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!♥︎
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