Tuesday, December 1
Wednesday, September 30
The yarn is Organik (70% organic merino, 15% silk, 15% baby alpaca) and it was lovely to work with, also had a nice heathery color tone, which I love.
The pattern was from a book, The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns, purchased at Purl in Soho New York and avail online: http://www.purlsoho.com/purl/products/item/305. I have used this book many, many times and would highly recommend it as it allows you to use any type of yarn you like. It feels like the step before creating your own patterns and has helped me to understand better how a pattern works.
Wednesday, July 8
Here is a little pincushion I made, my first attempt at Cathedral Window quilting. It is a time consuming process, but worth the effort for smaller projects. I have aspirations to make a white silk pillow with purple, blue & white hand dyed, almost a tie dye style, fabric "windows".
I used the book Cathedral Window Quilts: The Classic Folded Technique and a Wealth of Variations. It's well written and easy to follow. The difficulty comes from the complexity of the process, but the author has done a great job simplifying it and including step-by-step illustrations. The author is a true artist and has explored, and I believe, invented a number of variations on this technique, so there are several other great quilt patterns included. The book is available on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Cathedral-Window-Quilts-Technique-Variations/dp/0715327135/ref=pd_sim_b_1
Tuesday, July 7
Thursday, June 25
My inspiration was this antique quilt. I think the small pieces made it incredibly soft and cozy.