Friday, May 3, 2013

Getting it all Connected!



Friday's at The Perfect Knot are what I call "TGIF" days. TGIF stands for "Thank Goodness I FINISHED!" It's a fun little day where my wonderfully Tangled friends are welcome to show off their Finally Finished projects on the page. I love seeing all of their fun & creative projects that everyone has made!

Well today it's my turn to share with all of you!

Recently I shared with you the Sunflower blanket I was working on. (You can see the work in progress or WIP Here.)

80 Squares completed before joining



















Well now it's made it to it's new home & I can share the joining & the final project with you!

It took me a little while to decide on a joining process. I tried a couple of different things & they didn't quite give me the look I was wanting. So I hit up google & Pinterest & eventually found something I liked that could work.

I decided on a slightly modifed version of this join from DROPS Design http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/us/video.php?id=175


Close-up of joining




















Close-up of joining on vertical rows



















80 Squares joined vertically


Close-up of sqaures joined both vertically & horizontally
 


















Well, it took me about 3 days to get everything connected vertically & horizontally, but I finally got it all connected & done!
















Here's the picture of all the squares connected before the border.

80 Squares joined both vertically and horizontally




 
Ahh the border or "hug" as my friend Pam calls it. I like that idea of calling it a Hug! It makes it feel like it has this great warm embracing feel to it & it just makes you want to wrap in the blanket & snuggle! It makes me smile to thing of that. :)

Again I tried a couple of different things that didn't work before I finally decided on something I liked.


I love texture & I love things that bring out the characteristics of the elements already in the design. So I finally decided to incorporate a similar pattern from one of my other patterns for the border.

I decided to brighten up the blanket a little bit so that it really popped but I wasn't sure what color. I eventually decided on the same yellow color as the Sunflowers with a little help from Pam.


Close-up of the Border detail
Well the math finally worked itself out and the texture was right and it looked like a great mimic of the joining. So I plugged along for 2 more days & finally got the rounds of the border completed! (YAY!)


The closer I got to finishing it, the more I realized I was both sad & happy to get it finished & have this project Finally completed.





Border detail
It's been a long journey to get it there, but it was finally finished & ready to go to her new home!


















Finally DONE!
So here she is all completed right before I sent her out to her new home.
I completed her on April 30th, 2013.
She made it to her new home in TN on May 2nd.


You can see the pictures of her in her new home here at my friend Angie's.

It's been a fun ride in creating this blanket. I admit at times it was both fun & frustrating when my imagination didn't play out the way I thought it would or should, but the final product ended up being one that I am really proud to say I created!

I hope you've enjoyed watching the process of it all come together.
Thanks for sharing in my journey of creating!

Have a great day & God Bless!

Michelle K
The Perfect Knot Crochet and More

4 comments:

  1. Now I love me some blankie making! My most favorite way of showing someone I love them! I name them and I hug them and I put my prayers and love in them. I am thrilled that you like my hugging idea, maybe just maybe it will catch on and this world will be just a bit more loving. Love you!
    ~pam

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