Saturday, April 18, 2009

stitched and spun

while harper napped...

mama sewed! i made this little patchwork bib for a blessing shower i attended this afternoon. it was my first time playing with free motion quilting. the verdict, i like it quite a lot. the random pattern it creates is right up my alley!

i also plyed that wool that i started spinning on easter sunday. now i am looking for the perfect scarf pattern for it. it is a heavy worsted and i have roughly 200 yards. any suggestions for me?


heather jane said...

I'm sure more experienced knitters can give you the perfect scarf pattern, but something open and lacy would be perfect for spring!

I love that bib, by the way. I have been wanting to do some free motion quilting for awhile now and I just haven't gotten to it yet. A small project like this would be perfect, though!

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

Love the bib and the yarn is a lovely colorway.My favorite scarf is the
There are some short spring scarfs on ravelry that are so cute.Hugs Darcy

Michelle said...

Very cute! (the sleeping baby and the bib!) ;0)

All of your beautiful sewing projects have inspired me to dust off my sewing machine. Other than Halloween costumes, I haven't sewed since I picked up knitting. My piles of fabric are calling me now!

I love the colorway on that yarn you spun, too! I wish my handspun was that nice and even. Mine still needs some work!

Val in the Rose Garden said...

Beautiful! And the yarn is nice too. ;)

A really open patterning would be great for spring. I don't knit... but that would be really pretty with your yarn.


Lovely Little Lovelies said...

hot damn erika! that handspun is rad!

p.s. love the bib too

Hermione J. Schwartz said...

I found that free motion quilting is highly addictive. I pretty much want to quilt everything.

The wool you spun is gorgeous! It is hard for me to think about scarves when it is 80 degrees here today, but I agree that it should be loopy and open so you can wear it on chilly spring evenings.


kraftykash said...

Love the turned out great! The yarn looks great. Have you ever done a potato chip scarf? Im making one with a polyester/cotton blend, but Im sure it would work with wool. Let me know if you need directions.