Thursday, October 4, 2012

creative space | simple square blanket


Love starting a new project. Love finishing it even more.
 
I started working on this blanket, sometime towards the end of January. It has been with me through hard days, long weeks, sick days and times when I need calmness. I think it is the repetition of patterns and stitches that draws me to long term projects like this. I loved that I could pick this project up at the end of a long day and not have to think about where I was up to or that it could sit there for weeks without being touched.

Inspiration for this blanket came from the lovely Pip and her super simple squares. Initially, I thought I would stitch the squares together... that lasted approximately three days before I realised how much extra time it would take me to do that and I decided to join my squares as I went. The blanket ended up being 132 squares and I added one row of treble stitch around the edge (still not sure on the best technique to 'finish' a blanket). I wasn't too fussed with the pattern that was forming, my main criteria was that the same colour couldn't touch! Once again, the most tedious part of the blanket making process was stitching in all the ends, next next, I must remember to do this as I go.



For me to finish a project it needs to be achievable and I need to see it coming together as I am working on it. This blanket was perfect for that. 

Are you glad to see the end of a big project?
What have you been creating?

Playing along with my creative space
(it's good to be back!)

9 comments:

  1. Very impressed with your blanket! You have given the Grannie square an update! :)

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Pippa. I love the repetitive nature of this blanket, it's just busy enough for me!

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  2. Really, really love this, well done - simple, striking, understated.

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Gardenglut. I am so happy with how it turned out. I don't want to pass it on to it's recipient!

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  3. LADY! LOOK AT YOUR BLANKET! It's so gorgeous. You did such an amazing job. I am totally inspired by your blanket radness! x

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  4. This is adorable - love the colours and the random way you've mixed them up. I'm also pretty impressed that you only started this in January. I reckon finishing a major project in under a year is a major "tick".

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  5. Just wanted to let you know I've nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Nomination Awards. It's been great finding your blog through blog school. Take a look at the blogpost + link and share the love. I wish I could sit still long enough to knot something so lovely, well done!
    Www.PoppyFoxathome.com
    X mummafox (mandi)

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  6. You have been nominated for the 'Very Inspiring Blogger Award' because I love what you do. Click on the link to see the nomination www.makedosew.com

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