Blissful Balls

One of the best things about my job is my crew of knitting coworkers. We meet in the cafeteria at lunchtime, as often as we can, to knit together. It’s wonderful to have a break in the day and to think about things entirely unrelated to work, and I never fail to be inspired by the beautiful items my friends are working on.

One of my lunchtime crew is an accomplished quilter as well as knitter, and she showed me her newest creation: downloadable PDF patterns showing how to make these lovely ornaments:


These darling ornaments are inspired by quilt patterns, like the beloved nine-patch:


I love the red and white color scheme — very sharp! — but I can also imagine these in all sorts of wonderful color combinations. Or making some red and white, some green and white, some gold and white, and so on to go on a wildly colorful tree. The pattern instructions include some photographs of different color schemes to get your creativity flowing.


The balls are made with small amounts of fabric and foam balls, and the instructions show, step by step, exactly how to make the ornament. There are lots of photographs to accompany each step, making it easy to follow along. (Because you need to use sharp tools, this is really an adult project rather than one for the kids.)


You can download one of these wonderful PDF patterns at Jane’s website here or if you prefer, on Etsy. Have fun!

All photos and designs copyright 2016 by Red Studio 51; photographs used with permission.

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