By Carol Alexander
Welcome to the glorious international of granny squares! those cherished motifs were a precious a part of our crochet background for good over a century and so they proceed to grace our models and houses in numerous inventive new methods. they're super-easy, transportable and you'll lead them to out of virtually something.
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3. Apply the diluted color with foam brushes. Dabbing creates texture while long brush strokes produce smooth color. Begin with the lightest colors first, laying down a basic wash of paint, blending the colors. You can always go darker, but sometimes it is difficult when using transparent paint to go lighter. Then it is time to go back over areas, creating highlights and contrasts. Coastal Strata, 17˝ × 23˝ (43cm × 58cm), Gloria Loughman Begin with lightest colors first, laying down a basic wash.
If the shapes are less intricate, a narrow satin stitch can give more definition. 2. Remove the freezer paper from the segment background, and roughly cut out the design. 3. Cut a piece of paper-backed fusible web slightly larger than the freezer paper guide, and iron this to the back of the edge trim fabric. Iron the freezer paper guide to the front side of the trim fabric. Iron freezer paper to right side of trim fabric. 4. Cut out the decorative edge trim, using the freezer paper as a guide and adding a 1/4˝ (7mm) seam allowance along the side matching the segment seam edge.
Blue Violet Blue-violet Hexad color scheme—analogous Fabric samples highlight equidistant color scheme. 32 Fabric samples show second equidistant color scheme. Quilted Symphony—A Fusion of Fabric, Texture & Design Construction African Dreams, 38˝ × 49˝ (96cm × 125cm), Gloria Loughman My construction process is based on making the individual segments and then appliquéing them together on a base of tear-away stabilizer. The advantage of this technique is that the segments can be embellished with intricate stitching while they are still small and easy to maneuver under the sewing machine.
101 Granny Squares by Carol Alexander