Tuesday, 23 October 2012
And so, in preparation, I thought I'd try to design a block myself. After about 5 minutes doodling I came up with this. I worked out all the sizes and knocked one up using different HST short cut techniques (I especially love Sarah Fielke's very neat Flying Geese tute here).
I was really pleased with how the block looked and decided to call it Bearpaw Squared, as it's got Bearpaws in the corners and squares in the middle. Also I'm often known as 'Bearpaw Squared' on Flickr as my Flickr name is Bearpawandbearpaw.
Please tell me if I have inadvertently made a block that already has a name!
So what do you think about a whole quilt of these? It is a 12" block so 16 would work pretty well I'm thinking. Would anybody like a quick tute and a pattern?
Yes I have started knitting! Because of course I need another project...
Sirdar Folklore chunky yarn we have in store and the lovely patterns in the accompanying pattern book. I used to knit a lot but over the last 5 years crochet has pushed all the knitting information out of my brain so that I couldn't even remember how to cast on! But once I got started it all came back, and I remembered that knitting is actually fun! Especially now I have bamboo knitting needles - what an improvement. And so quiet!