Will presumably be DONE today. Including the addition of half motifs and the ends sewn in.
When I was sorting out the next row (really two rows, a dip and peak), I was so blind I didn’t see that there are at least two sets of petals of the same color/yarn ‘touching’ and I’ve just found two edge colors that touch too. Now, I swear I checked to make sure it was all suduko’d. But maybe they got mixed up when I picked them up to sew together. Or maybe I just wasn’t watching carefully.
Then, in my eagerness to be DONE, I attached a motif THREE times before I got it where it was meant to be. This is impressive when the motifs only have six sides, and one was already being used. Then I did the same thing again a couple of motifs later.
I had a look to see if I could use the new row on the other side, but that wont work either. So, it stays as is and I will have to cope. :’(
I attached the half motifs and sewed the ends on before attaching the last row. I’ll do the other side halves when this row is added.
Whew…just looked at these side rows, and TECHNICALLY they aren’t the same, so it is two different navy’s.
My sister (who sews) asked me how much I’d charge to make one of these. I told her she didn’t want to know. She guesstimated 1000$. I said something like that. I’m sure she is shocked, even though I know she knows the value of handmade.
I’ve been thinking of it like this: (She makes patchwork skirts. Charging some 80$ for one.)
Ok, great. I’ve used say, 30 different yarns in this blanket. At 4$ a ball, that is, all by itself, 120$.
Oh but, its SCRAP yarn!
Yep, and by default, patchwork is made from scrap fabric.
Patchwork takes time to organise prettily.
Yes, so did this.
It took me lots of time to match all these squares and sew them together. My time is worth a lot.
I had to actually MAKE the fabric this is made from. Then hand sew them together, and neatly sew in the ends.
Each motif, including sewing in the ends, took about 30 minutes. At 15$ an hour, JUST making the 261 full motifs is worth ….3915$ add yarn…4030. Add on another amount of dollars for actually sewing the motifs together into strips, the half ones, the strips together and the resultant ends… and it is a VERY VERY expensive blanket.
So, 1000$ is a bargain?
Yep! at a dollar per full motif, not including any sewing together or halves, it is still going to cost someone at least 380$
Best get this finished. I’ll upload a photo when its done.
All in all, it has taken 7 weeks to make.