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Topic: Granny Square Pikachu Quilt *many photos*  (Read 1373 times)
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kyut530
« on: June 10, 2010 04:23:04 PM »

I was inspired by this awesome looking quilt--http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=314101.msg3613943#msg3613943 by enemyairship---and I want to work on a Pikachu (as the title implies) I think I'm about 1/3 done with making the granny squares (give or take a few). I'm using this as a "summer project"
Saw the "pixel work" on a person's site---I couldn't find that sprite online for some reason (I think I was looking in the wrong places)

What do you all think of it so far?
(note: I don't have all the black granny squares completed for the last few rows on the pic...)



And question: how do you all keep enthused about a long project that takes a while to finish?

*Update* I've been working on a ton of squares, lately. Well, not a ton, but quite a few have been completed since then---I now have about 11 yellow ones and a red one to finish before I begin the sewing phase. The small skeins that are about 2.5 oz. can make about 7-8 squares. Not a bad deal...I think...


--a fraction of the granny squares in the box I used...

*Update # 2*
The rug/quilt is now about 75% complete---complete as in the segments are done. I've finished 3 quadrants (pretty much) and all columns that will go into this. And when I've laid it out, it appears to be about 4' or 5' (well, one quadrant is about the length of my arm, so...)
And once I'm done with this---I'll be ready to make a new plushie--I won't make anything yarn related until I finish this.
Also, tomorrow I'll be teaching a colleague how to crochet :3...at least, how to do the basics. lol


The Second quadrant---aka. the head of pikachu


Update # 3
It is finished!! Took about 2 months for me (granted there were some days where I didn't work on it at all ^_^; )
And I posted the finished product on  Pikachu Quilt Completed!!!!
« Last Edit: July 22, 2010 06:12:59 AM by kyut530 - Reason: update » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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schnerby
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2010 04:28:19 PM »

Imagine how awesome it's going to look when it's finished! That always keeps me going...
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« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2010 11:40:20 PM »

I think sewing the squares together is going to be even more of a bother than making squares.

You just have to always have a ball of black or yellow with you and make a square whenever you get a chance to sit down.

Then when you get up to sewing it all together, take the time to sit in front of a movie and just get as much done as you can in those 2 hours, then watch another movie in the next few days to finish it off.

My mother reckons it's easier to use single crochet to attach the squares together than to sew them. Attach them in strips and then attach the strips together.
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kyut530
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2010 12:25:54 PM »

I think sewing the squares together is going to be even more of a bother than making squares.

You just have to always have a ball of black or yellow with you and make a square whenever you get a chance to sit down.
Can't argue with that--I carry a skein of yarn in my bag and work on some when I've nothing to do at work ^^; I've nearly timed myself to 20 min per square!...after I get a good rhythm, of course. lol


Then when you get up to sewing it all together, take the time to sit in front of a movie and just get as much done as you can in those 2 hours, then watch another movie in the next few days to finish it off.

My mother reckons it's easier to use single crochet to attach the squares together than to sew them. Attach them in strips and then attach the strips together.

I think I may give the single crochet linkage a try---would it be better to use both loops of both squares or just one loop per square?
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« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2010 01:37:45 PM »

Can't argue with that--I carry a skein of yarn in my bag and work on some when I've nothing to do at work ^^; I've nearly timed myself to 20 min per square!...after I get a good rhythm, of course. lol

I keep a skein of one color or another for myself in my purse, too. I can get a good flying rhythm going and get one done in about 12 minutes right now.  If I'm actually taking care, it takes close to 20.

I think I may give the single crochet linkage a try---would it be better to use both loops of both squares or just one loop per square?

I haven't crocheted something of this caliber together yet.  I'm sewing my rug together, but I've found either way, that if you go through the back look in the stitches instead of both, you get a less noticeable seam.
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