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Rosyhf 12-16-2017 09:20 AM

Colorful Stuff, story time
 
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Hello my Quilting friends. I noticed that July was the last month that I posted lol. I saw a crochet Mandala and off I went to pursue it. I took a break from La pass, the last quilt I was working on. I needed this break lol. Anyway I took three months to crochet this Mandala and then I went on to Persian Tiles. Normally, I prefer to knit, but some things just have to be crochet and here is a story.

40 years ago, My MIL crochet this king size quilt. She used double yarn and a very simple square pattern ( just something to keep her busy and happy) Well, no one used it because it was so heavy and cumbersome. It was passed on to me and I was on the verge of donating it. I started to look at the yarn and saw how very colorful it was. I decided to rip it all out, and roll into balls, it took days. I filled two king size plastic containers with yarn. Then I download the videos and pdf's of the mandala. It has taken 3 months to finish it and it so inspired me that I worked on it everyday and never got tired of working on it.

I am posting some pics of it and the Persian Tiles (I am currently finishing that one) I have just enough yarn left to finish the Persian Tile. I am presently sewing it together and then the border and all the yarn will be used up and we still have her memory of it and now Everybody want it lol....

Rosyhf 12-16-2017 09:24 AM

The top two rows of the persian tiles are already sewed together and I will finish the sewing up today and hopefully I will get an idea for the border as I do not want to make the triangles to go in the sides lol.....can you imagine all those colors?

bearisgray 12-16-2017 09:27 AM

Wow! wow! and wow!!!!

Those are beautiful.

QuiltnNan 12-16-2017 09:58 AM

amazing works of art!

quiltingshe 12-16-2017 09:59 AM

That just took my breath away! It is so beautiful. I see you have it on the floor, but you wouldn't really walk on it would you?

coloradosky 12-16-2017 09:59 AM

Absolutely gorgeous!

Tartan 12-16-2017 10:38 AM

​Recycled and gorgeous!

Teen 12-16-2017 11:28 AM

Gorgeous! Wow...

Anniedeb 12-16-2017 02:13 PM

I hate to repeat everyone else, but WoW!! Amazing!! Stunning!! Gorgeous!! You have been very busy and are extremely talented!! Love them!!

Rhonda K 12-16-2017 03:15 PM

Fabulous & Festive! Love your colors and designs.

Barb in Louisiana 12-16-2017 03:46 PM

Those are both beautifully done. You are the queen of crochet!

Jingle 12-16-2017 06:11 PM

Absolutely gorgeous. You are doing a wonderful job on them.

Rosyhf 12-16-2017 08:20 PM


Originally Posted by quiltingshe (Post 7963895)
That just took my breath away! It is so beautiful. I see you have it on the floor, but you wouldn't really walk on it would you?



goodness no lol. my neighbor has this huge front room and I wanted a complete pic of it...

Rosyhf 12-16-2017 08:24 PM

Thanks Ladies, I 'm so glad it thrills you as much as it thrills me lol....the color is just wonderful and I stuck to her color scheme and just pick through it but it didn't matter what I picked, it all went together. I love the gypsyness of it....I so enjoyed doing the mandala that I ordered DK yarn from England and it's coming in box here and there.. and the colors are awesome....this time it will be my choice of colors lol....

Judith1005 12-16-2017 09:06 PM

Oh my goodness, they are works of art. What a great way to keep the memory of your MIL. And, what a great way to upcycle. They are both beautiful!

cashs_mom 12-16-2017 09:10 PM

I just love the mandala. Where did you find the pattern for it? I haven't crocheted much in years but I might be tempted to start again to make something that pretty.

bibi 12-17-2017 03:47 AM

Just love it. Absolutely beautiful work.

BETTY62 12-17-2017 03:59 AM

Awesome. What great works of art. They are beautiful.

Geri B 12-17-2017 04:29 AM

The colors are spectacular! This is all done with the yarn you repurposed? I haven't crocheted in a long time, but this is tempting......where did you find the pattern? And the Persian tiles.......wonderful! Makes me want to visit the yarn dept. again

Joset 12-17-2017 05:04 AM

wow that is pretty

meanmom 12-17-2017 05:40 AM

WOW! These are fantastic. Great way to reuse all of that yarn in to something beautiful.

Bug Lady 12-17-2017 05:56 AM

OMG!!!!!! This is beautiful! Love work and such creative art. Thank you for sharing.
Merry Christmas. Karen

sash 12-17-2017 09:32 AM

Oh wow. That is just absolutely stunning. Beautiful, beautiful. Makes me want to crochet, did it many years ago, but never very good at it. Sure makes me want too though.

madamekelly 12-17-2017 09:40 AM


Originally Posted by Rosyhf (Post 7963862)
The top two rows of the persian tiles are already sewed together and I will finish the sewing up today and hopefully I will get an idea for the border as I do not want to make the triangles to go in the sides lol.....can you imagine all those colors?

When I used to crochet, if I had no idea how to finish an Afghan, I usually opted for a simple double crochet ruffle. Works on any shape, and nearly always looks intentional. Just my thought for the second one...

quiltingcandy 12-17-2017 09:45 AM

I love both - you have quite an eye for putting all those colors together.
Many years ago I saw a lady on a TV show talk about re-using yarn - she suggested it since wool yarn was so expensive and lasts for years. She was demonstrating how to dismantle a sweater she had made and wanted to make it into another one. My very first crochet project was a Christmas afghan that was a throw size at one end and queen size on the other - I kept buying yarn and adding to it. Needless to say it was put in a closet and never used - then I saw that show, pulled it out, dismantled it and made 3 separate Christmas afghans.

sJens 12-17-2017 11:39 AM

WOW, WOW, WOW they are both beautiful. When I saw you had taken something apart so you could use the yarn, I thought "oh no" because it was made by your MIL but they really are beautiful.

Rosyhf 12-17-2017 04:51 PM


Originally Posted by quiltingcandy (Post 7964631)
I love both - you have quite an eye for putting all those colors together.
Many years ago I saw a lady on a TV show talk about re-using yarn - she suggested it since wool yarn was so expensive and lasts for years. She was demonstrating how to dismantle a sweater she had made and wanted to make it into another one. My very first crochet project was a Christmas afghan that was a throw size at one end and queen size on the other - I kept buying yarn and adding to it. Needless to say it was put in a closet and never used - then I saw that show, pulled it out, dismantled it and made 3 separate Christmas afghans.


My thoughts exactly. Mine was so outdated heavy and nobody was using it...now it's on the couch or bed etc and everybody loves it. I feel if it not being used, donate it or redo it....

stichinluvr 12-18-2017 06:29 AM

Those are really beautiful! Can you just single crochet around the outside to leave the beauty?

RuthiesRetreat3 12-18-2017 11:23 AM

WOW! You are so creative! Your home must be something enticing. Beautiful job.


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