I know it’s only been a few months since Christmas but I have so many makes I do for Christmas I have to start planning early! I have been thinking about what to focus on this year as last year I seemed to focus on sets of crochet coasters and cross stitch cushions for people – I lost count of how many I ended up making! While thinking about this over the last few months I have seen some really nice quilts both online and in magazines that have given me a lot of ideas to make some quilts, so many ideas in fact I have decided that most people’s made present this year will be some form of quilt!
As well as having a box starting to burst open full of granny squares wanting out, I am now starting to fill up my patchwork box with competed patchwork squares! However, the good thing is the sooner it fills up the sooner I can put the quilt together and get using it as it is needed very soon with all this cold weather!
I have been using some other shapes for these to keep all the squares different, I hope I don’t run out of ideas before I have enough squares made!
Since I am having an enforced break from my crochet blanket while i wait for some more wool, I have decided to get some of my patchwork squares started.
I haven’t got a planned pattern but I am going to put designs into a 20×20 cm Square which can then all be but together at the end when I have enough. I was just going to use mini squares and triangles, but I had a few ideas using some other shapes so have now also got mini triangles and a few other shapes are going to sneak their way in as I go along too!
I focus on each square one at a time, and decide what layout to do and what fabric to use before tacking the fabric to the templates and then hand sewing together. To make sure all the finished squares are the same size I lay the paper template out for the next square on top of a previously made square.
I have got a few squares made so far, and I am really happy with how they are coming out and how well all the colours are going together.