Saturday, June 28, 2014
30 hour baby quilt ... and a knitted dog
I didn't have much of a plan on the strip widths. I decided to make the quilt 45" long, so I figured out that with 15 fabrics, I needed their unfinished width to average 3.5". I knew I wanted the fish and penguin fabrics to be pretty wide so the animals would feature prominently, so I made those quite a bit wider and the others narrower in varying widths, and kept track of the total length as I went along to make sure I was on track to hit the target. I think it worked wonderfully!
Knit Your Own Dog. I knit it in a heavy worsted superwash merino that I've had in my stash for at least 5 years. The yarn was a lot heavier than the recommended yarn, and I used up pretty much exactly the whole skein for the body, head, legs, ears, and tail. Luckily I had a skein of grey, too, so I could give the doggie a belly that still pretty much matched. I sewed up the seams (and there were many, for some reason I don't understand the legs and head are knit flat and then seamed) with black sewing thread.