While waiting for my yarn to arrive for my next 'drive Robbie crazy knitting' project, I decided to play around with a paper I stenciled and dyed. I added some white paint using a small stencil and I was quite happy with it. In fact, I thought this would make a nice background but what could I add to it!
As I was standing in my sewing room, I got looking at my horse hex pieces I did a few years ago and thought! Why not another hex horse and use the paper for the horse!!
This was the first horse I made. I hand stitched the patchwork background, then cut out the horse pattern into the patchwork (yes, that was scary!). I knew how many hex pieces I needed (3/4" hex) so once I made a hex square piece of fabric I just stitched around the horse.
For the 2nd quilt, I took the horse patchwork I had cut out and started to make a larger hex background! It was easier just to make the horse fabric! HA
Waste not, want not, right! Well, I didn't have any leftover pieces so................
And my yarn came so my sister and I are starting another project together! So much fun to cry on her shoulder when knitting doesn't work out! HA And to be the little sister and allow my big sister to cry on my shoulder too! Just wish we lived closer to do this project. The yarn is quite thin and 4 or 5 wraps, which should drive us crazy!!! It's a light weight summer T (Miya Tee)...now to finish it for the summer! DUH! Why don't I make a sweater for winter...no pressure to finish this, right!
Your horse adventures are interesting! That summer T is beautiful. I am sure you and your sister will handle the project beautifully! There's no crying in knitting! LOL!!!ReplyDelete
Wow! I loved each of the horse stages!! Looking forward to hearing about this knitting project!ReplyDelete
By guess and by gosh you arrived at the right solution- this horse will be wonderful. Looking forward to the stitching! And more knitting in your future- fun (sort of).ReplyDelete
That horse is a perfect way to use that cool paper and color/patternReplyDelete
Super Cool horses Robbie! Nicely done!ReplyDelete