Is that a stray marble and a dirty floor !
It's amazing the grime that shows up in a photo. Perhaps I should adopt photography as way to highlight the areas of my home that need some attention, I wonder if it would make me tidy?
Back to the blossoms. I had the idea of making a throw that would look like a carpet of flowers.
Here's a close up of the some of the squares,
The pattern is from this book -
Its by Jean Lienhausen and available here.If you have a few minutes check out the funky crochet sweaters designed by Jean Lienhausen featured in this interview with her.
You can see the flower pattern I'm using on the bottom right corner of the book cover. I'm really pleased with this aspect of the throw. However after searching I am finding it difficult to turn up a suitable pattern for the "in between" squares. I have something in mind but can't find a pattern that is along the same lines. Unfortunately my crochet skills aren't developed enough to be able to make my own pattern just yet.
I suppose I'm searching for a granny square with leaves or a leaf on it. Any of the squares I have looked at so far have been to lacy and as the blossom squares are heavy it doesn't make a good match.
I would love to hear any suggestions, or of any books that might be of help.
Although I like the effect of the colour around the edge of the square. For example :-
I decided against edging every square with colour. Deciding instead to go with green "leaf"squares in between the flowers. Hopefully making it look less blocky when put together.
I've also been playing around with ideas for the edging, more on that later.........