Posts Tagged ‘blanket’

Work in Progress Wednesday

WIP Wednesday.

I am excited to have a blog post for today. Woot.

I started this baby blanket 33 weeks ago. I checked. On Instagram. I stopped working on it probably just after that photo. That seems like something I would do.

Well now there is a reason to finish this baby blanket. Theres going to be a baby that needs it at some point!

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I started doing a color a night. Thats just about 10-15 rows and maybe an hour or so of work. Depending on if I am distracted or not. Usually I am easily distracted.

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I got the husband a Nintendo 3Ds. I call it a Game Boy. But there has been lots of Mario Cart going on. Easily distracted.

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The blanket is soft and bright. Made up of mystery yarn. Ive had this yarn in my stash for a long time. Years. I know it is the cheap stuff from Michaels. The stuff that you get when you are first starting to knit/ crochet. But I like it. And I like the blanket.

Lets just hope I stick with it and don’t stop after this post.

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Fox blanket

I saw a blanket like this sly guy and I thought I would love to make one too!

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I drew up my patterns using craft paper. I cut off the head and tail to make the pattern three parts.

I cut a top and bottom out of all the pieces. With this one I am using a white fabric with tiny white dots. Not a lot of detail so it shows all the screen printing.

 

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With all of my pieces cut out I was able to screen print them.

The face had the most layers. I had debated on making the eyes bigger but I decided to keep them small and gleeful. I think the rosy cheeks is just the cutest. IMG_2687

For the back I did a cross thatch of X’s for the hairs. On the bottom side of the fox is a tiny pink heart. I didn’t manage to get a picture of it. But the heart is there! And tiny! And pink!

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I added a layer of batting to the body and head but not the legs. I sewed the batting to the wrong side of the bottom fabric and then sewed the top and the bottom sandwich together. Right sides together. I left a gap for the head and tail. The gap is also for flipping the body out to the right sides.

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With the head gap I sewed the fox head into the body. I top stitched the ears onto the head and the body. I basically followed the lines of the head that I just sewed to sew the ears on. I wanted the ears to be able to stand up and I think this might be the best way.

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I stuffed my fox tail to make it more pillow like. Now little foxie has become a blanket with a tiny pillow!

This fox is 4 feet long including the tail. and 41 inches wide including the legs.

I have also listed lovie fox in my etsy store!

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Knitting before summer

My goal to use leftovers before buying new has moved to my yarn stash.

Gotta knit fast before the summer heat comes too.

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Not the finest quality yarn. Ive had it for somewhere around 6 years.

Its the cheap kind you buy at the big craft stores.

I dig the bright colors. And thats fine for me.

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I am loosely following the Purl Bees super easy crib blanket.

I am knitting about 15 rows before moving on to the next color. I plan to randomize the colors so it is not repeating.

Ill probably do two bright colors separated by white.

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Not sure about the length. We will see when I run out of yarn. 😉

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Valentines heart quilt

I hate this quilt.

It has been full of problems.

So I think I have good reasons to hate it.

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The one part I do like is the back. Its so simple and clean.

The pinks are not super outrageous.

Makes it look really nice and soft. So i guess thats saving it.

 

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The animals seem to like the quilt the most.

I think they like anything I make though. Biased. 🙂

Animal is the perfect helper.

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Richard Parker though, has it made. He cocoons himself into the quilt.

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At least he looks cute in it.

 

Stripes that bind

The stripiest baby quilt.

Quilt top.

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Ive never been good at planning the quilt bottom with the quilt top.

Heck, Ive never been good at planning stripes.

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I didn’t put too much thought into assembling the squares.

I tried not to have like pieces next to liked pieces.

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Over all I love it. Never thought I would like stripes so much. 🙂

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