Sunday, April 11, 2021

More progress on Notforgotten Flowers

Notforgotten Flowers
Design by Lori Brechlin/Adapted by Spruce Ridge Studios
Hooking by Kris Miller

 Just one more leaf to go and then it's all background!  

I used a lot of textures and values of gray but threw in some gray blues and that wonderful pink and gray herringbone for the flower on the far right.  It's more of a salmon pink, or maybe a brick pink.  The scalloped leaf on the lower right was outlined with a gray herringbone and then filled with a grayish windowpane plaid.  It had a lot of cream lines in it and I picked out the strips that were mostly creamy and just hooked the gray strips.  Much to my surprise, the gray hooked up looking a little pink too, so it is friends with the flower above it.  A match made in primitive, neutral heaven.

Do you love to hook background as much as I do?  I know some people do not but I find it very relaxing and rhythmic.  It doesn't require a lot of thought so I find it perfect to work on while watching a movie or a program on Netflix.  I don't normally hook squiggles into the background, rather I just echo around the shapes, like the ripples a stone makes when it's dropped in the water.  However there are a few squarish shapes...I call them "blocks"... and if I continued to echo around those they would not look like they had any movement.  Just a big old blob.  A few squiggly lines hooked there should break up the area.

I am so happy with this color plan and honestly, I think it is my favorite version so far.  Isn't it funny how a dumb drawing mistake ended up being such a great learning experience and such a fun rug!

You can find the pattern here (no drawing mistakes, I guarantee it!):


Saundra said...

That's what ya call 'making lemonade out of lemons', lol. Are you using the wool Moon Shadows as the background?

acorn hollow said...

Just lovely, wonderful color choices

Saundra said...

Tried posting a comment but didn't see it so will try again. I love the colors you selected, as far as the mistake, that's what is known as making lemonade out of lemons, lol. By any chance is your background a wool named Moon Shadows? said...

It’s really charming! I love the effect you’re getting.

Kris Miller said...

Hi Saundra, I am not very good at remembering the names of wool fabric so I can't tell you if it was Moon Shadow or not. This was a brown plaid from years ago that has been sitting around. It has a tiny peach or orange line running through it. I decided that I wanted it a really dark brown so I threw it in the dye pot with a wash of brown/black and it came out a lovely dark chocolate brown
(a lot better than the original wool, in my humble opinion).

Robin Leuschen said...

Oooohhh. It’s BEAUTIFUL.