Patchwork and Crochet!

Finally finished binding the new baby quilt I posted about last week so I can now return to making blocks for the quilt I am doing at my patchwork course on Mondays.  So far I’ve only done a Dresden plate and half of along cabin! If you are not a quilter you won’t know what I mean so next week I will be including some pictures of the finished blocks and their names!   The other project I am making is a cotton crochet blanket for the baby.  I loved the colours in my vintage rose bouquet so much I thought I would crochet a blanket based on the Japanese Flower pattern I used for my mum’s scarf in this post.  Here below is a pic of the flowers and the first two flower motifs.

Roses - pink, cream and pale green

My mothers’ day flower bouquet

Cricket Japanese flower motifs

First two motifs

The motifs won’t sew up into straight lines but as it will be used in July it should be ok to be a ‘ holey’ sort of blanket!

As well as making things I am still mulling over the course I recently completed – the same one Vicky did – as yet I am unsure as to which direction I want to go forward with my Folksy and Etsy shops – in terms of what I make so  I am not adding anything yo them until I make my decision.  It does make my shops look rather forlorn though with only a few items for sale. However it’s worth taking time to get things right and I do have a new granddaughter on the way so need to make things for her!!

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5 thoughts on “Patchwork and Crochet!

  1. I agree take your time, have a play around with your products and see what you want to do. Over the years (many, many years) I have changed direction but always seem to go back to Vintage/Shabby Chic, no longer fight it as know it is what I love. Think working for yourself you have to do what you love

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