Monday, June 17, 2013

Crochet Patchwork Pillow; farewell to the scraps

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More scrapbusting is happening around here.  I do believe I have mostly tapped out the scraps, if you can believe it.  I just counted, and it looks like I managed to squeeze this, this, this, this, and also this blanket out of the scraps.  And a whole mess of hats too, and maybe some other stuff I’ve forgotten about.  Most of these scraps are leftover from this epic project, made possible by the Great 70% Off Sale of 2012.  So if you’re after making one of those, be warned:  that baby wants a lot of different colors, and you’ll be smothered in leftovers.  Which hasn’t been a terrible thing for me, and it feels strange not to have them anymore.  With the last of them, or the pretty ones anyway, I made this pillow cover; there were just enough different colors left to make it work.  The motif pattern is from The Royal Sisters, found here

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What to do now?  It is one of those mornings today, with golden sunshine pouring in the open windows and doves in the garden.  Cloudless blue sky.  It is an old-fashioned morning.  I’d like to tie on an old apron and shoo some hens around, and bake a pie to cool on the windowsill.  Hang the washing on the line.  Later, I think I’ll sit in a rocking chair on the porch, sip an iced tea.  Imagine some non-scrap project possibilities.  Already, I’m thinking about this, which has a lovely, scrappy-ish quality.     

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Wow, no scraps left.  What an odd feeling. 

29 comments:

  1. I love your patchwork pillow! Think I may have to give this a try :)

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  2. I love your new scrappy pillow. I have scraps left over form a baby blanket I made that would be perfect for this, I can see a lovely pillow outside on my blue swing.....now to find the time.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  3. That looks great, really harmonious colours. I went down to no scraps and you are right it is an odd feeling. Jo x

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  4. Love the pillow ~ it's in my favourite colours :O)x

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  5. Very pretty scrappy pillow. I think I would feel like I had vertigo without any scraps (yarn or fabric!). I can't imagine going to the cupboard and finding it ... bare! Best bake that pie to keep your hands busy ;) Enjoy your old-fashioned morning! Wendy

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  6. I love your scrappy projects. I have alot and I need to use them up also.
    Yesterday in Nova Scotia, we had the same sort of day; old fashioned is a perfect way to describe it. I kept commenting on the sounds and smells. It was perfection.
    Love your blog! Carla (Socks Ahoy!)

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  7. Your pillow is gorgeous! I love how you added the white squares in with the colorful ones. I must try this! How weird not to have scraps! I've never had that problem! :)
    ((Hugs))
    Eileen

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  8. Only one thing for it - a nice new order of wool! I love the green in the cushion - you would never think you had made it up of scraps. Well done - now how about some jumpers for the chooks? Jane x

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  9. I love the colors of the pillow. What is the backing? I don't know how you do it finish so many projects so quickly. You're amazing. And yesterday it was sunny here in Ohio and today it's raining. Enjoy the sun!

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    1. The backing is just fabric--I make a fabric pillow and then just sew the crochet to the front of it. :)

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  10. Well done on banishing the scraps in such a pretty way .. that cushion is gorgeous ~ Sarah x

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  11. Just beautiful Kristen, I love the colours, they remind me of the seaside x Penny

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  12. It's so beautiful! Love the colours x

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  13. Lovely cushion Kristen, the colours look so nice together. I think I may go crazy if there were no scraps around - just gotta have some choices!
    Have a great week!
    Joy x

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  14. I love this pillow! I am making a blanket out of the same granny square. Lots of bright colors for my younger sister!
    Lori

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  15. Such a lovely pillow, Kristen, as are all the beautiful things you created with the scraps left over from that gorgeous blanket. You are so, SO inspiring!!!...and quick as a wink too. ;)

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  16. Very sweet cushion! Love the colors you chose.

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  17. Lovely colour combination! Oddly, my few scraps that I have are often just ugly little pieces which I never dare to look upon again. Usually I have either a big hank of wool left or everyting fits perfectly into a project... It's a gift I think ;)

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  18. I love the few patches of match-y colours against the white. Beautiful! :-)
    Carly
    x

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  19. Your living room looks so nice, and I love the new pillow addition. I like that pattern from Royal sisters. How long did the pillows stay neatly on the couch after your picture was taken? As I write this two of mine are on the floor.
    I can't believe you finally reached the bottom of the scrap barrel. Good grief you had quite a run!!!!

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    1. Haha, thanks! It stayed that way until the first person came along and sat there. Now it isn't so tidy anymore! :)

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  20. Your living room looks so comfy and cozy. I also love the flower print. On the new pillow, did you do 14 across by 14 down for the squares? I have so many scraps around and the pillow would be perfect use of them. Love your blog! I look everyday to see if there is a new post!
    Deb P.

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    1. Thanks very much! I did 7 across x 7 down--25 white and 26 scrap colors--and the back is fabric. :)

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  21. The colours are fab together and your settee looks sooo inviting.

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  22. Love the mini granny squares...adore the cushion looks fabulous on the sofa
    Sue x

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  23. Oh my goodness! Your pillow is absolutely beautiful! I'm coming up with all kinds of ideas! Would you mind telling me which technique you use to connect your squares? Thanks so much!

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    1. I sewed them together through the back loops, with right sides facing. :)

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