My process working these Sunburst Granny Squares by Priscilla Hewitt started with this..
moved on to this..
then once I made the six squares the rest was pretty much guess work. I wanted the cover to go all the way around and under the top so it sits firmly around the four corners without slipping off and fortunately it has worked, and it fits like a glove.
I have to take a moment here to tell you what this lovely little step is used for. In years gone by it was used for small feet so they could reach the kitchen counters and help with the cooking and baking and washing up (yes we start early here! :-)). Now that we have a little island in our kitchen, life seems a great deal easier as they can sit up there and join in with the baking and cooking. We are definitely foodie people in this house and I love the fact that our kitchen is the hub of our home. So back to the step, well since the island came into force the poor little step got deranked, so to speak, and is now used for the lovely Sinbad (our cat), so that HRH (His Royal Highness) can get to his food, yes he refuses to jump up on to the counter, but can jump over a six foot fence, go figure. I suppose there is a certain level of delicate preparation required before eating ones supper, not wanting to upset the old digestive tract and all that, and for this little chap it is the red, um more like grey carpet. It did make me giggle when my doh (darling other half) asked me what I was working on and the expression on his face when I told him that I was actually making a cover for the cat's stool, I mean where are my priorities?! In my opinion we all need a little TLC and this time the coin fell in favour of our kitty soft paws, aka HRH.
Anyway, I am digressing. So as we had just painted the kids playhouse, photo's to follow on a post soon, we had some pink paint left and as I am fairly comfortable in my frugal zone, I couldn't see it go to waist sitting in our shed growing layers, thanks to our very inconsistent weather and cold winters, and then being thrown in the tip next year, so I put it to good use and painted HRH's step pink. OK, it most probably wouldn't have been his colour of choice, but then again there are certain compromises one has to make as a cat, colour being one of them. I mean they can't see all colours right?
I have already started the next project with these lovely squares and look forward to sharing this with you soon.
Wishing you a very creative week.