Saturday, 4 February 2012

Spring Flower Blanket Ta dah!

It's finished at last,  Yippee!


I've spent the last week joining the squares together and tidying up the ends as I knew I wouldn't get round to it for ages otherwise.  It was a great feeling to finish the border and stand back and know it was all done. The sun was getting quite low when I finished, but I took it out the garden for some photos.




I just love the colours. It's so spring like and pretty. Definitely a keeper, this one :)



It seems like it's taken ages, but checking back it has only been a couple of months with not much being done over Christmas, so not too bad.

For the border I did a single round of double crochet, (UK terms) and then a simple shell round of 3 trebles into 1 dc, miss 1 dc, slip stitch, miss 1 dc.  I tried a few ways of doing the corners and settled on 3 trebles in the corner stitch and 2 in each of the ones either side, giving 7, which seems to work ok.  I couldn't decide what colour to use so I used a different one on each side!  Well, why not :)



The wool was a mixture, the same as my last blanket Here,  just leaving out some of the brighter colours.
It's quite weighty at 2lbs 11oz / 1.2kg which works out at 24 x 50g balls.   At about 4 feet square it's a nice size to snuggle under on the sofa, or lie on the end of a bed.

I've really loved making this one and enjoyed reading all your comments.  It's so much more fun making things when you can share them with loads of other people, rather than just hubby saying "nice, what's it for?" !!!!


So, what's next?  I've been getting inspired by quilts again and think I'll try and finish some of my old w.i.p.s before starting some new doll quilts. Watch this space.

Hope you have a lovely weekend
xxx

68 comments:

  1. What a beautiful blanket! I love the way the squares are joined and love that border! (especially the different colors on each side). I'm longing for the colors of Spring right about now...this blanket reminds me of all the beautiful flowers that will grace our world soon! Hugs, Annette

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  2. Beautiful! Just wonderfully Spring. I like the different colored borders

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  3. This is a gorgeous blanket. You've made me want to dust down my hooks and get cracking on a crochet blanket now!

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  4. That is quite simply one of the most beautiful blankets I've ever seen. Well done you.

    Stunning!

    Heather x

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  5. Your blanket is so beautiful. Lovely colors and beautiful squares. Well done.
    Meredith

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  6. Wow that is so pretty and girly its beauitful. The flowers make it appear so delicate. I adore the colours its just full of girly charm. Well done you its such a great sense of achievement when you finish. My partner has just walked by and said WOW look at the flowers how do you make those? i said i have no idea ;-)) Enjoy it, dee x

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  7. Really really beautiful & i just love the different colors on the border :D
    Lovely!!!
    Karen xxxx

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  8. This is fabulous. Love the mix of colors and the different squares. Job well done.

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous! This is definitely one of the best blankets I have ever seen...would you mind if I linked to it on my blog about the Beautiful Blogger Blanket of 2012? Can't wait to see your next project! :)x

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  10. This is absolutely beautiful! Wonderful job!

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  11. the colours are beautiful, its perfect you must be so pleased with it. You inpired me to enquire about a crochet class x

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  12. What a lovely blanket, it's beautiful.

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  13. Wonderful. The colours are so pretty and feminine and go so well together.

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  14. Your blanket is most beautiful, I am immediately fallen in love with it. You have used and combined so very pretty candy colours and they work together so very well. I have to pin a picture in any case and this blanket will be on my list for future crochet projects.
    Have a lovely weekend and cuddle up in your lovely new blanket,
    with my best wishes,
    Suzi

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  15. Honestly, it has become a beautiful blanket!
    Congratulations! Great job!

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  16. Your quilt looks amazing! Such pretty colours and patterns. Well done!

    Wish you a happy weekend,

    Madelief x

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  17. E'meravigliosa!!!!!!!!!!

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  18. Oh goodness that blanket is gorgeous.
    Teresa

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  19. Oh, my!!!!! That is simply gorgeous!!!!

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  20. It's just lovely !!!! the colours are perfect ...bright, cheerful and so feminine. I LOVE it :0)
    Jacquie x

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  21. awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!! you make me like try to make one too!!!!

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  22. So pretty. My hubby says the same thing about my creations!

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  23. Absolutely gorgeous!!! May I ask where you got your pattern for your flower square? I want to try one with all my odds and ends. Thank you. LaDawn

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    1. Hi,thanks for your comment. In case you haven't found it yet, the pattern is from "200 crochet blocks" by Jan Eaton. Good luck. xx

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  24. Oh! WOW! I'm in love with it. The colors are fantastic, and your squares are so incredibly perfect!! My work is always a little wonky. :-) This will be so beautiful displayed in spring.

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  25. Hi Debbie.. Just to let you know that I posted the link to your beautiful blanket today..and also have given you the Versatile Blogger Award if you would like to pop over to my blog to collect it...and the rules! :)x

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  26. I love it!!! Very happy colors and I really love the flowers in it!! X claire

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  27. Found your blog today :) Love the blanket you made very very much!
    Iris

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  28. It´s lovely¡¡¡
    Great¡¡
    xx

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  29. Wow, your blanket is stunning, I think it will be going on my to do list. Tahnks for the inspiration. Deb xxxx

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  30. Your blanket is gorgeous! And inspiring.
    Judy x
    http://vintagehomespun.wordpress.com/

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  31. Absolutely stunning! I was so inspired by your beautiful blanket I have already ordered the book and am starting to collect some lovely yarn to make my own. Thanks!

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  32. Waouh! It's so beautiful and cute! I love this blanket!
    Congratulations!

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  33. This blanket is so beautiful!!! You're a true inspiration! I've given you the Versatile Blogger Award so I hope you like it! lol x

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  34. Lovely blanket! I love the colours you've chosen!

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  35. oh what a lovely crochet throw! I'm such a fan of that old CK print on your duvet too, shame they dont carry it anymore...
    Jessie, xo

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  36. Wow - it's just gorgeous like a little rolled up garden of flowers. You have such a great way of combining colours.

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  37. That is stunning i love it. Just found your blog whilst blog hopping - i'm going to have a cuppa and have a good read. Debs x

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  38. That's interesting - I have made a few of those pesky 'waterlily' squares, nice to see them in a blanket. Lovely work.

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  39. Just found your blog via Lucy of Attic 24. I love it but can't find how to follow your blog (just the comments) :( Can you advise me?

    Carol

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  40. Hi Carol. Thanks for wanting to follow me :) If you click on the "join this site" button at the bottom of the page it should tell you what to do. xx Debbie

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  41. Your new blanket is absolutely beautiful! I love the colours and the textures, just gorgeous.
    Helen x

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  42. Wow! That has to be one of the most beautiful blankets I've ever seen! It's incredible. I have total and utter blanket envy and absolutely want to make one myself. Have a fabulous weekend!

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  43. I have given you an award.

    http://cherylgraftextiledesign.blogspot.com/

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  44. Debbie, this is just the prettiest blanket ever! Love your colour choices, and that you used a different colour on each of the sides of the edge ... beautiful.

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  45. I just discovered your blog. LOVE IT!!!!!! And this blanket, WOW!!!!! I am amazed. It is just gorgeous.

    Can't wait to look through your archives. You do beautiful work.

    barb

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  46. Wow! absolutely beautiful!

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  47. I am in love with this blanket!!! You have inspired me to make my own - I've just posted about it and linked to you!
    Maria x

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  48. I think this blanket is the most beautiful one I have ever seen my mum taught me how to knit and crochet and your blanket has inspired me to get the crochet hooks out and i have just purchased Jan Eatons book on Amazon cant wait for it to arrive I am so pleases that I looked on Pinterest today

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  49. Bravo pour cette très belle réalisation. Les couleurs choisies sont vraiment magnifiques ! Beautiful !

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  50. I've just discovered your blog after just discovering how to crochet myself....lovely blog and I just love this blanket, it's so perfect, from the colours to the design and just love the edging too.....if you get bored with it I have the perfect sofa for it to drape over LOL

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  51. Oh...! This is so beautiful!

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  52. Just gorgeous... coul'd you explain how you did it?

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  54. please complain to Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/?id=208282075858952 Thanks

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  55. I have been looking about for inspiration for my next project. I have certainly found it in your lovely blanket and I am delighted to find that I have the book that the block comes from.

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  56. This is absolutely beautiful. Where could I find the pattern?

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    1. The book is "200 crochet blocks" by Jan Eaton.

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