Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Lots of Finishes!

I am concentrating on finishing some projects. A few of these have been in the works for a while, and I finally got them quilted and bound. Others are recent projects. Here goes:

1) Colorwash

This is a wall hanging that is 30" x 30". A while back I got a colorwash starter kit from Wanda over at Exuberant Color. She does amazingly gorgeous colorwash quilts like this, only much larger. She sent me a kit, and I added to it. I started making blocks and playing around with larger sizes, but I found it harder than I expected. I was kind of intimidated. So I decided to work on a smaller scale, and then I was more comfortable. I'm happy with how this turned out, although I quilted it myself and am not too impressed with the quilting. Luckily, that is not the most striking aspect to this quilt, so I don't think too many people will examine the quilting that closely.

2) A Quilt to Give Away

There are a zillion pregnant women at work these days, so I made a quilt which will be given away in a drawing. It is based on a design by Amanda Jean Nyberg in her book, "Sunday Morning Quilts."

3) A Where-Did-This-Come-From Quilt

Someone gave me most of these blocks. I don't know who or when. I finally decided to slap them together and put them to use. This quilt is going to Rosebud Reservation with three others, to be used in their layettes for newborns. I hope someone thinks it's "newborn-ish" enough.

4)A scarf for a Domestic Violence shelter

This is the coolest yarn! It has those larger, "bumpier" sections spun right into the yarn, and it comes up randomly as one knits along. I love the random look of this scarf and the varied colors in both the pinkish and the blueish bumps.

5) A hat for a homeless man

This is a project at Ravelry(dot)com. They are doing projects, one per month, for each state in the U.S. This project is hats for homeless men in Nebraska. They wanted washable yarn, so my choices were limited, as most of my yarn is wool. This is the only somewhat manly colors I had that are also washable. The hat fits my hubby, so I hope it'll work for some guy in Nebraska.


Exuberant Color said...

I love the colorwash! You did a great job with it. I agree there is too much to look at besides the quilting. I think we all struggle with liking our quilting when we first do it and then later it doesn't seem so bad.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I like all of the quilts. I haven't heard of the project for knitted caps a great idea!

Mary said...

Carol, your colorwash quilt is wonderful. I love the way you took Wanda's starter kit and adapted it to your own design.

Sheila said...

All your quilts are beautiful, especially your colorwash! Beautiful knitted items, too. So many worthy causes. You are very generous with your talents.

Muddling Through said...

What a great lot of beautiful accomplishments! I especially like your colorwash. I've never seen one done quite like that, and your quilting looks wonderful to me.

Quilter Kathy said...

Loved reading your post and seeing all these wonderful projects!