What are you up to today? I have been having a bit of a restless week, I am having trouble settling at any one task, I am doing little bits of things and then moving onto something else, not a very productive way to be! I think I am trying to achieve too much in too short a time and so am not really getting on with anything properly!! Oh well, I guess I will just keep muddling through my days, and hopefully this restless mood will pass.
Anyhoo, onto other more enjoyable crafty matters, I thought you might like to see what I have been playing around with as a side line to my bigger autumn blanket. I am experimenting to find a way to create a diamond blanket that has all different coloured diamonds using the tapestry crochet technique, instead of rows of the same colour like my last couple of blankets. I still really love the rows of colours, but would like to have a go at a more patchworked effect with individual colours for the diamonds. I know I could just crochet lots of diamonds and sew them together, ( I am doing that for another blanket) but I like the nice thick fabric that the tapestry technique creates and also it would be fully reversible instead of having a right and wrong side. I am sure this has been down before, but I enjoy figuring things out for myself!
So these rectangles are where I'm at. Each one is a made up of two colours, and when I sew them together I will get a multi coloured diamond pattern!
I am liking how geometric they are looking, I think you could make an interesting blanket just by combining random colours and sewing them together in rows. Lots of potential with this I think!
But this is what I am going for at the moment, see how I am getting nice big diamonds from the four rectangles when they are placed in this pattern? I'm happy with that!
I have to be careful that I do the colours in the right spots to make this work, but if I do a colour layout on diamond graph paper I should be sweet.
So you see lovely readers, my love affair with all things harlequin goes on!! :)
We will see how this turns out once they are all sewn up......
Doing any experimenting over at your place?
PS. A big hello to all the new people reading this blog, and thank you for all the lovely comments you guys leave me, I really appreciate them. Everyone is so supportive, encouraging and kind in this creative blogging community!! xxx I am making a big effort to become a better bloggy
citizen ( I have been slack for too long) and to reply to comments you leave here, so if you leave a comment maybe check back in a day or so and I will hopefully have replied to you!
I have only been doing this for a little while, as I realise I should really make more effort to communicate other than just my posts, which I kind of see as open letters to you all!
Anyway, it could all fizzle out in a week, but I will try not to be
overwhelmed and to stay on top of things!
I have something nice for you all coming up soon, I hope you like it!
Have a great day!
Talk soon, J xx