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