Wednesday, January 15, 2014

my granny's afghan

Yay!  Finally finished up this design-- a little later than I had hoped, but here it is.
Yarn and crochet being my other addiction, this piece was a lot of fun for me. I love granny squares, and so stitching them instead was engaging. The frequent color changes kept it interesting. 

Finished stitched size, 144w x 108h. My model was stitched over two threads on Wichelt Imports Denim Blue 28ct. jobelan with DMC threads.

I designed it using a lot of smaller bits of embroidery thread that I had, and any stitcher picking up this design to work through could do the same, or, they could work all the blocks the same which might lend itself to a really cool look as well.

All of the crochet granny squares I have done have always been with scraps of yarn, kind of a crazy quilt effect, and I think I managed to capture that with the stitched interpretation.

And something else I started today...
Remember all those orts I've been playing with? Well, I stitched a bunch of them down on batik, a random bit of stitching with my machine. Now, I'm trying to decide what I want to do with it from here. Have a few ideas. Tomorrow I think I'll dig in.

Now I'm off to figure out what to start on next, 
fill up my coffee cup and maybe sketch for an hour or three!

1 comment:

  1. BRILLIANT JOB, Sweetie!! LOVE IT! -- It gives me an idea on what to do with all of my seed-beads "*some*" day!


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