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IMG_4181Alpaca my Wrap – This was a crochet-a-long for January.  Pattern is by Tamara Kelly, available on Ravelry.  It ended up about 16×80″ and will make someone a nice warm cozy scarf.  The yarn is King Cole Mirage (50% wool, 50% acrylic).

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The next 3 projects are felted.  I used the basic instructions HERE by Luscious Gracious for felting.  Really had fun with this.  You knit your items REALLY BIG and then shrink them up in a hot wash.  Fun, fun, fun.

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Not another brown Bag –  Pattern is by Knot Your Mamas, available on Ravelry.  Yarn is Malabrigo  Worsted.  I purchased it at The Yarnery in  St. Paul, Minnesota.  Color is Fitzgerald.  I love this yarn.  If you want to buy me a present – buy me this yarn!  😉  This will make a perfect bag to hold my next project – Mr. W’s 2nd pair of socks.

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Changeover Project BagPattern by Soft Rainbow Designs, available on Ravelry.  This bag is a little bigger and I’ll probably put an insert in the bottom to help it retain the shape.

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Felted BowlPattern by Ewe to You, available on Ravelry.

 

 

 

 

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Another finish from earlier this month – most likely the last one for 2015.

It’s my take on the Drunkard’s Path block.  I started with 3 or 4 layer cake blocks.  I made a random curved cut, put the top fabric to the bottom and sewed them back together.  Rinse and repeat 2-3 more times.  Then I squared them up to 6″ (see pictorial below).

I found a tutorial on the technique at The Quilting Edge.  I’ve been wanting to do a quilt like this for years so I’m glad I finally made time to do it.

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I quilted it with overlapping circles and pebbles.  It finished at about 36″x36″ and we have it draped over the piano for now.

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Another one finished for 2015!  My UFO list is nearly empty.  Oh sure, I have many projects planned and the supplies on hand – but as far as started projects – I’m getting down to the bottom of the project bin.  It feels fab-u-lous!

This is Gypsy Wife by Jen Kingwell.  I love her patterns.  It was a fun quilt to work on.  The piecing of all the blocks together was like doing a puzzle.  The strips follow through the blocks from bottom to top so you had to really be paying attention when piecing it.

This quilt was done as a BOM with my friend Kristi, her sister and friends.  We are all using different fabric palettes and they all are turning out so different but so gorgeous.  We posted our updates on a private Facebook page to encourage each other onward.

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I mostly used fabrics from previous quilts but did have to buy several cuts for the strips.  I also used some lovely fabrics that a friend sent me.  It’s a bit on the wild and wooly side, but it really makes me smile!  The colors certainly aren’t for everyone (Mr. W indicated that it wasn’t his favourite!).

I was torn when choosing what colors to use for my strips.  I had thought about using black & white, which would have been cool – but I’m glad I continued with the bright palette.

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The batting I used was Quilt Lite.  I’ve talked about this before – it’s a light weave fabric used as interfacing in suit coats.  For me, it’s the perfect weight for our climate and for my big stitch quilting.

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I loved doing the big stitch quilting on this and am always surprised at how quickly it goes.  Again, I used my favourite thread Finca Presencia pearl cotton size 12.  I actually had seven bright colors so just used them willynilly throughout the quilt.

One of my favourite quilt stores, Steph’s of Moruya, has asked if I’d let them hang this in their store for awhile so that’s where it will be for now.

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This 36×36 quilt started with flannel squares.  Then I whip stitched wool blobs onto each square using Superior Bottom Line thread.  My inspiration came from Kandinsky and various other quilt artists that I’ve seen over the years.

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I free motion quilted it in the pebble motif using my new Martelli hoop (which I love!).

Instead of binding, I used a facing technique from Terry Aske.  Why did I do facing instead of binding?  Since it’s a smaller size I may use it as wall art and I think the non-bound edge looks better when hung.  That’s just my personal opinion though (and it could change tomorrow!).  It does still need a sleeve attached but I couldn’t be bothered doing that just now.

I enjoy working with wool and am planning my next wool project.  I’m thinking Sue Spargo/Wendy Williams-type BOM.  Design my own BOM for 2016.  What are your 2016 quilt plans?

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Modified pattern called Fandango by Karen Griska.   All from the scrap bag.  LOVE string quilts.

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