Thursday, February 8, 2018

A vintage box filled with...



So what's in the box? That beautiful vintage tin box. Inside the box, my friends, is a happy colorful project of mine. Stacked grannies in colors and cream. Just collecting them in a box is half the joy. Actually this whole project has been pure joy from the start.

In need of some color play on a grey autumn day, I started this project sometime back in September. Or maybe it was October, I'm not so sure anymore. You see I have this big round basket filled with my very last bits and bobs of Tilda yarn (Oh how I love Tilda yarn... I do have some odd colors left in my shop if you fancy, check the color chart in my Yarn Shop. It is 50% off original price) and I had this urge to make something cheerful and fun with it. I didn't want to make it complicated, just have some fun, and the classic granny square NEVER fail to cheer me up.  I had a pretty clear mind of what I wanted: 3-row colorful grannies mixed with 3-row white grannies. Mixing them together in a patchwork design... I got started. And then I got distracted by new ideas, Christmas and all that and the project landed in a basket on hold. That was until Sandra at Cherry Heart blogged about her Battenberg Blanket.

As it often occurs, Sandra and I tend to be in symbiosis at times with ideas, WiP's, thoughts and reflections... And so even this time. Her cute Battenberg Blanket is based on a similar idea as mine. Same, same but still so different, different. We giggled a bit behind the scenes about this coincident - again!!! - and Sandra encouraged me to show what my project looks like and so I dusted off the yarn basket and took out my neglected Granny Patchwork project. And so here it is!!!

Sandra is making 3-row solid granny squares in wonderful colors from her great collection of mini skeins, matching them with 3-row solid white granny squares in a patchwork design. She has also come up with a great Modular Join Tutorial which is a join-as-you-go technique for her blanket. She is so clever dear Sandra. Amen to that. However, my project looks a bit different and I will sew my squares together. Yes I know!!! What on earth have I done to myself??? But you know what, I'm so excited about this project that I can't wait to get started on the sewing. This fusion of crochet and patchwork is just really REALLY making me excited. I just hope it will come out as I imagine it in my head.  I'll show you more another time. Until then, enjoy the eye candy.








Kärlek
Annette


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14 comments :

  1. What a gorgeous tin, and how perfectly your squares are fitting in. I shall look forward to seeing what they become. CJ xx

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    1. It is the perfect match: vintage tin meets granny square. :) Thanks for always leaving some cheerful words. Very much appreciated. Happy weekend.
      Xxx
      Annette

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  2. I started a patchwork some six years ago, with the left overs from my ripple. Trouble is it got too big and I needed more yarn. So much for using up the left overs. I sewed it together and it does look lovely, all the edges butting up nicely to one another. I just got fed up with the size of it and the same colour yarn needing to be purchased so it got abandoned.

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    1. That is a bit of a sad story, but maybe seeing this can inspire you to bring your project back alive. You have probably done most of the work already. Just that last stretch to go. Good luck.
      Xx
      Annette

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  3. Vintage and wool - perfekt combination! :)
    Best wishes from bavaria

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    1. Very true! I find myself being a great match maker. :) :) :)
      Happy weekend dear.
      Xx
      Annette

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  4. Anette, krásný box a jak se hezky naplňuje!! Moc se budu těšit, až se čtverce dají dohromady!
    mějte krásný víkend
    Jarka

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    1. Thank you so much. Happy weekend to you too and thanks for visiting.
      Xx
      Annette

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  5. That looks like a good project for using up all my sock yarn remnants! :)

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  6. Hi Annette,

    Love the old vintage box and all the squares in it are beautiful. Love all the different colours.
    Have a nice Sunday.

    Sweet greetings,
    Emily
    (casacreaemilia.blogspot.nl)

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    1. Hi Emily
      Thank you for popping in and leaving some sweet words. Have a wonderful week.
      Xx
      Annette

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  7. Those colors... they indeed inspire so much joy! Keep on growing this project of yours, it can only bring happiness through all those beautiful little pieces!

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    1. Hi Daniela
      The project is growing and a lot of happiness is spread through these squares for sure. Thanks for popping in!
      Xx
      Annette

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Kärlek
Annette

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