CAL Update #2

I've joined in with Ladybird and Chrissie Crafts for a crochet-along. This is my 2nd update. It's given me the little push I needed to get started on an afghan throw for which I've had the yarn for a year or two.

So far I've made 30 + "hexie's" and woven in all the ends. I had to re-do 2 of them because I'd missed a petal outline in them. These were two of the first one's I'd made.

I started to stitch the hexie's together to get an idea of what they might look like. Then I got the bright idea to pin the pieces together with quilting safety pins. This way I can reposition hexie's if I decide I want a different layout. I'm hoping this will work as I've never done this before.

I'm liking how it is coming together but I will be repositioning a lot of these pieces.

Here are more "hexie's" and yarn waiting to be turned into more hexies.



Chrissie Crafts

26 comments:

  1. It's beautiful! I love the colors and the pattern. It will be a beautiful quilt!

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    1. Thank you Georgene (and others) for making me feel good about the colour combination. I like the muted colours and am glad they are working well in different order of use.

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  2. It's looking great! The colours work really well together.
    Marianne x

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    1. Thank you Ladybird. I'm loving your hexies too!

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  3. So pretty! I love the soft blues and greys...

    ~Have a lovely day!

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    1. Thank you affectioknit. I find the soft blues and greys very calming and soothing though I love bright colours too.

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  4. Wow, you are flying along! The hexies are looking very pretty indeed! At this rate you'll be done soon and can help me with my blanket... ;-) Chrissie x

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    1. Hi Chrissie, thank you for getting me motivated ;-) I'm making progress this week while I can. I hope I can complete this blanket before Christmas.

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  5. This pattern reminds me strongly of the blocks I carelessly crocheted for several teen age years, as I babysat. It was my mother's idea. She managed to assemble the lopsided little things into a blanket I used for years, until it wore out.

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    1. It's nice that crochet reminds you of good memories.

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  6. This is a great way to spend idle time alone, Ms Joyful! :) I would be interested to do this too since I crocheted when I was younger but I find it difficult to put together the pieces.

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    1. Hi Farida, crocheting is a great way to spend time. I get so into it that I must remind myself to take a break. I hope you can get started again on this work.

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  7. Beautiful, beautiful hexies. I love your colour choice.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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    1. Thank you, Irene. I'm glad you agree on my colour choices. Luv to you. Have a great weekend.

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  8. Hi Joyful! I love how they are the same pattern, but with different colors. They all blend so well! And maybe you'll get it done before the cold weather sets in.

    You are a talented person, Joyful!
    Thank you so much for visiting me while I was gone. I really appreciate our blog-friendship!
    Ceil

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    1. Hey Ceil, good to see you. I didn't know you were already back from travels. Glad you made it safely home. I appreciate our blog-friendship too!

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  9. These are such lovely colours together. The throw is going to be wonderful when its all done!

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    1. Hi Leeanne, thank you so much for your visit and your kind words. I tried to visit your blog but I don't see one. So I appreciate it even more that you took the time to comment anyway. Have a great weekend.

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  10. Gosh your a fast worker! Looking wonderful your colour choice is really lovely nice calming colours :) x

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    1. Hi FMN, I did try to work fast because basically I am impatient and like to see something completed or near completed as soon as I can. Normally something that requires so many pieces is scary for me as it takes too long so I'm beavering away :-)

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  11. You're doing a terrific job with your hexes Joyful, and I really love the colours you have chosen - they make me think calm, peaceful, healing!I am also impressed with your idea to use quilting safely pins to help gauge how things are coming along - well done!
    Warm hug, Joy xo

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  12. Those are beautiful but then I am partial to blue. You have a lot of patience and talent.

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  13. These are gorgeous, I love blues and greys. Deb x

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  14. It's exciting once you can see the overall vision coming together. Looks like the perfect autumn project.

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  15. They look so beautiful all next too each other. Amazing how different they look when you first start stitching them togther

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