Friday, July 3, 2015

FO Friday - 7/3/2015

I cannot believe that I've already posted pictures of my latest FO all OVER the interwebs and almost forgot to post them here!!! Where's my head?

Here's the table runner I made for the June Camp Loopy fabric challenge:

Pattern: I Spy an African Beach (my own design)
Fabric: Moda Sun Drenched Batiks in Leaf, Sky and Gold, Moda Dreamcatcher Batiks in Ocean, and Timeless Treasures Tonga Batiks in Lime and Turquoise.

Here's the inspiration picture:

Comments: I had originally purchased the  lime for the backing and the turquoise for the binding. This project had no outline - I made each decision as I came to each step. 

After I put the pinwheel blocks together, I decided I should add sashing and I liked the lime; so, I used some of that. 

Then, I decided to make a border and wanted to make it with diagonal strips with the other fabrics, but added some of the turquoise for that.

There was one fabric that I didn't use anywhere else; so, I made the binding with that.

I made a scrappy backing since I robbed some of the lime for the front.

I quilted by stitching in the ditch.

What I learned: I made my own binding! I have quilted very small projects in the past. I even have a wall hanging that has been a WIP for the last twenty years. (You read that right.)  I have machine pieced it and am about hallway done with the hand quilting. the past, I've used purchased binding; so, now I feel really smart that I can make my own. :)

MK out.


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

WIP Wednesday - 7/1/2015

Today is the first day of new month in Camp Loopy. I started my yarn project this morning.

I did the blue part when I woke up and the rest of it at the hair salon.

I think this project may go quickly...

MK out.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

(Re)Start Something Sunday - 6/28/2015

The Penny Candy Tee was originally going to be my striped project for Loopy Academy this spring, but I just wasn't feeling it; so, I put the sweater aside and did that stripey scarf instead. 

Since April when it was put in time out, it's been sitting in the back of my head taunting me.  I pulled it out of the closet after lunch and restarted it. Plus, I did a little gauge swatching with the striped part.

I'm so glad I didn't rip out that I-cord cast on...just sayin.'

MK out.

Friday, June 26, 2015

FO Friday - 6/26/2015

Camp Loopy yarn project one is done! OK - y'all already knew that...

Pattern: Nurmilintu by Heidi Alander.
Yarn:  Baah! La Jolla in Flamingo Pink.
Thoughts: The yarn is very nice. I try to use yarn I've never used before in these TLE (The Loopy Ewe) challenges and I will likely use this one again. I really liked the pattern too.

Now to finish quilting my Camp Loopy fabric project...

MK out.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

WIP Wdnesday - 6/24/2015

I finished the Camp Loopy yarn project. It is all blocked, has been photographed and has been uploaded to The Loopy Ewe website. No peeking until Friday for you...

The fabric project is still in progress:

After the border is all attached, I'll figure out how to quilt this thing.

I am also working on donations for the artisans booth, although I have a little time until November. 

I needed a little instant gratification and these projects are fitting the bill.

MK out.

Friday, June 19, 2015

FO Friday - 6/19/2015

I finished my Camp Loopy June Yarn Project!!!

I thought I wasn't going to have enough yarn to finish.

I did have some leftover sock yarn that was a close enough match to finish the bind off if I needed it, but was very happy that I didn't.

The scarf is currently taking a bath, after which I will block it and take better pictures.  Check back!

MK out.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

WIP Wednesday - 6/17/2015

I've had company; so, not much knitting. I just sat down after a long day and I have a few minutes to assess the Camp Loopy situation.

I've got four rows and the bind off left and I'm playing yarn chicken.

Hope I win.

MK out.