Hi thanks for stopping by, my name is Tracie and I live on the southern Cornish coast. I have to work to pay the bills, as we all do, but what I really enjoy, is putting on my craft head and trying new and exciting crafts. I will try to keep you all up to date with all my endeavours, disasters or successes. I also have a website and two online shops, the addresses I will post on my blog. Tracie
Tuesday, 23 August 2011
Granny Square Cushion
I have been thinking about making a granny square cushion for a while but have had so many things on the go that I never seemed to get round to it. But the other day I thought I would make a start on it, I wasnt sure what colours to use, do I go for pastels or something a little brighter. As I has a lot of Stylecraft yarn in various amounts I thought I would go for a little randomness. I wanted it to be bright but not so bright that you would need to pick up a pair of sunglasses to look at it.
As I have been working nights this week it seemed an ideal opportunity to get on with making lots of little granny squares. The squares were easy to do, but I still struggle with the whole joining on the go thing, sometimes I get it right and sometimes they end up all bunched up, I think the term is less haste more speed!!!
Once I had finished all the granny squares I had the task of deciding which colour to use as the background for joining them all together. I couldn't make a decision between the beige or the olive green, but after much thought I went for the beige........ and I think I made the right choice as the beige sets off the colours of the granny squares really well.
Below is the picture of the first two squares joined together, this is always the easy bit, it is when you have to add another one into the mix that I tend to get confused.
Well, eventually I succeeded in joining all squares together. I wanted to have a contrasting colour for the back of the cushion, and settled on a rich red, for the large granny square, the only trouble was that I ran out of red before I reached the end...... don't you hate it when that happens, so for the last few rounds I used some more of the beige, but also used the olive green.
And there you have it, my first granny square cushion, and I can honestly say that I am really chuffed with it and it now has pride of place on the sofa.
Oh well, thanks for stopping by for my ramble of the day.