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Thursday, December 24, 2020

The Queen Sister's Blanket

The Crown Series

Granny Square

Fallen leaves

Fallen leaves

Greek Christmas biscuits

Giant Granny Square Progress

Here is the progress of my giant granny square blanket, as promised yesterday. As I said in my previous post,  I found my inspiration watching the Netflix last season of The Crown series. It was interesting and quite astonishing to see such a blanket in the living room of the sister's queen : a whimsy touch in a classical traditional decor I guess, in accordance with the unconventional personality of the sister's queen.

I wish I could progress more in my crochet but I had other priorities, such as housework and garden duties : gathering the fallen leaves in the front garden, and then welcoming my grand children. We shall start soon baking cookies!

In the last picture my crochet square is displayed on the first quilt I made, an Eight Point Star pattern  : Click.
Merry Christmas to everyone!
Christine

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Happy Mail!

Yarn

Yarn

 Granny Square

At last a post delivery yesterday : my order from UK placed one month ago... 
After opening the parcel I started immediately my new crochet project : another giant granny square blanket inspired by the Netflix series The Crown! Pictures and explanations in my next post... 

So happy with my new yarns! The colors are faithful to the pictures of the site. I like as well the texture : soft but not heavy. There is always a kind of anxiety when ordering without seeing and touching the product, but in the present case I was not disappointed. I use a crochet number 4.5.

Going back to my crocheting... 

I will show you the progress tomorrow.

Monday, December 21, 2020

New Quilt Project

Fabrics leftovers

Fabrics leftovers

Fabric shelves

Fabric shelves

Panettone

It has been a long time since I started a new quilting project. Missing quilting...
After reorganizing my closet I found various leftovers, among which those solid colors, and I wonder wether they could match or not in a new quilt. I am thinking of a simple and quickly sewn quilt like a nine patch or a four patch.

I love the four patch quilts but I always found the most difficult to match the colors, and was often disappointed with the result. Sometimes the most simple things are the most difficult to succeed in.

As regards my fabric shelves, I am very satisfied with my idea of sewing a curtain to protect the fabrics from the sun and the light. I had an old blackout curtain not in use anymore that I cut into the size of the shelves then fixed three clamps and hanged it on three nails.

After the efforts the reward : time for a big slice of Italian Panettone... with a cup of coffee!!!