Saturday, June 30, 2018

Double Point Needle Holder - Pattern Now Available!



I have had many dropped stitches while my needles were stored in my bag. As a result I knew I needed some way to keep my work safe while not in use. I tried the point protectors, but I found they often came off and posed a major choking hazard for children and pets. I knew there had to be a better solution! Thus, these double holder were born!

I have made these for knitting friends and they have been so popular that I decided to write up my pattern! You can find the PDF pattern on my PayHip website and on Craftsy!






Thank you for your support!



***Products made from this pattern my be sold in a small scale with acknowledgement to the pattern designer. Please include the following statement in the product description and with any materials attached to or sent with the finished product, "Double point needle holder pattern designed and sold by Lunebeam." This pattern may not be used for large-scale commercial production.***

  






Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Sweet Dreams Rainbow Blur Quilt Top



This is my finished quilt top of the Rainbow Blur Quilt, featuring Anna Maria Horner's Sweet Dreams fabric. The pattern is a free download and can be found here.

I love the Australia theme of the fabric... and the colors are amazing!



Direct PDF download here.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Tatted Unicorn



As part of the Ravellenic Games in February 2018, I tatted a Unicorn. I used the pattern for the unicorn and Pegasus with alternative tail pattern from Flights of Fantasy - Tatting Patterns Inspired by Myth and Legend by Martha Ess.

Ravenclaw Bag



To go with my Hogwarts collection, I wanted to make a Ravenclaw theme bag. This is a very large quilted tote bag. I didn't intend for it to be so big, but I got a little carried away designing the panels. I couldn't bear to cut any off, so it's just a super large tote bag!


I have really been enjoying all the recent Harry Potter fabrics that have come on the market too! The inside liner is a Ravenclaw fabric I found at Joann's. The outside fabrics are a variety of scraps from my scrap basket and some fabrics I have bought with Harry Potter themed projects in mind.






Saturday, March 31, 2018

Easter Quilt


I made this little quilt as a Spring/Easter quilt for my little one. The fabric is Daring Little Dickens by Moda. It was perfect for a child quilt!

It's a simple charm pack quilt with a border. It's the perfect size for a crib though!

Tatting

I have been learning to shuttle tat for a year or so now. I took a break and recently picked it back up. It seems much easier now than before. Anyway, here are some 2018 tatting projects:

Beaded earrings, pattern by Jennifer Williams at www.cariad-tatting.co.uk/. Direct link to PDF is here.

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Clovers for the March tatting swap with The Greater Birmingham Fiber Guild.



Patterns (from left to right) are:






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Tat-a-long project with The Greater Birmingham Fiber Guild called Rosaleen by tattingbythebay.blogspot.com, free PDF pattern can be found here)
Group progress shot on 2/10/2018


Round 3 of 4 done


Sunday, March 18, 2018

Hogwarts at Dusk


I have been enjoying decorating my little one room in a Harry Potter theme lately. After making The Golden Snitch mini quilt, I knew it was time for Hogwarts.

I had bought this fabric ages ago with the plan of making this mini quilt. The background is the blossom colorway of the Enchanted Pines fabric line by McKenna Ryan (this whole line has some amazing background options for applique!). You can probably use any of the other colors, so long as you can still easily see the silhouette you're trying to achieve. I love how blossom looks like a sunset that fades to purple (my favorite color) with stars in the sky. I couldn't have made a more perfect fabric for this!

All I used for this mini quilt was a fat quarter of it. Since the fade joins in the middle, it would be hard to get more than 20 inches or so tall to work with. I did quilt my front, batting, and backing before doing the applique. I didn't want the quilting lines going through the castle and distracting from it. I use Coats and Clarke machine quilting thread in variegated purple for the quilting. I usually don't use variegated threads, but I think it was perfect here.

I then drafted my Hogwarts and hippogriff images and went to town with applique.

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This is my entry for the 2018 Panatone Quilt Challege in the mini quilt category.

Finished size approximately 18 by 21 inches.

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