Friday, 9 August 2013

It Must Be The Time For Bedspreads

It's August and I just realized that around the same time last year, I started making the African Flower Bedspread. It's a combination of Cannon and Monaco mercerised cotton yarn. Just single strands.  If I chose to make it with double strands, it would have been heavy and chunky. 500+ pieces all handmade.
Now, I'm about to make another one, in a different design. Less colors, but the pattern has more dimension to it. I will be using total of 6 colors of Red Heart Baby Sheen yarn, but will play with those colors per round (I am trying to justify that this project will require the same amount of work I put into the African Flower bedspread - but really, it's not the same amount of work :p). The yarn is thicker than mercerised cotton, so I get a bigger size per motif (thus making it "faster" for me to get wider coverage per piece).

This is the first cluster. I usually make a first batch of motifs before making the rest of the required pieces. I like seeing how the pieces look like together, and it helps me figure out the color combinations for each row.
I went for the typical white border. It also feels fulfilling when you see the alignment of the spaces in the motifs. I'm talking about the "X" pattern of spaces crossing over from one motif to the other.

Each motif is around 4 in. x 4 in.
I'm planning to make a bedspread for a double size bed. It should be around 4.5 ft. x 6 ft. Based on my estimate, I would need 280 pieces (max.) to make the bedspread. Wusha. It took me 2-3 months to make last year's bedspread. I hope I can finish this one within the same time frame - or else it will fall into that void called WIP until next year. I have this thing with WIPs. If their shelf life goes beyond 3 months, they just stay there...forever! :p

This bedspread isn't meant for anyone actually (unlike last year's when a friend asked me to make it for her), so there's no pressure to finish right away. Let's see!

2 comments:

  1. Hello Trey,

    Ano pong hook yung ginamit nyo para sa African flower bedspread? Thanks po. :)

    Jho

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  2. that around the same time last year, I started making the African Flower king size bedspreads. It's a combination of Cannon and Monaco mercerised cotton yarn. Just single strands. If I chose to make it with double strands,

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