Thank you for all the funny comments you left on my last post! I expect to see lots of knitted helmets and crocheted carpets soon!
I am very excited this morning because of this....
My circle in square blanket is finished!!! I have called it my jewel blanket because the circles zing out of the beige background like shining jewels.
Want to see some more?
Note the swishy edging!!!!
It is made from Stylecraft Special DK and has 100 squares. It is a sofa blanket rather than a bed blanket so it isn't huge, but is plenty big enough to snuggle into.
I love love love it!!!!
Enjoy your day! xxx
Oh it's gorgeous! You're so right, the colours really do pop against the beige. And I love the edging. Well done. Enjoy snuggling up on the sofa with it. xReplyDelete
I couldn't make something like that in a million years. I love the colours. There is nothing like a cosy blanky to cheer you up on a less than tropical spring evening - of which we have many.ReplyDelete
Tjingeling pling like we say in Swedish (meaning Hi there, kinda!). Isn't that a blanket to be proud of? Wow! What a master piece. I love the fact that you have chosen beige as a joining color. It really does the trick. Curious to see what your next project will be. I am sure you are already on something new. See you next time. Ciao for now.ReplyDelete
Forgot to answer your question. Thanks for popping in! :D I still struggle to align my squares but with a some practice I am now getting better. My not so well aligned squares are seldom shown in my pictures... Call me smart! :D
Diary of a Quilter has taught me a lot on my quilt journey (she has the most fantastic tutorials and tips and tricks for how to make a great quilt) and her best advice on this issue is to pay attention to your seam allowance when piecing. It should ALWAYS be a 1/4". That and the importance of cutting perfectly measured squares does the trick really.
Have a nice rest of the day. And see you soon again. Coming over to yours for a peek too now.
Just fabulous! Love the edging... I want mine finished now, but have decided to do at least 200 squares - now that it is past the perilous cushion size! Wouldn't it be good if the blanket could stay on the washing line all year round... it would be a constant cheery sight!? xReplyDelete
Gorgeous. gorgeous, gorgeous! xReplyDelete
Wow, it's gorgeous! Would love to hide under that! :)ReplyDelete
Stunningly beautiful!! I was actually gasping aloud when I saw it first, the colours seem to dazzle against the soft background, what a fabulous achievement, well done you!!ReplyDelete
Love Julia x
Thank you, ladies! I finally get to keep a blanket for myself! xxReplyDelete
Anrea - that blanket is just stunning! Beautiful!ReplyDelete
Oh, it's so pretty. Well done you. I too love the edging!!!ReplyDelete
it's just lovely, strangely i've been working on mine this morning, which is also going to be 10 x 10 squares just like yours, i'm just finishing my 9th row & have started thinking about how to edge it & i love the way you've done yours, did you use a pattern or just make it up yourself?ReplyDelete
Oh Andrea - this is beautiful! It looks so so good draped on that chair AND you get to keep it ! How good is that :)ReplyDelete
Your blanket if beautiful and colorful, nicely done!ReplyDelete
Such a beautiful colourful blanket, lovely.ReplyDelete
The blanket is amazing..beautifulReplyDelete
It's gorgeous. I think it's been named perfectly, the colours do stand out like jewels.ReplyDelete
Oh wow, I love it so much! And I agree with everyone, the name is just perfect. The bright colors against the neutral background are incredible. Great work! :)ReplyDelete
Gorgeous blanket! What a lovely one to get to keep for yourself aswell!! I also just finished my circle granny, just weaving in those pesky ends on the back. I thought of hanging mine on the clothes line as well for pics, but alas its raining.ReplyDelete
It's absolutely beautiful Andrea. I'd like to make one similar for my next blanket. I've tried searching for a pattern on line but the link appears broken to the one I keep finding, are you able to share the pattern? I'm STILL doing my 1st blanket, I'm finding it's taking ages to sew in the ends, I crocheted over most of them as I did it but I don't trust just doing that and would hate for my ends to start unravelling. Seeing as you've now a few blankets under your belt what do you think is the best way to finish off the ends? Got to go, 2 yr old insisting I come see his pirate ship, but your blanket is really lovely, lovely!ReplyDelete
Thank you everyone! There are so many of these beauties around. I know several of you are making them and a quick search on Flickr reveals a treasure trove of jewel blankets!ReplyDelete
For those who are interested (Andamento!) I used this pattern...
Wow, It came out beautifully!!!ReplyDelete
One word to describe this beauty: GORGEOUSReplyDelete
and the border: GORGEOUS TOO :)
You must be proud!
Have a beautiful evening snuggled under your jewel;)
Andrea it's so lovely! The colours work PERFECTLY against the beige background, just gorgeous.ReplyDelete
Well done on finishing it!
What's next on the list then eh?
Andrea, incredible! It really came out beautiful. I can imagine you being so cozy sitting under it while sipping your morning tea. Love your photos, especially the closeup showing the edging.ReplyDelete
Fab fab fab blanket - well done! Now I want to crack on with my own even more! C.xReplyDelete
this is Amazing Andrea! I love it: the design, the colors, the edging.... very well done. Enjoy it!ReplyDelete
Oh Andrea how beautiful !ReplyDelete
Indeed the colors are like jewels !
Big job done !
Have a nice week !
that is amazing you must be proudReplyDelete
OOOOHHH it's SO beautiful! I love the colors you chose! Now I want one too! I guess I'll have to add this one to my already longer than I can ever do in my lifetime list of blankets that I MUST make. Beautiful, what a great heirloom.ReplyDelete
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Im all fingers and thumbs, well done Andrea I love the beige very nice touchReplyDelete
This is absoulutely gorgeous!! Makes me want to hurry & finish working on my Hexagon blanket....The circles in the centers of mine are colorful just like yours here with an off-white border that really makes the colors pop!ReplyDelete
Andrea this is just so beautiful!ReplyDelete
Jewel blanket is so right for it, the colours do stand out.
The colours are fantastic, the neutral squares bit offsetting th circles perfectly!
You clever thing you!!!!!!!
So now I want one and my long list of things I want to make is now even longer!!!!
Maybe I'll have to settle for a cushion as I already have one blanket on the go and have yet to finish one!
Lovely! The colours are beautiful, and the edging just sets it all off perfectly. It looks so lovely and snuggly!ReplyDelete
Hi again Andrea! Just wanted to say how much I've been enjoying looking through your lovely colourful blog at all the beautiful things you've made, and thank you so much for including me on your blog list! :)ReplyDelete
Hello Andrea ... MY, what a lovely time I've had looking around your blog! It makes me want to pick up my knittery and finish off my WIPs! Yay for finishing your blanket, yay for the weekend, and best of all: yay for stumbling across Apples and Pears :)ReplyDelete
Oh it is just fabulous! You have done a wonderful job! And you inspire me to keep going on my own (sadly neglected)blanket, too! Well done, you must be thrilled. Laura xReplyDelete
Andrea, of course I must agree with everyone, this is truly a Jewel!!! Love it immensely, so beautifully done :-)ReplyDelete
Oh that's just so lovely!ReplyDelete
Congratulations on making such a beautiful creation and thank you for providing the pattern link too. I'd love to try making this.
truly utterly divine. love it xxxx and thanks for the award, what a treat!ReplyDelete
Congratulations!! Your Jewel blanket it's like a real jewel. So beuatifulReplyDelete
Just love it!! Congratulations on a job well done - love the design and colours.ReplyDelete
Andrea!!! Such gorgeousness!!!! Its really, really beautiful, an amazing blankie for sure. And as for that edging...wow, inspired. I love it!xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxReplyDelete
This is lovely!ReplyDelete
OK, I've started one now! My centre colours are completely different to yours but I like the idea of using parchment as the background colour. Can I be cheeky and ask how many balls of parchment you needed? Thanks,ReplyDelete
Love your blanket and your blog my very first visit but I will be popping back. Found you through Adamento. TTFN.ReplyDelete
Your blanket is so gorgeous, I just love your colours. Gorgeous job.ReplyDelete
I've only just noted the swishy edging! Am going to have to reread the post and ALL 53!!!! comments to see if you reveal where to find the pattern....see you laaaaaaater xxxReplyDelete
Oh wow!!! I loove love loveee your blanket. It's completely gorgeous..! Where did you find the pattern..?! The colours you've chosen are amazing.ReplyDelete