I did not get too terribly distracted this weekend and stayed focused on the postage stamp quilt. I'm getting so close now that I'm going to have to start thinking of a name.
Look, you can see the end! You can also see all the chalk that I drew all over this quilt. No worries, this one will get a good soaking when it's done. I made this before I knew how to handle bleeding fabric.
The yellow line marks the last row that I quilted. I thought I might finish it yesterday but football started so I had to come upstairs to watch games and iron.
I also made this hat yesterday. When we had lunch with my cousin recently she mentioned that she walks in the morning so I decided to make a hat for her. The pattern is a combination of a couple of BagODay patterns (Youtube). I'm including the basic pattern for myself. I don't expect anyone else to understand it.
Starting with 12 DC in a magic ring or chain loop
Round 2: 2 DC in ever stitch (24 DC)
Round 3: 1 DC in 1st stitch, 2 DC in next stitch, repeat (36 sts)
Round 4: 1 DC, 1 DC, 2DC (48 stis)
Round 5: 1DC, 1DC, 1DC, 2DC (60 sts)
Round 6: 1 DC in every stitch
Round 7: 1SC, 1DC, alternating all around
Round 8: 1 DC in the previous SC, 1SC in previous DC
Repeat 7 & 8 for 9 rows
Next round DC in every stitch
FPDC, BPDC in alternating stitches for 2 rows to make a rib
FBSC, BPSC in alternating stitches for the last row.
The skein of yarn was 115 yards and I had only a few yards left over. Perfect. The hat fits me really well so I might make one for myself.
I know that this hat doesn't look particularly impressive in the first photo but look what happens when light hits it! My cousin walks in the morning when it's dark so I thought a hat made of reflective yarn would be cool to have. It's Lion Brand Basic Stitch Reflective. I don't think it's available anymore but I'm sure someone has a reflective yarn.
(Yes, there is a little spot at the top that doesn't have the reflective fiber around it. )
This week I will get the quilting on the postage stamp quilt done!
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.