during our trip to the East Coast of Canada I gave this flower square pattern a go. through Vanessa's beautiful blog and this specific post I totally got the itch and printed the pattern off Mille's blog in this post. as you can see, the itch became a virus and I went a little crazy on combining colors. what's new haha.
cushion covers are easier to do than blankets if you like to make a variety of color combinations, and so far I have done four and there are two in the making. I absolutely love making these squares! they are so cheerful. on the downside they eat yarn like crazy. but well, that allows for more color variations which explains this bunch of cuteness.
different edgings I tried, with little bobbles, one with scallop edging, tiny cheerful loops of chain stitches, and one just straight. a variety in the last cushion I made, is the multi colored flower in blue tones. also very fun to make and I am sure I will add more multi colored flowers in the next cushions. red and white for example, for Christmas...
now the crochet part is over for most of them, it is time for sewing a backing to them. I choose to give them a fabric back, but that is easier typed than done. have you got any experience with this? do I have to sew a complete cushion out of fabric first, and then add the crochet top onto the front? or will it work like this; sewing the crochet front directly to the fabric back? your help and ideas on a pretty and efficient solution are very very welcome.
what I plan to do with them? no, they will not end up on my couch. may be one of them. but the rest is part of the collection that I will bring to the creJJtion table on 'The Tradition of Christmas Craft Fair' in Oakville, on December 1st. So exciting, so scary for the first time... well more about that in the coming weeks.
a very happy Tuesday for now and thank you in advance for your advice