Monday, May 31, 2010

Africa Flower progress

Have joined most of the squares (I made 40) and see that I will need quite a few more (actually I think I may need at least another 40). The size here is 28 inches and I'm thinking it should be at least 50 plus inches as I would like for it to be able to cover the top of a bed.

Right now I'm not sure about the colors but maybe with colored pillows and bedding it may pop more. But that will remain to be seen for quite a while. The warm weather will now slow down the progress of this. I can get the individual flowers made but sewing together may have to wait. It is certainly a warm, cozy blanket.

When I make the next one I will have the white background which I think I would have liked better although I am pleased that I am able to use yarn and leftovers that I have.


  1. It's beautiful. I'm thinking if I figured out the pattern, I would have to start small -- a pillow maybe. I make flowers with leaves and squares to make afghans -- and have done so many in the past -- big ones and baby blankets. But does take time. That's why lately I just stick with simple things -- I need to feel a sense of accomplishment within a week or so, not months. HA! Of course, all those unfinished projects are just staring at me, begging me to complete them. One day! Have a blessed week. Tammy

  2. keep going! This is going to be beautiful!

  3. So pretty! I like that neutral shade around each colorful flower - really makes you focus on the central motif. As was said above, keep going!

  4. That is very pretty - one day I must try it myself...I've never yet made an afghan where I had to connect so many pieces. I'm kind of impatient that way, but it sure looks beautiful! Nice job!

  5. Love, love, LOVE!!!
    Hugs & Blessings,
    ¸.•´¸.•*¨) ¸.•*¨)
    (¸.•´ (¸.•´ .•´ ¸¸.•¨¯`♥Anita

  6. does crochet thread ever NOT make you drool? i know i'm in love and get all mushy when I find new colours to play with!


    i love that you get that about me!

    ciao bella
    from a fellow thread nut and lover!

    creative carmelina

  7. This is a do beautiful work..I like the color is a beautiful pattern. Homesteadin is where it's at! We are kindred spirits....neighbor....

  8. After seeing yours this is on my list. I think the colors really play off each other. As my DD use to say when she was little its soooo purty.

  9. wow - those colours stand out amazingly well

  10. It looks so HAPPY! Makes me want to smile just looking at it.

  11. Thank you all for such nice comments. You made me smile.