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Photo from Lea Redmond at Leafcutter Designs
Have you heard about Sky Scarves? 
I know I might be a thousand years behind on this one, but the Boy's mum told me about a project she is starting - each day of 2013 she is recording the colour of the sky and will be knitting two lines of a scarf in that colour, with the aim being at the end of the year she has a scarf to remind her of the year - she has wool in white, two shades of grey and two shades of blue. 

It sounds like such a great idea, but I can't knit for the life of me, so I thought I might give it a go, but making a quilt. I thought squares of these coloured fabrics might make a wonderful quilt - now all we have to do is figure out the logistics of making 365 squares fit into a quilt {see the problem with that one?} and we'll if I have the patience for it. I am a great fan of starting a project and letting it fall by the wayside!

Are there any quilter out there who'd like to offer me some advice? 

But, if this plan fails, maybe I could try my hand at creating one of these stunning Sky Scarves;

By Mav, blogged about by Joanna Goddard

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  1. Back in November I promised myself I would make a quilt in 2013 but have yet to buy the materials or decide on a pattern. Let me know how you get on, I need a kick up the rear to force me to start.

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    1. You might be waiting a LONG time before I finish (although I am planning on doing a month's colours at a time) I'd say - just do it. This will be my first attempt at actually making one too!

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  2. I love this idea but I can't knit either or crochet and I have never tried making a quilt #craftingfail

    Good luck! x

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    1. I've never tried a proper quilt before either - i am hoping doing it slowly will mean i a) don't mess up b) i actually read about what i am supposed to do!

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  3. You could use like hexagons and just patchwork them together - which is pretty simple to do. Although you'd need a lot of them to make up a quilt.

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    1. I've been thinking that i might sew 12 squares on a months sky that I can then sew together into one big quilt later. If I do it in pieces, it might actually get done.

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  4. I love this idea. I made a goal of crocheting a blanket and after a frantic amount of granny-squaring and sewing together between Christmas and New Year, it's finally starting to take shape! A sky-quilt sounds like an awesome idea too!

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    1. I would love to be able to crochet properly - i can make a beanie and thats about it. Will you be sharing the quilt when you're done? x

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  5. This is a great idea! I can't knit very well either so I don't know what has possessed me this year to learn crochet :/ The quilt idea is good, maybe make a mini one so you don't end up abandoning it?!

    By the way, if I were to knit a sky scarf using where I live as inspiration.... it would be grey.... all of it! Ha! ;) xx

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    1. I can crochet one thing - beanies & that's only because i was taught to do it by a bunch of pro snowboarders I lived with on my last season - apparently that's what all the cool boys did!

      I'm thinking of doing the quilt month by month and then piecing them together at the end, then i have 12 small projects rather than one big one. I have a feeling in Sheffield there might be quite a lot of grey too!

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  6. I love the idea of knitting or sewing the sky!

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    1. You should join me too - you can knit right? c'mon - get involved!

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  7. Oh man that's an awesome idea!

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    1. You should totally do a crochet one - and if you're worried about having missed the sky so far - it's been a mixture of grey, dark grey and white ;).

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