then machine quilted the whole thing in zig-zagging lines - it took about two months from start to finish (although the design process took a little longer).

3  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: quilt for a wedding present on: September 25, 2005 07:09:56 AM
Thanks, everyone!  It's so fun to share my work and see what others are working on, too.  Yes, this is a courthouse steps pattern.  I was inspired (again) by my quilting hero, Kaffe Fassett - you can see how he interpreted this design in his book Glorious Patchwork.
4  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / quilt for a wedding present on: September 24, 2005 03:01:24 PM
here's a quilt that a good friend and i made for another dear friend's wedding.  it was so much fun to make!

5  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / kaffe fassett-inspired snowball quilt on: September 24, 2005 02:56:55 PM
Here's a quilt I made last winter for my sister.   It was inspired by one of Kaffe Fassett's designs and uses his fabrics (which are so great)!  It was my first handquilting project - phew!

6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: how would i make this turtleneck? (would i need a knitting machine?) on: July 05, 2005 11:02:25 AM
You could probably use Kid Silk Haze Mohair on a slightly larger needle to get that see through look.
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: reading & knitting on: February 12, 2005 02:48:57 PM
i am definitely a craftster-multitasker.  i taught myself to read and knit in college (i even experimented with driving and knitting...let's blame that bad idea on youth).  i heard once that irish women used to have an S-shaped hook (which would hook into the sweater you are wearing, with the ball dangling on your chest) so they could knit while moving about now i've taking up quilting and am watching lots of fluffy teen movies and heavy political documentaries while i sew.
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: i heart hats! on: January 18, 2005 04:41:19 PM
i knit the flower petals separately and sewed them on.  cute, no?!
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / i heart hats! on: January 17, 2005 10:42:55 AM

I based this one on the basic knitted hat formula from Mielke's Farm: www.mielkesfarm.com/bsic_hat.htm.

This one is an adaptation of the devil hat at www.kittyville.com/knit/adult_devil_hat.html.  I get stopped on the street all the time when I wear this hat!

This is a child's version of a pattern for a felted, striped cloche: http://www.yarnia.com/piupstfewoha4.html.  I've made it for adults, too, and it's a fast, fun pattern.
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