The original came from this book and I have gleaned hints and tips from all and sundry - Julia, Attic 24, Elizabeth Kat, Danielle and Calico & Ivy. The yarn I have chosen is 65% baby alpaca and 35% mulberry silk - I am so thingy! about what I wear against my skin - it has to be soft and beautiful - Andes by Debbie Bliss is just that!
Whoohoo! Look at that - as you can see, I have used a 3.0mm hook, it's a Clover and I just love them! I was originally going to stick to just the four featured colours, but now have decided to lash out - I'll be phoning Calico & Ivy tomorrow morning! I'm very happy with the way the flower is sitting - without blocking and using the smaller hook than recommended.
Oh, I don't know if I can do this - Christine's Dolly Quilt Swap 2 is due this month and still I have nothing prepared - maybe I should steal some blocks from a quilt block swap - aren't they pretty - such lovely colours and prints in the repros!