My major Christmas project has begun - and I'm going to need every bit of time I have between now and December to finish it.
The Ohio Star Variant Quilt is a crocheted quilt. It consists of many, many, many little crocheted squares that are joined together like pieces of a fabric quilt would be. The squares measure approximately 2 1/2" - aren't they cute?
Very cute, indeed. But how cute are 1200 of these little squares going to be?
Yes - I said 1200.
Here's the design:
Here are the colors I'm using:
Lion Brand's Wool-Ease in
- Fisherman (instead of white)
- Cranberry (instead of red)
- Avocado (instead of blue)
I'm going to keep track of my progress on the side bar. As the photo shows above, I have 20 red squares and 5 green squares made - but I'm not counting a square as finished until I weave in the ends. I don't want to leave all the weaving until last - that would be wholly depressing to sit down and have to weave the ends of 1200 squares. So it's a bit of motivation to weave as I go so I can mark a square as being complete.
A bonus of this project is that the squares work up quickly and at this stage, it is very easy to work on this during my commute. Once I get to joining squares and finishing up the entire thing, then it will be a home based project. But right now - it's perfect for commuting.
If you're interested in making your own crocheted quilt, the Happy Yellow House has many other designs from which to choose.