Sunday, May 29, 2016
Two t shirt quilts I hand quilted with ties and made for my classmate. Toolkit me several months to make the top.. 30 blocks each of 16" squares. Both reached her sons when she gift them fit the Harvard MD graduation .. And her engineer son also received it. So blessed to have been part of their life stories.
Friday, April 29, 2016
One motif at a time the rhythm is soothing ...
After I assembled all the pieces together I carried it with me to weave in the loose ends and add the tassels during my wait time in the car waiting for my friend.
Sunday, January 3, 2016
The Bridal shawl in Hairpin lace with the beautiful bride. Here is the pattern of this shawl with broomstick lace edging .. Replace that with tassels.
I have used Bernat Baby yarn in Antique White. The results vary with the kind of yarn you would use. There are plenty of tutorials on YouTube on how to work the hairpin lace. Please follow that with the pattern. It is a process of crocheting shells with the help of a hairpin loom and then attaching them together as you go...
Try it with a left over yarn first with just six shells as sample to form a small v shape .. And once you get the feel of it go for the project. It has a beautiful rhythm in the weave and I enjoyed making it.
While joining the shells please use a table or lapdesk to lay the pieces as you join. This has helped me a lot, visually and increases the speed of joining too.