Sunday, 18 March 2018

Granny Flower Love!

Well hello everyone!  If you have been waiting for another stash busting post please accept my apologies, I have had a couple of commissions that have taken up all of my time and the stash busting will have to wait.  So, I will share 1 of those with you instead.


I was very fortunate enough to receive an order for a single bed blanket.  I don't make large blankets very often, so it was a refreshing change.  My customer chose the colours and the design.  She wanted granny flowers on a cream background.  The room the blanket was intended for was to have Cath Kidston wallpaper and so the colours were chosen around this...

I used Stylecraft Special Aran for this project.  I find an aran weight yarn is much nicer for making bigger blankets and the Stylecraft aran is so soft and squishy.  

Colours used  - Lemon, Pale Rose, Cloud, Aster, Pomegranate, Pistachio, Baby Pink and Cream.


First I make all the flowers


Then surround them with cream.


 I am really loving my customers choice of colours.  Soon there are too many to fit on my table...


...and then the joining begins.


I used the continuous join as you go method as this means a lot less ends to weave in.


Finished off with a border of pretty shells in Pale Rose.
Ta Da!


All that is left to do now is add a pretty bow and off it goes to its new forever home.


Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope to have more things to share with you soon.

by for now..

Catherine
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4 comments:

  1. Such an appealing colour-scheme! You really have the magic touch when it comes to colours!

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    1. Thanks Marjan, the colours were chosen by my customer though so I can't take all the credit :)

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  2. Wow! What an amazing blanket! The colors are gorgeous and the granny flowers are so sweet. So beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Ginny, I get a lot of requests for granny flower blankets. It's lucky I really like making them...

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