I finished my Carpenter Star quilt with simple quilting and an equally simple backing. This quilt is made up of 100 squares, I made the half square triangles with 8" squares. I love it.
I finished my colorful pinwheel quilt and did simple quilting with a pretty lavender back and binding.
I also made a a third string quilt which I offered for sale to my two older brothers. The oldest brother bought it and loves it. I make 10" string blocks using full size paper towels which finish at 9.5" and I make the quilt 7 blocks by 7 rows. They make great size lap quilts.
I found a Youtube video on how to knit fingerless mitts and I made a pair for myself and for my daughter out of acrylic yarn. Love these.
I bought myself some pom pom makers and I had to crochet a hat to try them out.
I used my embroidery machine and made some embroidered hanging dishtowels for my brothers for St. Patrick's Day. I wanted to remind them of our Mom who was 100% Irish and she loved St. Patrick's Day.
I just recently finished this basket weave quilt. I took the pattern from this website. I counted how many squares the blogger used of each color and I cut 6" squares of three different colors of fabric and put mine together. Love this quilt.
I made a country floral quilt that I absolutely love. I bought 49 - 10" floral squares from an eBay seller, put them together and had a quilt top in no time. I backed it with some simple floral fabric and did my usual grid and diagonal quilting.
I made another scrappy top using 3" squares of fabric and I backed it with a fun zebra print. Love this quilt as well.
I've been wanting a spool pin doily for all of my sewing machines and I couldn't find any for sale so I made up my own pattern. It took me three tries to find something really nice to make them with. I tried yarn and number 10 crochet thread, but the yarn was too thick and the crochet thread was too thin. I settled on embroidery thread. I had a ton of of it and this was a good way to use it up. I ended up crocheting a lot of these little doilies, it turned into a little obsession. I did give some away but I still have a bunch that I want to use for a pillow cover. Here is how I make my doilies.
I used six strands of embroidery floss with a size 1 (2.35 mm) steel crochet hook.
Round 1: Chain 4, join with a slip stitch to the first chain to make a ring.
Round 2: Chain 3 (counts as a double crochet) and make 11 double crochets in the ring for a total of 12 stitches, join with a slip stitch to the third chain in the beginning chain 3.
Round 3: Chain 1, make a single crochet in the first stitch, chain 3 and single crochet in the same stitch(these are picot stitches), make a single crochet in the next stitch, chain 3 and single crochet in the same stitch, do this in each of the 12 stitches around, join with a slip stitch to the beginning
Round 4: (Another round of picot stitches) Chain 1, make a single crochet in the first chain 3 space, chain 3 and single crochet in the chain 3 space, make a single crochet in the next chain 3 space, chain 3 and single crochet in the same chain 3 space, do this in each of the 12 chain 3 spaces around, join with a slip stitch to the beginning chain 1, cut yarn and weave in ends.
Each doily takes about 15 minutes to make. I also made up some two and three color versions as well that were fun to do.
I knitted a tea pot cozy for the tea pot I keep on my stove top. Color stranded knitting is new to me and I had a good time trying this out. The curly q decorations are crocheted.
I crocheted a shawl using the free Frosted Layer Cake pattern. Here is a link to the YouTube video on how to do it. Youtube video on how to make frosted layer cake shawl. It was a fun pattern and so simple.
I'm currently working on making a new Irish Chain quilt to replace this one that I recently gave away to a friend. I can't make it exactly because the fabric is no longer available, but I'm making it similar.