Thursday, June 25

Koigu Knitted Baby Blanket

I adore making these baby blankets. I have made at least a half dozen of them. My favorite part is choosing the yarn color. The pattern is from Stitch 'n Bitch by Debbie Stroller. It's a great book, and my go to book for instructions as it has clear, cartoon-style illustrations of various stitches.

Turquoise Waters Quilt

This quilt was a fabric driven quilt. A few fabrics I'd been collecting called out to me, desirous of being made into a quilt. The pattern of partial log cabin blocks, blending together of one pattern into the next, was also fabric driven. It's hand quilted, which surprisingly didn't take that long. At the moment, I prefer hand quilting to the idea of stuffing a too large quilt under my sewing machine and manoeuvring it.

My inspiration came from the book Log Cabin. I love this simple, tiny book and constantly refer back to it. It does not contain any patterns but rather, a great number of variations of Log Cabin type squares, which allows for individual creativity. I particularily like how they show a multitude of arrangements and how the design shifts when the color is varied. It's available at Amazon:

WIP - Japanese Squared Quilt

This is another work in progress. I have been obsessively purchasing Olympus fabric packs from Purl Patchwork ( and City Quilter ( in Manhattan. The are packaged in such a way that you never know what gorgeous fabrics you're going to get. I feel like a little kid with a present. The squares are approx 3.5" and I used leftover wool coating to make a 1" sashing.

WIP - Grandma's Flower Garden quilt

This is very much a work in progress. I have been working on this quilt since April of 2007. It's nearly a throw size now, but I'm hoping for something closer to full size. I'm using lots of Liberty of London fabrics as it only requires a tiny amount of each fabric.

My inspiration was this antique quilt. I think the small pieces made it incredibly soft and cozy.

String Quilt

This is a string quilt made entirely from scraps! I was inspired by this string quilt: This was an incredibly fun quilt to make, also so satisfying to use up scraps!