Quilt completed – Finish-Along 2017

This was quilted and bound about a month ago but I did not get a chance to do a post on it until now.  It is a single size quilt.  Very muted colours as it is meant for a gentleman.  I quilted feathers on the stripes  It took me longer than I expected.

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The gentleman who received it was very happy and that is all that matters. 🙂

This was Goal #4 of my Q4 FAL for 2017.

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Wristlet Pouch – Finish Along 2017 and Bag It

This was a relatively easy project to complete but I procrastinated.  However I still managed to finish the pouch in time for Bag It and also met my goal (Goal #6) for Q4 Finish-Along 2017.

The front of the pouch

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The back of the pouch

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The inside of the pouch

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I added a store bought label on the lining.  I have been toying with the idea of purchasing customised labels, labels with my blog name, The Biasedge.  It is definitely easier to label my projects.  Well one of these days I might just go ahead and order some.

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I used bright red zipper as accent as the whole pouch looks kind of dull.  The pattern called for 10″ zipper but I happened to have a 8″ one so to lengthen the zipper I added a fabric tab at the end of the zipper.  If you look closely at the picture above where the zipper pull is, you will see that there is an extension of the zipper made of dark blue fabric after the zipper pull.  I feel that this makes the installation of the zipper neater.  I have also added interfacing to the strap thus making it stiffer.  If you are making a stiffer strap, do remember to change your sewing machine needle to a bigger size (I use size 18) or else the needle might break as it has to go through many layers.

Coincidentally, Mary of The Daily Sew shared views similar to mine regarding stiffening of the strap and adding fabric tab at the end of the zipper.  She did a pattern review of this wristlet pouch 2 years ago.

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1st Finish of Q4 FAL Goals

Goal #1 is completed.  I posted my completed Opal Sock Bunny on Instagram a few weeks ago.

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I realised I enjoy knitting more than crocheting.  Maybe it’s because there are many more techniques to learn in knitting than in crocheting.  The pic below shows the picking up of stitches for the arm of the bunny.  I hope to use the techniques learnt here in sock knitting.  My first attempt at sock knitting was a disaster.

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Next up I need to finish the quilt using the Spinning pattern by Cooking Up Quilts.

See my Q4 Goals here.

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Q4 Finish Along Goals

I have decided on my goals for Q4.  Some of these goals are uncompleted projects from earlier quarters.  I shall continue to list them here.

Goal #1 – Sock bunny

I fell in love with Susan B. Anderson’s patterns for knitted toys so I purchased her Opal Sock Bunny pattern and started on it.  Do bear in mind that I am still quite a newbie in knitting.  The last time I knitted was some 20 years ago and that was only doing knit and purl.  I used magic loop method which I learnt from Youtube.  My progress so far.

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Goal #2 – Make another Sock Bunny like Goal #!

After I finished the bunny in Goal #1, I want to make another sock bunny but in a different colourway.  I have the yarn ready for this second sock bunny.

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Goal #3 – Pieced and Quilt a quilt using Spinning pattern

I bought the Spinning pattern from Cooking Up Quilts but did not have the chance to use it.  Now is the time to use it for a quilt that is to be gifted to my husband’s nephew.  Ben is getting married in January next year.  What better gift for the bride and bridegroom than a quilt?  These fabric are all washed and ready to be cut into yummy strips.

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Goal #4 – Quilt and bind a pieced quilt top

The quilt top is not pressed yet.  It will soon be and loaded onto the long arm.

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Goal #5 – Corner to Corner crochet a Advent calendar

This Advent calendar pattern is by Repeat Crafter Me.  I fell in love with the pattern when I set my eyes on it.  Christmas is just around the corner.   This Advent calendar is so appropriate for the season to remember Christ.  My yarn from Amazon is waiting patiently to be put to good use.

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Goal #6 – Wristlet

This should be a quick project but I am taking a long time to embark on it even though I have decided on the fabric.  Maybe I should speed up to link up with Elm Street Quilts Bag It.

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Goal #7 – My Funny Valentine

To finish the applique and then quilt it.

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Goal #8 – Sunbonnet Sue purse

Another WIP waiting to be completed into a small coin purse.

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Goal #9 – Colourful Patchwork Tote Bag

To complete this into a usable tote bag.  I am still debating on whether to sew it up with a zipper or not.  See my pellon gridded interfacing with the Essex linen fabric below.  This pattern is by Caroline of SewCanShe.  I took her Craftsy class.

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Goal #10 – Table runner quilt kit

This kit was purchased a few years back.  Time to work on it.

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Goal #11 – Wall hanging kit

Another kit purchased a few years back.  I must be disciplined to finished it up.  When I saw it then, I was so motivated but after I received the kit, I kind of lose my eagerness.

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Goal #12 – Quilt and bind the King size quilt top

Quilt top was completed when I participated in Meadow Mist mystery quilt last year.  What is left is to quilt it and bind.

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I am listing these goals down hoping to complete a few in this last quarter of 2017.  Wish me luck.

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Pinwheel quilt finished for Q3 2017 FAL

I made it!  I’d just finished the binding for the pinwheel quilt.  This quilt was constructed using a method by Missouri Star Quilt Company.  Jenny calls it the Kindred Pinwheel.  I am gifting this to the daughter of a colleague.    I hope she loves it

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I have used the border fabric to sew a dress for my eldest daughter when she was 4 years old and have kept the balance of the fabric untouched till now, almost 20 years later.  LOL.

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Q3 2017 FAL

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A Finish for Q3 2017 FAL

I have another finish for Q3 and that is Goal #14.  I managed to quilt the baby quilt top made with a fabric panel and bound it.  The quilting motif for the green border was taken from Angela Walter’s book.  It was my first time quilting that design.  I really like how the quilting turns out.

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I did simple basic custom quilting. Let’s have a closer look at the quilt.

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I am still rushing to finish up another quilt.  Not sure if I can complete it before the Q3 FAL linkup closes.

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New found love or is it?

I have been wanting to do a blog post but I was too caught up with my new found love, yarn manipulation.  What is that?  It is none other than crochet and knitting.  I have been crocheting and knitting up a storm this past month.  First up, I did finish the Bavarian Scarf and I have gifted it to a dear colleague on her birthday.  She will need it when she goes on her trip to South Korea at the end of the year.  Goal #3 of my Q3 FAL goals is accomplished.  See my Q3 goals here.  

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The happy recipient of the scarf.

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Since I started crocheting, I thought to myself, why not get a set of crochet needles?  Well, I got a set of new Clover Amour crochet needles.  They came in a case but I wanted a personalised handmade case.  With the help of Youtube video by Donna Wolfe, I crocheted the case below.

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See all my crochet hooks?  I had also bought Tulip crochet hooks in sizes that were not available in the Clover Amour set.  The case was supposed to hold 10 crochet hooks. However, as the case was crocheted rather loosely, I was able to hook more crochet hooks in between the pockets.  This case is perfect to store all my hooks!

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My urge to crochet is so great that I crocheted a goldfish.  Pattern is from Ravelry by Kate Wood.  This goldfish looks like the real thing.  I am gifting this to my MIL who has 5 live goldfishes at her home.

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As if crocheting is not enough, I venture into knitting as well.  The last time I knitted was some 20 years ago.  I chanced upon Susan B Anderson’s book, ‘Spud and Chloe at the Farm’,  in the school library.  The barn animals in the book are soooo cute.  I could not resist the ‘Little Lamb’ pattern so I knitted one.  I had wanted to knit a black sheep but black on the sheep’s face looks kind of shocking for little children so I ended up using grey yarn instead.   It turned out much better than I expected.  By the way, the ‘Little Lamb’ is not the sheep featured on the front cover of the book.  The white sheep on the front cover is ‘Spud’.

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Side view of the Little Lamb.

 

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Little Lamb with a red scarf.  LOL.

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I’d better work harder on the rest of my Q3 FAL goals.  Not very productive in terms of meeting my Q3 goals.

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