The first one is a little daisy granny, which was almost exactly what I was looking for. I wanted a yellow and white daisy with a colored background. I love the look of colorful flowers on white, but I just don't think I would handle it very well if the girls spilled stuff on it. Anyway, this is the inspiration:
The other idea was the Fantasy Garden afghan from the book I have. I did not really love the afghan in the book, especially the color scheme, but I felt it had potential. =)
So I crocheted up a square of each to see which I liked better, if I liked either one. Here is what I came up with:
Daisy on the left, Fantasy Garden on the right
The Daisy square is cute, but it's really small. About 3". Which means about 280 squares to make a 42"x48" afghan. Eek. I'm not sure I'm ready for that. Granted, they take like no time to work up, but still. It's intimidating.
Overall, I like the Fantasy Garden better. Instead of a solid color flower in the center, I made the first row in yellow and the next two in white. It looks so much better to me that way. I even messed up and made 13 petals instead of 12, and was able to make it work. It's about 5.5"... almost 4 of the other squares.
I showed them to Zoe to get her opinion and when she saw the Fantasy Garden square, she gasped and proclaimed it "perpect!"
So Fantasy Garden it is.
I'm tempted to do it all pink, but I'll be so sick of pink when I'm done. And having 3 little girls, it's best not to get sick of pink. I found some pretty light blue and light green today. Maybe get some lavender... Oh, the decisions never end...
But first, I must concentrate on sock monkeys!