Friday, March 21, 2014

Pretty in Pink

I finished the baby blankets I posted about last week.  They were washed dried and ironed, then they were inventoried, and tagged.  I delivered them over the weekend, and was pleased that the new design was received very well.  I returned to the studio on Monday, and started on my second new blanket, but this time it will be for a baby girl.

This baby girl has already been born, so I better get a move on!  You can see the 4 colors I chose to work with.

Tulip is the main color, Daffodil is between the Tulip and the Purple, and the overshot design is in Limestone on a natural background.

Once I am past the pattern, I reverse the contrast colors and start the main colored center panel.  I was quickly to the other side of the blanket.  I finished with an overshot border on the other end, framed once again in the contrast colors, and I was done!

I quickly picked the colors for the next blanket and went to work,  this blanket will be for my inventory. 

For this second blanket, the main color is Old Rose, with Limestone, Jade and Purple as contrast colors.   I don't think you can see it in the pictures, but the Old Rose has a slightly coral tone, where the Tulip is PINK!

Once I have finished this one, I will do 2 blankets with blue themes.  One will be for a baby that is already born, and one will be for my inventory.   I love this new design!  The sky is the limit as far as color goes, and I can use up all the little bits and pieces of 8/4 that I have on hand.

A fresh design has given me a fresh outlook on an old project.  Whew, I don't have to rethread after all!

Until next time, Happy Weaving and Spinning, Tina


LA said...

You're having such fun playing with colors! I'm so glad your plan worked out so well.

Bonnie said...

Oh, how wonderful. They are beautiful. The sky is the limit.