Here are 2 of my recently completed blankets. Both were done as part of CALs over the last couple months and will be Christmas gifts. I'm still a relatively new crocheter (about 18 months) so I learned a lot doing these two blankets (standing stitches, front/back post stitches, surface stitches, etc). I'm really happy with how they both turned out.
This one is called Demelza
And this is the Sunshine Owl
There are more pictures/details on my Ravelry project pages. Thanks for looking!