I finish joining the cookie motifs

Yesterday, I picked up my mom and we headed over to my favorite local coffee shop, Bean Traders, with the hope that I would be able to finish joining the cookie motifs.

Fortified with a medium cappuccino, I got work while my mom sipped on a chocolate truffle flavored coffee and answered questions from curious passers-by.

By the time I finished the cappuccino, I had also finished joining all of the cookie motifs:

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I finish joining all of the crochet cookie motifs

But as can be seen in the above photo, the gaps between motifs are rather large.

I had realized several weeks ago that I was going to have to fill those gaps with something, and while I have been focusing most of my efforts on the cookie motifs themselves, I had also been at work designing a piece to fill in those spaces.

After several misses, I eventually came up with this circle/spiral:

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Thirty-six crochet circles to fill the spaces between cookie motifs

and while I didn’t have time to join them, I was able to get this group photo of all of the pieces that will comprise this year’s state fair project:

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All of the pieces in place

There is still a fair amount of work to be done: 36 negative space spirals to be joined, 150 or so ends to be woven in, and a border to be crocheted. No doubt I will encounter some errors along the way that I will need to take the time to correct, but all in all, it is looking as if I just might get this done before the sun sets on Sunday.

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7 thoughts on “I finish joining the cookie motifs

  1. Mmmm was wondering if the gaps were going to be filled in or not.. At firs I thought You would but as the piece grew (and there was no mention of it) I began to hope it would be left as its…… Seeing the spiral circles does change the ‘feel’ of the piece, but not in a negative way! Pondering now what type of border will follow!!!!

  2. Hi Leslie,

    I think your cookieghan 2.0 is amazing!
    Very impressive.
    Like Lyn~ I would leave the gaps open. But then it is more a piece of art than a piece that you could really use.

  3. Looking fantastic.
    Was wondering what you were going to do with the negative spaces, would have worked with large cookies also. Love your choice
    All the best for a smooth sailing finish
    Audra

  4. Go girl, I know you can do it! So far it’s so beautiful I almost cry. I’m so proud of you to do such a huge project for the State Fair and I’m sure you’ll be #1 in your category and if not, they’re stupid!!!! Take care and I hope you’re still enjoying the project. Betty Lynn

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