Thursday, March 3, 2016

Granny Squares and a Pineapple!

I have two finishes to share with you this week:  a granny squares blanket and a mini pineapple quilt!

First up is the blanket.  A couple of years ago, I decided to learn how to crochet. I needed a "portable" project and hand sewing doesn't really appeal to me so crochet it was!  And a perfect design for a beginner is the granny square.  So I spent a little bit of time on YouTube, found some tutorials and before you know it, I had my very first granny square.

When I prepared my Q1 FAL list back in January, I put this blanket on my finish list (it was number 1 in fact). After months of those granny squares just sitting there, I decided the blanket needed to get finished.


I joined the squares with single crochets, which was super easy and quick.  I love the texture it gives to the sashing between the squares.



The yarn is Sugar n Cream, which, in retrospect, isn't the softest yarn to use for a blanket.  That is why it'll probably end up on the back of the recliner we have in the living room.  But it's done and I'm happy with it. 

Next is a mini Pineapple wall quilt.  I mentioned this pattern in my post about the strawberry mini.  I used yellow and green scraps (making this Scrappy Project #5) and a white background.


I quilted it with the same designs I used on the strawberry:  some back and forth lines in the green, paisleys in the yellow and pebbles in the white.


I now need to make at least another fruit - even though my sweetie thinks I'm insane and completely out of control...  :-)

I will link up at Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday and at Quokka Quilts for TGIFF.

Izzy

12 comments:

  1. What a lovely blanket! And well done for finishing it...I have several on the go waiting patiently for me...and I love your quilting on your pineapple :) Ali x

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  2. I adore your granny square crocheted blankie. Your pineapple mini makes for a nice variety in your fruit cocktail! Wonderful quilting!

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  3. Both are great finishes. Congrats for finishing.

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  4. Love the afghan. Those colors are perfect! The pineapple is adorable! Love your quilting!

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  5. I remember making Granny Squares when I first learned to crochet too! Love your pineapple, the quilting is gorgeous!

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  6. Love the granny squares and the quilting on the pineapple is amazing.

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  7. Oh, the quilting on that pineapple is unbelievable! I tried a few times to re-learn to crochet (I used to know how when I was a child) but it never stuck. Next time I get the urge, it will probably be to try and make a pretty granny squares blanket like yours!

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  8. Great finishes both of them. The granny square blanket looks warm and cozy and the quilting on the pineapple quilt is amazing!

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  9. Love the pineapple... your quilting is fantastic!

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  10. The quilting in the pineapple is mind blowing! It is absolutely beautiful! Well done.

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  11. love your quilting on the pineapple. And crochet and quilting go so well together - hurrah!

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  12. Both great finishes! Love the blanket - it will get softer with use I'm sure! Would be great if you could have a link to your FAL proposal list on each finish post as it help the FAL hosts check everything is in order thanks!

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