Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Airport quilt

Our fellow flight friends are having their first baby in Oct and it's a boy!  I knew they would have a flight theme for their baby's room, so I instantly started brainstorming!  I didn't have a pattern, so this quilt idea came from my head. I machine quilted it, and it's full of mistakes but still turned out really cute!  I used flannel in the middle instead of batting and I sewed it into a pouch and turned it so it's bindingless.  It also has two weaving scraps in it!

I knew it would be cute so I made two, one for them and one for us!

It's sized for use with hot wheels cars, planes, and helicopters. It can be used right away or later as a playmat.

Here's some pictures of the process!

Monday, June 13, 2016

Color Explosion

My goal here was to make a blanket out of stash yarn for our baby due on Thanksgiving day (Nov 24th)!  We don't know if it's a boy or girl yet, but I feel that this blanket would work well with either one.  I used 8/4 cotton from Webs and wove it on my 8 shaft baby wolf using doubleweave. It's done in plain weave to minimize the baby pulling on threads. (My two year old has a twill blanket and he likes pulling threads out!)  It's very soft, and I'm extremely happy with how it turned out!  I can't wait to wrap our new little baby in it!

And now a few of David, who is growing like a weed!

Saturday, June 4, 2016

New baby

Finished a new blankie for new baby! This is just using up yarn I have on hand. It’s a cotton/linen blend I bought years ago and I’m tired of packing it up and moving it from house to house! My goal is to weave up a bunch of my stash yarn before our next move. Don’t know if new baby is a boy or a girl yet, but these are still my favorite colors (blue and green) and also hubby’s favorites, too… so gender doesn’t really matter!
I'm did plain weave and not twill because David likes to pull strings on his twill blanket and I’m constantly fixing it. Plain weave should be a little more robust.
Threading= 1-8, every other thread is every other layer
Meaning one half is odd shafts (1,3,5,7) 
The other half is even (2,4,6,8)
Tie up is one half of first layer, all the top layer plus half the bottom, all the top layer again and the other half of the bottom, and then the other half of the top layer.
Treadles look like this: 
1= 1,5 
2= 1,3,4,5,7,8 (all but 2,6) 
3= 1,2,3,5,6,7 (all but 4,8) 
4= 3,7
Finished size 41”x44”.
Sett was 12epi (24epi for doubleweave)