Hello and happy half term!
How wonderful to be full time Patchwork Heart for a week!
I am totally in my happy zone!
A few weeks ago
feeling that my creativity was being stifled I began playing.
I was inspired by the wonderful colourful images in my feed
on both Facebook and Instagram from the talented
So I dug out her book
and started playing with hexies
Join as you go is my favourite joining method
I love the texture it creates and making the blanket as I go.
These tesselating shapes are just perfection to me!
I loved the simplicity here
of working with just 3 colours
fondant pomegranate and raspberry
it was so easy to work out
which colour order came next
as at each corner 3 hexies meet
meaning that you just need 1 of each
I worked from the centre outwards in rounds
and love the hexagon shaped blanket with its uneven edges
It wasnt long before a simple picot edging
completed the blanket
and it was sold!
So what next I thought . . .
and a bigger hexie blanket!
The idea of this blanket was to try out some
that I had been given
This time I worked in rows
using 11 shades
oh what fun planning each row
I love the multi coloured hexagons
and my next hexie blanket will use even more shades
Stylecraft Special DK wins every time for me
for blanket making.
I have to say again and again
it is so soft, beautiful to work with and has great washability.
The Hayfield Bonus I found to have a very cheap feel
and the different colours have different thicknesses so its not for me.
I'm pleased to have had the opportunity to try it
as I know many people like its large colour range.
I am sure the blanket will look great when complete though
and have confidence that a wash with plenty of fabric softener
will help it along nicely!
Thank you for the many lovely comments you all send,
I am sorry that I do not have time to reply individually.
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Have a wonderful hooky Bank Holiday my friends
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