Patchwork Woolen Blanket

This was another of the Unstarted Objects that I came across whilst recently tidying up.  Many years ago I bought quite a lot of off-cut woolen strips and made some into 2 large patchwork cushion covers.  I had intended to use the rest for a blanket.  Rather than just put them away again I decided to sew them up – this only took me 2 days elapsed.  There was no real design involved for the centre– I sewed the similar sized strips together then pieced the remainder around the outside.  Then I realised it needed binding.  In amongst the fabric collection was a pair of woolen trousers that turned out a failure as the size was all wrong.  Once dismantled there was more than enough to bind the blanket.  A finished object!!

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Crazy Crochet Blanket

finished crochet blanket

Why crazy?  Because it ended up like a crazy quilt pattern with extra ‘blocks’ to fill in the gaps.  Of course the ‘blocks’ were intended to be square and all the same size, but as a beginner this did not happen.  The idea was a block a month and the design was a surprise to us.  We had 2 colour ways to choose from but didn’t know the actual colours.  So each month the design and colours were a surprise. By the end of the year I was uncertain if I would ever put it together; that was a struggle to work out the layout involving the least amount of extra work.  At least it is finished and I can move on.