May 11, 2011

Squares and Swirls...

This is what the finished granny squares look like for my project. There's a real pile of 'em so far! I just counted number of squares on the inspiration piece and it looks like I'll still need to make 15-20 more! I don't mind, though, because I love the soft pastel colors I'm using.
In case you love these colors, too and would like to use them for a project of your own, I'm using Lily Sugar & Cream cotton yarn. The multi color ball is color number 19016, and the creamy one is color number 01004.
So, I've put all the squares and supplies into a handy basket that I can carry around with me at home. I added my (g) hook and a small pair of scissors and now I'm all set to crochet at night while I sit in my favorite spot.

I had to giggle reading your comments from yesterday's post. I already told you it's not going to be an afghan. So, here's another hint: It's not going to be a shawl either. (hee hee) Tomorrow, I'll reveal what I'm working on. I just can't leave y'all hanging. (Well, I could - but I won't! giggle)
I went back into the studio yesterday and started working on the Summertime quilt again. I had already assembled the long element for the caramel swirl blocks, so I squared up the half square triangles so I can put together those blocks next.

After the caramel swirl blocks are finished, I'll join them with the checkboard blocks to make up the finished blocks. I'd love to have this quilt top finished in time for our guild meeting next Tuesday.

Let's see...If I work on the quilt during the day and the crocheted grannie squares at night...hmmm. I might finish both projects before the end of next week! Let's hope I have the concentration. Setting a goal always helps me. How 'bout you?

22 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Oh, you are a tease! Goals are good, deadlines are even better:) Twyla

nancy huggins said...

I too love making granny squares but always make them into an afghan..Maybe you will give me another idea...can't wait to see what it will be :)

Michelle May (Shell) said...

Looking forward to seeing them both!Have a fun day creating!
xx, shell

Carol said...

Well, I'm hangin' by my toes, waitin' to see what you're doin'
xx, Carol

Quilt Kitty said...

Love the colours of the yarn you are using! Tracee xx

BLISS angels said...

Donna you tease! but was that a hint??? is it going to be a wall hanging?

Dani said...

pretty colors...wondering what they will be....I saw that yarn at Michaels and wondered how it would work up....very nice

Rebecca said...

Lovin' the colors in that afghan! YUMMO, Donna!

xoRebecca

Deb said...

I haven't made a granny square in years but looking at yours makes me want to pick up some yarn and make some. I really love the colors you're using. It's going to be so pretty when it's finished.

Madame Samm said...

ahh the yarn is scrumptious...yep...and yes about your summetime....I am sitting here waiting, waiting....what's next lol

Sarah said...

Hello, busy lady! Eager to see your summer quilt project. ~ sarah

Cozy Little House said...

I love the colors in that quilt!
Brenda

Sherri said...

Now you have really piqued my interest on what the granny squares will be made into!!

GerryART said...

Tried to comment yesterday, blogger.
I love these colors, thanks for the numbers.
Now you have me stumped. Don't have any idea what these lovelies will turn out to be.
hugs,
Gerry

Chris said...

Seems there might be a blogger issue. Couldn't access any earlier today.....LOVE your colors, Donna! I can't wait to see your project.

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Hi, Donna! It's good to hear from you. I'm reading backwards - so bear with me. LOL I am loving those granny squares - the colors are so delicate. And that quilt motif is spectacular, too! Can't wait to see both of your finished projects! Theresa

Wawanna said...

Donna, waiting with baited breath to see what your crochet squares will be! Lovely colors. Your blog looks very nice. I am into crocheting lots of different granny squares with bright colors for the Spring.

rubyslipperz said...

I LUV the grannie squares. I've not thought of doing these squares with the Sugar Cream cotton...this is a wonderful idea!

hugZ,
annie
rubyslipperz106.blogspot.com

Suzann said...

Oh I love crochet. The memories that it conjures up for me is so wonderful. Thanks for making my heart smile tonight.

Lynns Lovelies said...

I love these colors, Donna and am curious too, about what the 'project' is!!
I admire your talents so very much and so happy to see we have the love of crochet in common♥

Hugs,
Lynn♥

Kris said...

Donna - I love the colors you are using for your grannie squares!!! And even though I have crocheted for many, many, many years, I have never thought of using Sugar and Cream for crocheting. I make a lot of dish cloths from the Sugar and Cream but no crocheting!! I love it!! What size hook do you use? Kris

Susanne said...

Hello Donna, I love your granny squares, I have tried to find out how you have made them, could you please sent me the pattern.
Best regards
Susanne in Denmark
sblomst@hotmail.com

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