Wednesday, 2 April 2014

My New Addiction

My new addiction.

I didn't ever get round to showing you how my stack of squares turned out last year.

I have to say I was absolutely terrified of sewing the blanket together, it was such an enormous project. I made up a template so I knew which size square went where but the colours were pretty much a lay it out and see how it looks! I even got some help from the cats ... Not!

In desperation I tried to farm out the sewing but couldn't find anyone willing to take it on. So after thinking about it long and hard I decided to divide my pattern into lots and lots of bitesize chunks. It worked, it wasn't nearly so scary, tacking the squares together and sewing them together, then taking those chunks and sewing them to all the other chunks. I did in fact really enjoy it. Although it took me almost two weeks working on it every evening and weekend.

Isn't it just beautiful, even if I do say so myself. Millie the puppy, loves it too! So much so, the next project was a little blankie for her, just so I could get mine back!

All self taught using books and utube. I'd love to find a local class, if anyone knows of one in the Bexhill area?

 

1 comments:

Katie Berberich said...

Oh my gosh, that is gorgeous. Worth every bit of effort id say. I love how bright it is and how you mixed the square sizes together. That's one gorgeous make, well done Dawn.
Katie x

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