I've been continuing to put more time into crocheting lately than quilting. After spending some time perusing Ravelry Tuesday AM, I was compelled to jump into a new project despite having a few WIPs going. I swear, my crochet world is slowly starting to look like my quilting world! But when a project screams and pleads to you to be made, what'cha gonna do?!??!?
Red Heart's Prairie Star [Red Heart link | Ravelry link | YouTube series] caught my eye. It reminds me so much of a Lonestar quilt. One feature I love about Ravelry is the ability to look through projects others had made. Color combination after color combination, but the original color grouping still pleased me most. I love greens.
So, I dug through the small stash that I've accumulated so far since my crocheting addiction began last summer...
And I jumped in, full steam ahead.
This is a join-as-you-go project; definitely have grown to like this method if it involved motifs/units that need to be attached. The joining method took me a bit of stitching and frogging (crocheters slang for removing stitches); the directions were a bit wordy. Eventually, the lightbulb went on--duh! Easy peasy. I had found the YouTube video series and tuned into the clip that explained the joining method. The footage is a bit dark, but it did verify I had figured out the join correctly.
The motifs have become second nature now, 54 diamonds into the project. Each diamond takes about 9 minutes to stitch, join, and sew in the ends. So....54 motifs x 9 minutes = ~8-9 hours of time already invested.
I know there are ladies who set timers for 10 minutes in order to get some quilting/sewing time in. I figure if I can get at least a couple motifs in everyday, this'll eventually see a finish. :)