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Friday, March 09, 2012

He went to Jared's

I really don't watch much TV, but since I named this afghan GemStone, the commercial saying, "He went to Jared's", popped into my brain. Above are some donated squares I put together. Debated about what color to use...was leaning towards the off white/ivory edging and joining, then when checking my stash, noticed I had a blue on hand that seemed to be a shade that blended well with the 3 shades of blue in the ghans squares...so started counting and realized 10 of the 30 squares, 1/3rd of them were in fact blue. Decision made. Next decision, did I have enough of this one particular blue to edge, join, and border? Maybe, but if I didn't edge them, I certainly had enough. It's been years since I've not edge squares to join; but since these were all the same size squares (which often they aren't)...I thought I'd give it a whirl.
Comes together much faster when you're not edging each squares. I tied them all together at the corners with scrap yarn and starting crocheting them together, first horizontally then vertically. Added the border. I had very few tails to work in, as I worked them in as I crocheted it together.
It was a cold ugly day, one to stay indoors. I assembled this ghan in one day. I've never put one together so quickly. So, the question is, what do you think....putting it together without edging? Showing a flip of the backside as well. I probably won't have the opportunity to do this often, as typically the squares I put together come from different people, are different sizes, and different type of squares, but.........sometimes, like this they are the same style and size and are donated by one person; so it's a possibility. The other consideration is, size. There were enough of these squares I was able to put together to make a nice size adult afghan that I didn't feel I needed to edge to enlarge the ghan; often I'm not putting together as many squares, or the squares are smaller and so edging increases the overall size of the afghan.

Love some input on this folks. This is another afghan donated for Project, "Welcome Home", on Bridge and Beyond. Had hoped to show you the diagonal Buckeye Scarf today, but it's not quite finished for Finished Object Friday...close though. I have been about to about double it's size then the previous post. Perhaps I'll be able to show you it on Sunday for Year of Projects.

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18 comments:

  1. I love the look of your afghan. The pattern of the squares and the colour combination are fab!

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  2. I like the look of it without edging personally :)

    In answer to your question on my blog, there is a little html code to get a link to shop as clickable within a comment (which I figured was quicker and easier when mr linky isn't working - thanks for noticing!)

    Unfortunately I can't put it into the comment without it turning into a link!

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  3. The afghan is gorgeous! I love the blue edging it is perfect.

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  4. As always, your creativity has put together a beautiful afghan. Wonderful Job.

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  5. This afghan looks great. I really like the light blue to join and do the border. Both sides are so pretty - how did you decide which was which!

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  6. Looks like he did very well at Jared's ;) You did a great job with the gemstone squares. Oh, my goodness crocheting them together is the way to go in putting blankets together.

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  7. Your blanket is lovely. I am always amazed at how everything comes together once it is finished. I really like the color combinations as well. I wanted to thank you fro the comment on my blog and I answered your question.

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  8. I love your blanket - it's way better than that annoying commercial :).

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  9. I really like those squares and the colors just pop with that blue border.

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  10. Thanks all for your visits, and your comments. I was concerned without doing the edging it would look less finished, am thrilled you all like it. It truly took alot less time, so if I have the ability to do this in the future, I could get maybe more afghans done to aid those in need.

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  11. I think it's better than Jared's, :). Pretty afghan!

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  12. There is beauty in simplicity.

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  13. Haha I love the title! Your blanket looks great. I love the straight-out-of-the-crayon-box colors!

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  14. That afghan came together beautifully! I love how the blue edging ties it all together. :)

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  15. Looks awesome! Thanks for stopping by the blog. I really love blankets like these and wanna make one for my bed... One day

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  16. It looks great, very neat!

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  17. There's a little html code that makes your code a "comment" rather than active code. You put You could use that to share the code without it becoming a link but you have to remember to take it off in order to make it a link later though. :-)

    Sandy, beautiful ghan as always. Gemstone colors are among my favorites. In fact, I'm making a strip afghan using similar coloring. Nice job!

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  18. I really love how that came out! I realize it's rare that the squares line up so well, but it is beautiful and if it's simpler, even better! I really like how the edging/connecting yarn pulls the afghan together too!

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