Now I'm going to reveal that long term project I have been working on and yes of course it is a blanket, I started this way back in February but I fell out of love with it and it was pushed into a bag and stuffed under my bed. Well I rescued it a few weeks ago and now I am working on it every day and I have fallen in love with it again.
I find I have to take a strict regimental approach to blanket making otherwise it will never get done. I am using this motif which is very popular but I first found it on Angie's blog here I love these little wheels of colour.
I have let my self go a bit crazy with colour, using all the colours I have in my stash, I want it to be bright and cheerful and I find that as long as you have one joining colour pretty much anything goes. I'm not going to reveal the joining colour until it is all done and according to my calculations that will be sometime in November maybe just in time for my 60th birthday.
As you can see these motifs have three rounds
What I do is choose 3 colours and do three motifs a day with just these three colours so I have three colour combo's like this.
As you can see I love playing with these cute little wheels, I make colour stacks like this, then I can see what colour I need more of, that way I'm hoping to get an even match of colours throughout the blanket.
I have calculated I need 360 of these little colour wheels altogether, I then began to worry that I wouldn't have enough of the joining colour so I did some more calculations and realised I wouldn't have, luckily I found some of the same colour on line and was able to stock up, if I had left it till November I might not have found it.
I love making blankets by working slowly just a little bit a day you know that eventually you will have something beautiful at the end, and because you do just a little a day it still leaves you time to get on with other projects.
Hope you all have a lovely weekend :)