Thursday, February 9, 2012

Finally Finished!

Well I have finally finished my Don't Look Now - Love Birds Quilt.  This was the first time I had a go at some Raw edge Applique and while certainly time consuming I am happy with the end result.  I especially think that once quilted it will even look better. 

The border is different from the original pattern as I wanted to create more of a framed picture look to the quilt design. I decided to treat myself to having it quilted by a professional.  Now to decide where to hang it!

In my last post I showed you some Rowan cotton and Liberty fabric for a new scarf - well here it is all finished. 

And with the help of the lovely Susan I decided that I should have a go at a Granny Square Blanket - I have used Debbie Bliss Eco Baby Cotton and have enjoyed working this lovely pattern. 

Granny Square Blankets are very close to my heart - I was taught when I was a kid by my Nanna how to make these as she was a mad crocheter as well.  After she died I found it very hard to continue to make these at it had really been something we shared together.  Many, many, many years on I am loving how with each round I make I am so fondly thinking of her and all the times we would spend crocheting.

Also a special thank you to Mhairi who suggested the Crafty minx Blog - this has been so helpful especially with some good tips and demos on blocking.  Thank you for sharing.

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