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« on: January 28, 2011 03:09:27 PM »

I asked for some advice here a few months back as I embarked on making granny squares for an afghan for my partner. It was a wedding present so it had to be super-good and long-lasting: I used a variety of acrylics for this.

Threw myself into this project with great gusto and finally, after making a couple of hundred squares, I thought the end was in sight. I'm sure experienced afghan makers will be snickering right about now. Took another 24 hours or so to assemble and put a border on. He loves it, though, I'm proud of completing an ambitious project and I have Learned From My Mistakes. Next time, bigger hook, thicker yarn, fewer squares and some kind of pattern!

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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2011 03:24:16 PM »

Very nice! It looks like a sort of quilt pattern. I have yet to make an afghan so this looks great to me!

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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2011 06:23:42 PM »

It's beautiful. Great job!

« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2011 06:40:34 AM »

lol, I've made a few afghans now and every time I've finished all the blocks I think "I only have to sew them together now and I'm finished", then a week later I'll just about have it done.
I love the way you put the blocks together. It's kind of like log cabin patchwork. Good job
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2011 07:31:39 AM »

Great work!  I recently finished my first afghan, was supposed to be a Christmas present for my mom and I was booking on the squares and like you thought I was done, and then there was the sewing them together and all that fun stuff...I totally wish there was a magic sewing fairy that came out at night and sewed the squares together! 
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2011 09:58:01 AM »

Beautiful work! You can clearly see how much love and time went into that project. Smiley
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2011 06:25:16 PM »

Thanks, guys!

Dead_Alice: the log cabin thing came about by accident. I'd started idly making squares out of some navy blue I had kicking around, and by the time I decided on the project I hadn't really got a pattern figured out. I found the 'log cabin' approach worked really well as I could lay out the longest rows and then fit the odds and ends in around those.
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