I am really enjoying working on this afghan and I am crazy for the colors and how feminine it is. The rosettes in the center take a little while to make, so I probably won’t finish this anytime soon, but that’s okay.
The pattern called for worsted weight acrylic, but I’m using DK weight cotton. I really like the effect, but I don’t know how it will hold up… acrylic lasts forever!
The fabric swatches I ordered arrived. Out of them, Jim and I chose these.
While my first choice to make a new comforter for our bed was the light-colored floral, bound with the plaid, Jim preferred the red toile (still bound with the plaid) and I like it too, so I’ll be making a new king sized comforter with it, both sides. I’m going to quilt it at 120 x 120, with a double layer of Quilter’s Dream Puff batting, which is a polyester.
I would love to pipe it instead of binding it, but that would mean I’d have to attach the piping to the top and the batting after quilting it, and add the back separately. Yuck. I will round the corners so there’s no mitering with the thick layers of home decor weight fabric and double batting.
I would love to scallop the edges of it, but I’m not sure my mathematically challenged brain would ever get that right!
I’ve also sent for two more samples.
I really want more beige in this theme, but I don’t seem to be finding it mixed in much. I think I might have some heavy linen on hand in a color that will blend well.
I don’t know if I’m going to do any curtains or not. I might really indulge and add some lace ones!
I managed to whip up a quick little rollup case for my favorite crochet hooks. I had embellished some batik strips a year or two ago, for another composition notebook cover, but never finished it.
I cut it down smaller and it’s just right to hold all of my hooks!
I should have photographed it without the hooks inside, they of course make the cover ripple as I made sure the pockets were tight enough so that the hooks don’t fall out.