Saturday, September 22, 2018

Autumn Sky Crocheted Scarf

Just in time for winter (ha-ha it's 85 degrees outside!) is this crocheted winter scarf. It finished at a hefty 10"x64", almost qualifying it as a shawl! I think it will look great with boots and jeans.

In 2012 I purchased 3 skeins of Yarn Bee Aurora Borealis Mustang Twist. I loved the variegated colors but had trouble deciding on a pattern, so I hoarded stored it. I recently reorganized and purged my yarns, selling many skeins on eBay and giving a few to Goodwill. Fortunately these 3 skeins did not sell, and after my success with another crochet project, I found a pattern that would showcase the puddles of rust in my favorite turquoise.

I employed a new-to-me "moss stitch", which is a series of simple single crochet followed by a chain stitch. This was an easy, mindless stitch, which enabled me to watch television while crocheting!

I can't wait for the first cool nights of autumn!

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Vintage Market Table Runner

This little table runner has been a "sandwich" on my design board for a couple of months, and this week I finally quilted and bound it.

It is a simple block pattern with a tiny border and complements my kitchen, which has my favorite combo of aqua with red touches.

The runner brightens our dark table and emphasizes the napkin holder my DIY hubby made for me.

The back is pieced with Tasha Noel fabrics.

I love the detail on this Vintage Market fabric!

Binding detail - I used a Christmas fabric!

Block and quilting detail. I quilted "in the ditch" and "organic" circles.

Now I want to plan fall and Christmas table runners in different styles!

Fabrics used:
  • Vintage Market by Tasha Noel for Riley Blake
  • Light aqua blue with white polka dot from Hobby Lobby
  • Freedom by Sweetwater for Moda
  • Grunge Hits the Spot in Eggshell
  • Gooseberry by Lella Boutique for Moda
  • Wing and a Prayer for Timeless Treasures (JT-C 5841) Red on Red Checks
  • Binding: Anne of Green Gables Christmas Dot Red

I am belatedly linking this post to Michelle's "Brag About Your Beauties"