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Topic: Wedding Ring Quilt OR The Blanket That Ate My Summer Vacation  (Read 3736 times)
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« on: August 02, 2012 02:36:46 PM »

When my friend got engaged last spring I knew pretty much immediately that I had to make her wedding present.  So I scoured the internet for patterns and finally settled on this one: http://www.coatsandclark.com/Crafts/Crochet/Projects/AfghansThrows/WT1647+Wedding+Ring+Quilt.htm
I started it back in November, but didn't have much time to work on it during school, so most of the work was done over winter break and the past couple of months (the wedding is in September).  Here is the result of my labors:


I did it in the colors of their wedding.  Since there's a vineyard theme to the wedding I wanted to make it look kind of like grapes on vines.

I only have a few in progress shots:



And here are some more completed pics:



This one gives an idea of size:

It's actually a bit small...I think because my rings are poofy, and I'm not entirely sure why.   Undecided  Hopefully they either have a smaller bed, or since they live in the desert will use it more for decorative purposes.
I still want to embroider a label with their names and the date of the wedding for it, but I'm just to happy to finally be done crocheting that I felt like I had to share with people.   Cheesy

Now to fit all the projects I wanted to do for myself over the summer into the next 3 weeks...

Added 8/14:
Here's the label I embroidered and am going to pin on to the blanket (last names have been blurred out).

I realized too late that what I thought was the same blue thread was actually slightly different blue thread.  I don't think it's that super noticable though, and at least the color change occured between words, so I can always just pretend I did it on purpose.   Tongue

UPDATE 9/2:
My friend opened her present back at the hotel yesterday afternoon:

I think she liked it.    Grin
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« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2012 03:05:46 PM »

It's beautiful! I've been wanting to make one of these. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2012 03:14:33 PM »

lovely work!  Have you blocked it yet?  If so, then I don't know why it's still poufy.  If you haven't blocked it, give that a try, and it should stretch out Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2012 03:41:51 PM »

Wonderful! Can you block it so it lies flat? I bet that would help a lot. What an amazing project and gift!
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« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2012 04:32:40 PM »

Thanks guys.   Smiley
I'm not sure where I'd block it...the only place really big enough is my parent's bed, and I don't think they'd be very pleased with that.   Cheesy  My dad suggested hanging it over the banister so it could stretch itself out.  I was afraid it'd get dusty up there, but I guess I'll give it a try.
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« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2012 06:00:04 PM »

Looks great, I love the colours
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« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2012 06:38:04 PM »

thanks!  I spent a fair amount of time at JoAnn's holding purple and green yarns together trying to decide on which ones looked best together.   Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2012 06:46:39 PM »

I thought it was a puffy quilt until I actually clicked on the thumbnail!  Wow - I can't imagine the amount of work that must have gone into this.  I really like the colors you choose - especially that shade of purple.
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« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2012 07:09:50 AM »

Thanks guys.   Smiley
I'm not sure where I'd block it...the only place really big enough is my parent's bed, and I don't think they'd be very pleased with that.   Cheesy  My dad suggested hanging it over the banister so it could stretch itself out.  I was afraid it'd get dusty up there, but I guess I'll give it a try.

If you have a spare bit of floor, and it's not insanely humid, where the fabric (and carpet underneath) would dry slowly,  floors with carpet work too.  Just be sure no one steps on the pins Wink
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« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2012 08:47:54 AM »

That looks wonderful! Those colors go together beautifully. I'm sure your friend and her new husband will love it.
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