Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Work In Progress Wednesday - Rose Afghan Progress

I let Mary rest this week and picked up this cross stitch afghan, another of my 17 in 2017 projects.  I completed two more roses.  I usually stitch in hand, but this loose weave fabric makes that difficult, so I am using a hoop.  The little pattern that came with the fabric shows roses in 10 of the 20 squares and pink ribbons tied into bows on the other 10.  I'm not crazy about pink bows, but I don't know if I want to leave those 10 squares blank.   I'll think about that as I continue with the roses.




12 comments:

  1. Hi Amelia I love this,this is going to be stunning .

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  2. What about stitching hearts in the blank areas?

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  3. Hi Pamela
    Your blanket is so pretty. I like Queeniepatch's idea of stitching hearts between the roses. Or maybe a trio of small hearts step-stacked would be cool. Or not.
    xx, Carol

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  4. Where do you get these afgan kits? I've never seen at my local craft stores.

    Great progress :) I agree with Carol, maybe hearts. Or perhaps you can look online for a nicer bow design to stitch.

    Have a great day!

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  5. Hi Pamela, this Rose Afghan is so pretty, I would put a rose bud in the other squares or just leaves. I can´t embroider without a hoop, or everything seems to get twisted up in my hand and my needle pokes through fabric that isn´t to be embroidered.

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  6. Great to see that you made this project one of your 17 this year.

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  7. Those roses are so pretty! Maybe you could do a mirror-image of the roses and use another colour scheme in the remaining squares? Red or Cream roses might look lovely with the pink.

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