Tuesday, June 13, 2017

June 2017 Donation Blanket

June Donation blanket made in same pattern as my May Donation Blanket

A crocheted border was added to tie the design together and as a convenient way to hide the ends.

This blanket was made entirely of my project scraps and donated yarn.

As with the othere blankets donated from this year, this blanket will be donated to the Gabriel project. The Gabriel project helps young mothers in my local area.

These blankets are easy to put together and I'm sure that someone in your local area would love your homemade blankets. All one has to do is ask around to see if there is a need.

Put those scraps to good use and have fun.

Until next time, Nelly :-)

Monday, June 5, 2017

May Donation Blanket


May Donation Blanket


This was knit in a diagonal pattern, the same way you would knit a washcloth.

Crocheted border in Baby Clouds yarn

The blanket for May was knit with a variety of scraps from my stash and yarn that was donated to me by a local knitting group that I get together with. It was knit in the same way I knit square washcloths.

Pattern:
Cast On 4 Stitches
Knit 2 stitches, Yarn Over, Knit remaining stitches. 

Continue in this pattern until the blanket is as long as you would like it.
When it is as long as you would like it, start decreasing.

Knit 1 stitch, knit 2 together, Yarn Over, Knit 2 together, knit remaining stitches in the row. 
Repeat this row until you only have 4 stitches left. 
Bind Off. 

For my border, I did a single crochet border around the entire piece. This helps when weaving your ends in, as they can simply be crocheted in with your border.

Monday, May 1, 2017

April 2017 Donation Quilt

The quilt was sewn in quilt as you go design. 

Flannel backing was donated by a local semastress.

Binding was pieced together from binding that was left over from other projects. 

I always machine fininsh my binding to make sure that it can put up with abuse.

This blanket was donated to the Gabriel Project, a charity in my community which helps young mothers.

If you have fabric scraps, leftovers from projects, a bursting fabric stash or stockpiled baby blankets look around in your own community. An organization may need your help. Every little bit counts. 

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Knit lei for Fisher House Remembrance Run Walk or Roll




This is a free pattern for a knitted lei. I am knitting these for the Fisher House in Hawaii. They need 7300 for their event in September.

The leis will be placed around the boots of fallen soldiers at the event.

For my example I used ribbon yarn from the Darn Good Yarn company. It would be equivalent to 3 strands of acrylic worsted weight yarn held together.

On size 11 knitting needles
Cast On 44 stitches
Knit one row
Bind off

Put yarn on both ends, as they will need to be tied around the boots.

This pattern is easy to make bigger or smaller. If your lei isn't long enough, add more stitches. If it is too long, cast on less stitches.

For more information about this project, visit their Facebook group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/979914775452572/

Friday, March 24, 2017

March Donation Quilt and other donated crafts

I donated my March donation quilt without taking pictures first! This is how busy I've been lately!

It was a strip quilt done in Quilt as you go technique with a lot of Orange and Green for St. Patrick's Day.

I apologize for the lack of pictures :-(

Other projects I did in the month of March include:

30 bookmarks for my local PTO's book fair.

1 embroidered drawstring back pack for a basket raffle

1 embroidered pillow for a basket raffle

1 filled Easter basket for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.




Friday, February 24, 2017

February 2017 Donation Quilt

This is the February Donation quilt which was given to Project Gabriel.


Some Fabric for this project was left over from other projects. Other fabric for this project was donated by the employees of Schrader's Fabrics by Barb.


Batting for this project was purchased with funds from my Etsy Shop, Nelly's Quilt Room .


Thread was purchased from yard sales, also with funds from my Etsy shop.

Monday, January 23, 2017

January 2017 Donation Quilt

The January 2017 donation quilt is shown on a twin size bed.


The flannel backing was donated to me by Sue O Keefe who works at Schrader's Fabrics by Barb.


Binding was all done with my sewing machine.
If you have scraps make them into a quilt. If you ask around your community, you'll find that there is always an organization willing to accept your art.