Thursday, April 11, 2013

Diamond crochet progress...


Hello!

Today I thought I'd show you how my diamonds are looking all sewn together.  Remember I had lots of piles of colourful diamonds all over the place?  They are quite addictive and quick to make.

Well. I have been very good and working consistently to sew all the diamonds that I've made so far into one big diamond piece of blanket.  Today I sewed the last one I've completed into the big blanket, and it felt great!  Like I was actually achieving something.  Now I am giving myself permission to go ahead and made another heap of diamonds for the next bit of this blanket.

So anyway, here is what I've been up to the last few days or so........


.......pinning and stitching, I'm so glad I left long tails at the start and finish of each diamond, I am using them to stitch it all together so I hope there won't be too many ends to weave in......


....this is what it looks like all laid out, cute, no?




...lots of fun colour play has gone into the lay out of the diamonds, I could have kept playing around with combinations forever, but no, I Knuckled Down and now it is partway finished, yay!




 I really like the way this is shaping up, colours, patchworkyness, solid and stripes pattern, nice chunky thickness and crochet and sewing all together, a great variety of crafty niceness. I think this will be a square blanket, so lots more diamonds are needed, all in good time!

 ...So, I am pleased to have something solid that I've made progress on these holidays, we have really not done much at all, so at least things are looking up on the crafty front.  I have even done a few rows on the mixed stitch blanket and hope to have the next update very soon! 

Think I might join in over at Our Creative Space today, have a look what the others are up to if you want a bit of crafty inspiration.




45 comments:

  1. Oooo holy hell it looks fantastic!

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  2. Oh that's just wonderful. I love it!

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  3. Wonder ful!!!! you have inspired me to do this also!! Thank you!

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  4. That is simple but effective; I love it :-)

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  5. You have joined them really accurately, the points match the points - What patience!

    http://joeveryday19.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/bit-of-sewing.html

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  6. Beautiful, but then so is all your work. Are you done or moving on to make this much bigger?

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  7. Looking fabulous. I don't envy you the task of finishing off all those ends!

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  8. I love how it has all come together x

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  9. This is simply gorgeous!!!! love it!!!
    xxx Ale

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  10. In the words of Mary Poppins: A thing of beauty is a joy forever! Gorgeous.

    Eleanor xxx

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  11. Julie, you're a wizz. This is beautiful. Love It!!! Colours are gorgeous. Can just imagine how much fun you're having placing all the diamonds together and moving them around and then deciding where best to put them!!! Have fun : -)

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  12. Its Fab
    Clare x
    http://summerhousebythesea.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. Oh WOW!!! Its wonderful ... I love it!! x

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  14. it's lovely the first blanket I ever made was made with diamonds but I only used two colours this one is so colourful a great way to use up stash too :)

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  15. WOW, it looks so fabulous! Love it!

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  16. It's coming along nicely - very pretty mix of colors. :)

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  17. Great! Lovely color mix and the diamond shape is such a nice idea :-)

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  18. Yummy. It looks all three dimensional and cuddly!

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  19. THIS IS SOOO CUTE! sorry to shout, but it IS really cute!

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  20. I love all the bright colors. Looks really soft and that diamond shape is intriguing.

    :)

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  21. The diamonds look fab all sewn together. The colours really complement each other too.

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  22. Oh wow! I have never seen anything like this before. How wonderful! I love your use of colour and stripes too. It's going to be so impressive when it is done. :)

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  23. That is absolutely adorable! I really like the stripes mixed in with the solids. It is going to be so fun and festive once you complete it and wrap a border around it. I am looking forward to seeing the completed project.

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  24. Very nice blog:)
    visit my crochet blog:http://kvacka-rajzaduso.blogspot.com....
    Iam from Slovenia:)

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  25. Beautifully executed crochet work....xx

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  26. Please stop posting these pictures. I have a project I need to finish and you're really not helping at all ;)

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  27. Lovely! I can't wait to see what the whole thing looks like. As always, I love the colors you use.

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  28. Oh wow! I really love it!!! Can't wait to see it in it's entirety. I'd better make sure I'm following you so that I don't miss it! :D

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  29. I couldn't help but smile seeing your beautiful blanket!

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  30. Wow! It's beautiful already :D I really like the mix of solid shapes and the stripes too, it's a proper picnic type blanket :)

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  31. To anyone considering ordering from Julie's store - it is a great experience! Super quick shipping - even to the middle of America, and the colors are even prettier than on the computer screen, oh, and it's super soft too :)

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  32. Such talent! This blanket is lovely.

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  33. Wow, I love the mix of colours, and the stripes!

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  34. Looks great!! The combination of striped and plain diamonds works really well, what a great idea!
    Alex xx

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  35. Gorgeous! Kind of like quilting meets crochet. Can't wait to see the finished blanket.

    Karen

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  36. Your blanket looks really wonderful! Is there a tutorial or pattern somewhere for these diamonds? I've never crocheted diamonds before so I'm not sure how to make them. Thanks!

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