Thursday, August 17, 2017

The Quilt With No Name

I finished this quilt a couple of weeks ago but still don't know what to call it.
The working name was 'The Blue HST Quilt' but this is a bit boring. Though, it decripes exactly what it is. It's mostly blue and it's made entirely with HSTs (half square triangles). I used fabric from various charm packs and also some I cut from my stash. Each block is made from four identical HSTs, all pointing in the same direction.
It's a decent sized quilt, about 140 x 160cm.
Quilting is simple straight lines with my walking foot, left and right of the block connecting seams. Backing is pretty much what I had left from the Bookshelf Quilt (a flanell duvet cover) and even the batting is left overs from the last three quilts I've made.
It doesn't have a home yet, so it may stay with me. Or maybe not ...

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Hello Dolly

Say hello to my new roommate, Isolde.
Isolde's job is going to be to help my sew clothing that actually fits me. Not an easy job, I'm sure, but she seems to be fair game.
Another part of her job is going to be to model some of the stuff I'm knitting (or have been knitting), as in this case the cardigan which I actually already finished back in March. The pattern is called Rocio by joji Locatelli (though there are some hefty modifications). I knitting the cardigan using various lace yarns from my stash held two together. Somehow I have a lot of different blue yarn sitting around, most of it too little to become something useful, so I decided to throw everything together and do this.
I'm quite happy with the result, though it's much too hot to wear right now.