Friday, October 23, 2020

Baby Quilt, and Some Other Things

This week I finished quilting a baby quilt that my Mom and I made.

My Mom pieced the tiny thimbles, and I sewed on the borders and machine quilted it. It is a gift for a family member.


The quilt is 33"x42". 


I free motion quilted it with regular cotton sewing thread in the top and bobbin. It has a 80/20 Cotton/Poly batting, and a flannel backing.

Other recent sewing is that I made my first coat!

It is made from a camel coloured wool that I bought as a remnant from a fundraising sale at the Costume Museum of Canada ($30 for over 3m). I am just waiting for buttons to finish it up. It looks like another 'artisanal burlap sack', but that seems to be what I sew for myself.

The pattern is from this Japanese sewing book.
 
The pattern was for a much lighter fabric, and so I had to line mine (with lots of advice from my Mom!).
All the patterns in the book are very straightforward.

Since I don't seem to blog much anymore I have had a few more finishes, this time spinning and knitting.

I finished a pair of socks, made from some handspun Merino/Nylon.
I also spun up some merino that I dyed.
To make a 3 ply, about DK weight yarn.
I used it, along with a strand of mohair/silk to knit a hat.
The hat is so soft and warm. I added another section of increases to the pattern because I was like a beanie of my large head at first, and I wanted it to be a beret.

The hat is finished just in time for the snow-

Molly was amazed by the snow - I guess she doesn't remember last winter.

All the best!♥︎

5 comments:

PaintedThread said...

Look at that snow! Love the quilt. And that border quilting looks great! I need to work on my feathers. Love the socks, and the hat looks sooooo soft.

Stay warm!

Kathy S. said...

LOVE the tiny thimbles. The two inner boarders and the blue border really makes the quilt sing. Halleuah!

Shasta Matova said...

I love the tiny thimbles. It is a beautiful quilt, and I really like the backing fabric. Wow you have snow already! It is beautiful but you can keep it. You've been busy with the other projects too - I don't have the skill level to make clothing so I am doubly impressed that you made that coat.

Cheryll said...

Such tiny pieces in the lovely quilt... & the backing is perfect for it.
The socks look soooo comfy & your beret & other spun wool is gorgeous.
It's early for so much snow... but it looks magical.
Stay safe...xox

QuiltGranma said...

Beautiful work you are completing there! Aren't we all amazed by snow each year? It is either, "this is way too early!" or "Wow, this is fun!"

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