Some of you already have the winter storm inviting itself to your home. I hope the warm colours of the last vestiges of Autumn in this post brings you a little bit of comfort. It’s always a pleasure for me to share blocks and projects made by others using my quilt patterns. Quite by chance I came across this stunning quilted music bag made by Gwen. Not only is her piecing of the piano block beyond perfect, she picked the perfect accompanying fabrics too. They add a beautiful touch of movement and sophistication to the bag. The golden-yellow music notes fabric is so tangibly warm. She made this bag to carry the music for her piano lessons. I play the piano too and this bag is such an inspiration! I am in awe! You can see more photos of this bag on her blog.
Another surprise awaited me when I saw this violin block made by Katrin. I would have never thought of using those colours for a violin, they make it so bohemian! It’s gorgeous and I love it! The colours of the violin are also scattered like confetti in the background fabric of the block. I play only classical music on the violin, but Katrin’s violin block is making me want to play something risque and new!!
I think music and autumn are a match made in heaven. In my mind I can very easily interweave music and the movement of leaves in the autumn breeze so I was only too happy to show you the beautiful musical instruments along with these leaves made by Kris. She has been making these spontaneous maple leaves and I love seeing them. It’s like finding the perfect leaves during a walk and you know you have to bring them back home with you. Perfect for keeping in the treasure box. Aren’t they beautiful?!
Over the previous months I have collected quite a few projects from others. I created a Made By Others page so these projects have a forever home. Many thanks to all of you for giving me permission to share your work.
These works have inspired me to work on new patterns. Aside from that and sewing the binding on a queen size quilt, I am working on these mitts with leaf patterns in them. This is my first project with double-pointed needles and these are my first mitts. I am knitting them slowly to avoid making mistakes. So far it’s going really well. Hopefully pretty soon I will have something homemade to keep my hands warm. Wish me luck!
Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow November 26, 2014 at 09:30
I just bought a pair of knitting needles and am at the cast on then over to the knit stitch then back. Oh MY my hat is off to people who know how to knit. I have never felt so clumsy in my life :)
Ramona November 25, 2014 at 17:57
Oh my word! I thought the piano was a panel until I read what you wrote. That is amazing! If only I enjoyed paper piecing. What a great bag.
Teresa. November 25, 2014 at 05:17
Those patterns look lovely and colourful and the knitting is pretty too!
Cheryl November 24, 2014 at 10:27
Your leaves are stunning, I love the unusual fabric prints.
AmandaK@whatthebobbin.com November 22, 2014 at 09:07
Loving those leaves! Such fabulous projects with your patterns :)
Connie Campbell November 21, 2014 at 07:00
Beautiful pieces Soma! Your patterns are always so detailed and perfect! Have fun with your knitting also.
Jeneta@PlumJam November 21, 2014 at 02:06
I love them all! I am going to have to sew up one of your piano blocks at some point, as well as a cello. You are so incredibly talented!
Margaret Andrews November 20, 2014 at 17:56
Thank you for sharing all these special things. Love to see what will come next.
Kathleen November 20, 2014 at 17:56
Beautiful work in each pattern! And, Kris, your leaves will look just as pretty photographed on snow. I currently have quite a scattering of leaves on my snow! Soma, your mitts will turn out perfectly I’m sure. You have a great start already.
Mdm Samm November 20, 2014 at 16:42
absolutely stunning every piece Soma….but the bag…wow…you really do know how to grow with your delightful pp projects.
Mary November 20, 2014 at 15:55
Wow….each piece is stunning. That piano is amazing, but I love those leaves. The colors are so unusual and yet so charming.
krislovesfabric November 20, 2014 at 15:00
Those mittens are as beautiful as they will be warm, looks like you have really upped your game with the knitting. Love that piano bag and the bright fiddle/violin…always such inspiration on your page :) My next leaf will have to be photographed in the snow I am afraid.
Maria November 20, 2014 at 14:39
How lovely to see how others have used your exquisite and detailed patterns…the fabrics used are gorgeous! The pattern and yarn you are using to make the mitts looks wonderful…
Kim November 20, 2014 at 14:00
You must be tickled pink, Soma with those beautiful blocks that others have stitched using your patterns; playing the most harmonious of symphonies. Love the pretty wool you are knitting those lovely mittens with. Those mittens will be just the thing for those wintry days ahead.
Janine November 20, 2014 at 13:46
How lovely to see your blocks worked by others – they’ve made beautiful colour choices :) I hope you finish your mittens before the cold weather gets reaches you :)
Susie November 20, 2014 at 11:49
These projects are just awesome, Soma! What fun to see your beautiful patterns come to life with others’ imaginations!!
That knitting looks really complicated!! But pretty. I am afraid to use those double needles! LOL