Thursday, December 9, 2010

cushioning the blow


I've done a lot of admiring of circle in square blankets .
I really , really want one .
Not one person has offered to give me theirs
so I had to start my own .
I used 4 ply cotton , what was I thinking !
This was going to take forever as each square
ended up about 3 inches .
The squares have been turned into a cushion cover
and I think I'll use thicker wool for a blanket.

Or just keep waiting until someone sends me theirs .

34 comments:

fairchildstreet said...

So pretty. Charmaine

Maria said...

love it!....how did you fair with last nights rain?....I think we have had enough....by the i'm in Young. not far from you.

Kate said...

cute :-)

Jenny's Craft Place said...

...or just think of it as a LITTLE blanket..lol... :) Happy crafting, Jenny

Catherine said...

It looks so pretty, Clare. Lovely colours.:)

marina said...

Your cushion looks great. Bright and fresh.
If you find someone that will give you a blanket, ask if they have two so I can score one as well.

Brianna said...

Very pretty! You know I don't crochet right and I can send you my address, hint, hint?!

Vicki ♥ said...

Looks fab Clare....if I had one that I didnt want I would send it to you but I dont...one day I might lol...

Jan Quigley said...

Love your cushion!!! I keep seeing similar cushions & rugs & they just look fantastic with the white, it makes all the colours pop!!! cheers, Jan

Melody said...

I just love this, looks so modern but has a wonderful creative connection to my grandmother's days.

willywagtail said...

That is beautiful. I love the crisp white contrasts. I guess you understand now why no one would give you there's. Too much precious work in each square and connection. Cherrie

Joy said...

Such a pretty cushion Clare, love it!! Oh, and if you should get inundated with offers of 'circle in square blankets' ... I'll be happy to help you out and take one or two off your hands :o). I'm good like that lol.
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Rai said...

i generally use wool for blankets, scarves and lap rugs (a fancy name for blankets i didnt have the determination to make any bigger) and typically make them from squares i then stitch together like yours, i lose patience going round and round and round several hundred times. besides smaller pieces mean its portable and i can play with different patterns and colours.

i only ever use cotton for tea towels, pillow cases and trivets/placemats/coasters

Mistea said...

Fantastic use of those teeny tiny squares.
Your cushion looks gorgeous.

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

Yep beautiful. I understand with crochet it's like a quilt - it's OK if a blanket takes years to finish.

Or you could just make lots of cushions. Or granny square scarves. Ive seen those and they're cute as.

Quiltjane said...

So beautiful. That would make a nice bedspread.

The Handmaden said...

That looks great!
Sorry, you won't be getting any crocheted beautifuls from me - I'm a crochet flop!

Robyn G. said...

Gosh that's gorgeous!!
I'd give you mine, but nobody's given me theirs yet either... ;)

Kerryanne English said...

Worth the effort Clare. It looks great!!
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

sandra said...

Your cushion is beautiful Clare.

BundlesofBlossoms said...

So absolutely gorgeous!!!

Allie said...

It's darling, Clare! I would send you mine, but I don't have one either, lol!

Rachaeldaisy said...

What a beautiful cushion! I really should learn to crochet..

Rumi said...

Your cushion cover turned out great! Perfect way to use those 3 inch squares. Probably wise to turn to heavier wool for your throw tho'. Looking forward to seeing that when it's done.

lovestitch said...

I love your granny cushion, it's really gorgeous!
Thanks for your visit and your lovely words on my blog, I appreciate so much!
Yours is very beautiful, I also became one of your fan so I can visit you more often!
Have a great weekend!
xxx

Danielle said...

it's gorgeous! I have always admired this pattern too

Indigo Blue said...

Fantastic!! Well worth all of th eeffort.
x

quilary said...

You know if that 4 ply cotton isn't really what you wanted, I suppose I could help you out and take it off your hands :)
It's absolutely gorgeous!

Jindi's Cottage said...

Love the cushion...gorgeous...

Barb said...

Just love it~~~

Linda said...

oh Clare your cushion is DIVINE I LOVE LOVE LOVE it I hope in my next life I can actually crochet

Linda said...

oh Clare your cushion is DIVINE I LOVE LOVE LOVE it I hope in my next life I can actually crochet

Liz said...

The cushion i lovely, I love the back drop of snapdragons.Doesn't look like the rain has worried them!!!

Tania said...

As the owner/maker of one Not Quite Finished circle-in-a-square granny blanket may I suggest that you make up the spare room? No one will gift something that caused so much grief/effort (especially if they didn't weave in as they went) without moving to your house WITH said blanket.

That is one lovely cushion.