First I just picked colours that matched the ones found in the flowers. There are quite a few (some not even on that photo).
I got started with what I thought would look nice but once I'd done nearly all of it, I decided I didn't like it: no, that red-pink (pomegranate it's called) was just too strong.
So now I'm going all the way around again with more sunburst squares.
This blanket needs to be quite a bit bigger yet.
On the tatting front, I've been tatting my little snowflake and wanting to add silver or gold to it for a bit of sparkle. I used one strand of Lizbeth 20 and one strand of very fine silver or gold thread (sewing type) - you can see the strands on the top snowflake where I've not trimmed them yet. It's a little difficult to tat with because both threads are so different and don't have the same stretch but it's worked out not too bad. Unfortunately, the sparkle of the metallic threads doesn't show on the photo… I tried scanning and photos and couldn't get it to show either way but it brings me to a question: do you know of a silver thread that works well for tatting? Is there such a thing?
Or should I just stiffen them and put glitter in the glue? Do you stiffen your snowflakes?
Sadly not much progress on a new snowflake for 2015 yet. I really hope I'll get there in time… fingers crossed… inspiration will strike!