It only takes ONE person, and ONE act of kindness, to inspire others and create change.
That quote illustrates a great way to live and one thing I have discovered in the
creative blogging community, is that they are some of the most
generous and kind people around.
My friend Vicki, over at the 2 Bags Full blog is one of those wonderful
So when I was invited to be a part of her KINDNESS QUILT PROJECT, I was thrilled and honored to participate. An immediate "YES' was my answer.
4 squares - crochet and embellished.
Roughly 6 inches square.
These will be gathered by Vicki, assembled, and gifted to a special person.
What a wonderful way to share our love of creating with others.
I immediately went to work.
Details from Square #3
I made the base for this one from some wool blend, sock weight yarn using a C2C pattern.
Then I went into the stash.
I knew I wanted to make the roses from my friend Doni's, Tutorial . I've made a lot of these in different sizes since I first got the tutorial from her, so I consider this one tried and true.
So I gathered some cobweb weight thread in assorted colors from the stash.
I wanted this to feel like dried rose bouquets that we save from those special events.
I crocheted six roses and added vintage buttons for the centers.
For the "leaves" I crocheted a lacy doiley center from some nice, silky thread. The sheen and color perfectly fit the idea I was trying for.
Then a fussy cut from some vintage lace that my friend MaryAnn sent me.
The final bit of detail is a FAVORITE button that I have been hanging on to for YEARS.
Look again at those colors.
Does it give you the keepsake faded roses feel I was seeking?
I promise this is square - but it sure looks wonky in this picture.
I am really happy with how this turned out.
It is so exciting when the idea in your head really works out.