I started a triangle quilt on Quiltcation 2014 (Cape Cod vacation in August accompanied by sewing machines).
I decided to just cut the fabric with a regular ruler but I think it would have been easier to buy a triangle ruler with a blunt point. When I started sewing them together, it took me a bit to figure out how to line them up and my seam allowance had to be larger than normal to make it work. Sometimes quilting still baffles me.
I got some good progress while sewing with my friend, Leslie, in our cabin. Don't worry, we enjoyed the ocean and bike rides, too!
Back at home on the design wall. I cut so many triangles that I have enough to make another small throw. I should actually do that but I am not terribly motivated to make a second quilt that is exactly the same.
I got this crazy idea to quilt waves 1/2" apart after seeing some really nice wavy quilting on another blog. At first I tried to keep the waves really precise and uniform but it just wasn't happening and was time consuming so I started to intentionally vary some of the spacing between the waves. The quilting felt like it took a long time.
It sat completed for a while but unbound because in the fall, I switched into knitting mode.
It was finally completed at Christmas and then I had to wait for some decent weather to get an FO photo. I love how it turned out! Perfectly cheerful!
Saturday, April 04, 2015
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Sometimes you have to make the same thing twice. In this case, I really liked the sweater I had knit originally but it had some problems. After washing Miss BB 1.0, the sleeves grew immensely, the shoulders drooped and it was kind of floppy. Also, it turns out I don't look so good in pink! But I do look good in orange, which I would never have believed before my friend did my colors.
|Miss BB 1.0 circa 2010|
In my quest this past year to knit the perfect sweater (one that fits me), I decided to revisit this pattern. With Shirley Paden's Kniterwear Design Workshop in hand, some math, graph paper and my measurements, I tackled this again. There was a LOT of ripping and re-knitting to get the sizing right. I think it took me about 4 months to finish.
I narrowed the shoulders about an inch on each side, shortened the sleeves, narrowed the waist and raised the division between the waist and bust. I could really appreciate how challenging this must have been to design because switching stitch patterns and then accounting for that in gauge while doing bust increases was a bit tricky.
See my Ravelry page for more info.
|Miss BB 2.0 in chilly February 2015|
|Miss BB 2.0 from the back|