First up is the blanket. A couple of years ago, I decided to learn how to crochet. I needed a "portable" project and hand sewing doesn't really appeal to me so crochet it was! And a perfect design for a beginner is the granny square. So I spent a little bit of time on YouTube, found some tutorials and before you know it, I had my very first granny square.
When I prepared my Q1 FAL list back in January, I put this blanket on my finish list (it was number 1 in fact). After months of those granny squares just sitting there, I decided the blanket needed to get finished.
I joined the squares with single crochets, which was super easy and quick. I love the texture it gives to the sashing between the squares.
The yarn is Sugar n Cream, which, in retrospect, isn't the softest yarn to use for a blanket. That is why it'll probably end up on the back of the recliner we have in the living room. But it's done and I'm happy with it.
Next is a mini Pineapple wall quilt. I mentioned this pattern in my post about the strawberry mini. I used yellow and green scraps (making this Scrappy Project #5) and a white background.
I quilted it with the same designs I used on the strawberry: some back and forth lines in the green, paisleys in the yellow and pebbles in the white.
I now need to make at least another fruit - even though my sweetie thinks I'm insane and completely out of control... :-)