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Monday, February 1, 2010

Rachel's Square . . . Squares #11

This square was an experoiment in color and design. I didn't want to start on a new square for a swap; I didn't want to make anything beaded so I picked up all the remnants of Vanna's Choice "Misty" yarns and started to work.

I suppose, if one would look into the crannies ofmy brain, there was a method to my madness. I knew I wanted four sections. I also knew I wanted some thin vertical striped. The vertical stripes didn't go through like I had envisioned.

The upper right quadrant was a "planned" fluke. I knew I wanted two vertical stripes, and for some reason I wanted them to join. When I saw that they were resembling the letter "R" I went with it. The only problem was I couldn't make it two rows taller due to the 12" x 12" constraint of the square. To remedy this, a little, when I did the border, I added one more row to the top of the "R" and was happy.

The heart in the middle third of the bottom was planned. However, the design around it wasn't . . . but when I saw what was emerging, I went with it. So now, I have a t-shirt with a heart in it.

I was going to name the square something to do with the heart. But when I saw the direction the blue stripes in the top, right quadrant were taking, the name changed.

So, in honor of Rachel Hainje, the square is now named Rachel's Square.

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