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Monday, February 27, 2012

Vote for a Design, PLEASE

These crocheted mitered squares were donated for Bridge and Beyond. Been doing LOTS of design work lately, lining up designs in que to assemble into afghans. I've not worked with crocheted mitered squares before and think these might work best solo...that is to say here all together vs mixed with other donated squares. I call this design window panes, with all the squares going the same direction. These are small squares and so I'll need to add. Perhaps I'll only add to 2 sides, perhaps...all the way around? Thoughts on which would be best? At this point, I assume I'm going to use cream/offwhite/ivory...
This design I'm calling Green Boxes. They would be stitched together (4 squares each to make 1 larger square). Again using ivory/offwhite/cream, I would enlarge the 4 larger squares.
Mixed windows....windows facing each direction? Mixed Squares? In my mind, I think I can see this might look more modern? That is if, I added only to 2 sides of each square, but made it offset, such that the green square would be in the upper corner of one block and the lower one of the neighbor block? Then again, maybe just adding to one side making them rectangles to enlarge and then joining them?

Thoughts, ideas, suggestions? Have you worked with all mitered squares before? Share please.

12 comments:

  1. The one thats most eye catching to me is the Green Boxes, I like the look of four smaller ones making the one larger one and I think the whole design pulls you in. Thats what I'd opt for anyway. :)

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  2. I agree with Ruth. The four small ones making up the one larger one. What size are the small squares? That said, I myself MANY years ago made one similar to the first design, http://www.crochetcabana.com/images/mel.gif . It was from a 1983 magazine so... heh I understand the appeal of the mishmash with them going off in opposite directions. My own brain likes to bring order out of chaos so I go for symmetry in my own work, which is not to say there isn't appeal for the other.

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  3. Thanks Sandie and Ruth, appreciate it. I've not done a big block for awhile, so that's a plus. Sandie, lol, you know me and mish mosh!

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  4. Off the top of my head, think the small squares are about 6 inches or so

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  5. I like the very first one bestest... LOL....have you tried puting them on point? I can't think of what it is called, but turn them so the point is at the top. so that the white v is inverted....you are going to town on these....good job.

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  6. I like the Green Boxes too. I don't know why but I like it much more. :-)
    But, when your blanket is ready it is going to be beatifull anyway!

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  7. The middle picture - perhaps I just like the symmetry..

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  8. Great input all, many thanks!

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  9. I vote for green boxes! Can't wait to see more.....

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  10. I like the first and middle ones... both are pretty!

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  11. I like Green Boxes best. I think it gives a neater and cleaner look to it.

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  12. I like the Green Boxes the best, but I don't think you can go wrong with whatever you decide!

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