"But, really, why does anyone create? You feel a... a restlessness inside, a need to make something new, something no one has ever seen before. You want to add to the beauty and the richness of the world with a gift, an offering that is uniquely yours. It's an act of selfishness and generosity, all rolled into one."

-- Bruce Coville,
The Last Hunt

Friday, September 20, 2013

Blue Vase

Here's a little more of what I started yesterday. Now you can actually see what it is.

It's the second Flower Pot from Jan Stawasz's book, with the flowers not yet made. As I was analyzing the diagram for the second round, I realized that I did make a slight mistake on the first round. Two of the outer rings should have had a different picot configuration. However, this was purely for decorative effect and didn't affect the joining at all; anyone not looking at the original pattern would never know. In any case, I was not about to tat the first round yet again. Besides, I'm also going to vary the flowers a bit from the pattern.

I really like the shape of this. It does need just a little bit of blocking before I start on the flowers. One nice thing about living in the desert, things dry quickly, so blocking doesn't take very long.

I used size 20 Lizbeth in 649 Baby Blue and 654 Navy Blue.


  1. I like the design and the color. Good job. I will watch for the rest of it.

  2. Looks very nice!! Can't wait to see it with the flowers!! :)

  3. Yes you did a superb job! nice color cant wait to see the next post!

  4. Fabulous love the colours you have used

  5. I like the blues you've used. It makes the design look so different from the all white one. Very pretty!

  6. Beautiful! I love the colors and the pattern!

  7. Gorgeous so far..! I like your colors, especially the blue. My favorite color...