Jelly Roll Race Baby Quilt

I’ve been wanting to make a jelly roll race quilt since reading about it last year. With a cousin’s baby shower coming up, and all attempts at making a crocheted blanket like the one great-nana made for me being non-starters, I thought to give it a go.

I matched the jelly roll with a solid pink and set off with my strips. The top came together easily in an evening. Although, the recommendation for cutting off the first 18 inches may not have been for half-sized projects as some of my blocks ended up close to the edges.

For quilting, I decided to take it on myself. I recalled the rug mug test I had done with free motion quilting and ran a larger swatch. I filed down part of my foot and plate that was getting stuck on the needle and settled in.

After about 20% was complete, I stopped to see how it was going. My stitches were far from uniform, and the fabric had shifted to create bunches between stippled areas.

I skinned the quilt (taking out all those quilting stitches) and started over with spray basting. This worked out better and I was able to complete the quilt without much further incident.

The recipient liked the final result and I’m proud of how it came out.

Finished Object: Tulip Baby Sweater

This sweater is the last in the series for a friend’s baby. Bootees, hat with ears, crocheted blanket, and, finally, Tulips.

Tulip baby sweater

Brown and green match the chosen theme colors. I made the 12-month size, hoping for a good fit this winter.

The yarn is 75% acrylic/25% wool, so it took some direction during blocking and should be fine in the washer/dryer.

I hope they both enjoy it!

While at the store to pick out baby sweater yarn, I was mesmerized by some MadelineTosh DK in Filigree. An intriguing combination of mostly yellow-green, with teal and golden accents. I left it on the shelf that day, knowing that I was knitting on a deadline and it would be hard to resist. But, now, it’s on the needles for… honey cowl number three!

Finished Object: All Ears Hat

I love how the Must-Have Cardigan and all of its cables is turning out, but stockinette stitch is great for some instant gratification.

This All Ears hat is for an upcoming baby whose colors will be brown and green.

My size 5 needle is occupied with Must-Have (and I didn’t have my ChaioGoo when this was cast on), so I tried this one on size 4s. My gauge matches, but I knew that the fabric was turning out a little dense. Casting on 80 also seemed to make a larger size that I intended, but after three false starts I decided to see it through.

A quick knit with cute results.