It's a finished Whisper. I used Malabrigo Laceweight, maybe 3/4 of a ball (which consisted of 990 yds).
Monday, April 27, 2009
Saturday consisted of a bit of this but a lot more of sitting, knitting, chatting, relaxing. A bunch of us met up at Rowan's for a finishing party. I was able to start and finish a pair of slippers for Sadie Jane that day. I also got some great photos of my finished quilts, photos to follow.
I made this in March 08 and left it with Lois to have it quilted. As soon as she got her new machine, she quilted it and sent it back to me. It has been waiting for over 8 months for me to do the binding. :) And since I was in a finishing mode 2 weekends ago, I got right on it! The backing is polar fleece.
I made this as a birthday gift for my Grandma. Okay, I actually I made it just because but it's taking me so long to finish it, it will be right on time for her birthday. :) I used Jacobean Garden fabrics from Connecting Threads. The quilting was done by Lois Sedgwick.
Made for James Randall Frame, my cousin's new little baby boy. The back is a brown flannel. I had a lot of firsts on this quilt: first handmade binding, first quilt with free motion quilting. Okay, two firsts! I am very very pleased with how this turned out!
Saturday, April 11, 2009
I used a metallic pleather for this bag before I attempted to try it with real leather. I had some issues. I have never had to sew around D-rings, sew this type of material. I used 44" for the strap instead to make it longer. One thing I did note is that the instructions do not tell you to sew the 13" or 14" side when you are sewing the two outside sides together.
I don't love this bag right now. I think I might prefer it in a much flopper material. Probably a soft leather would be nice. :) Also, I think it's a tad too big. But it certainly was a learning lesson!