Friday, September 6, 2013

FO Friday - African Flower Afghan!!

Yes, it is officially complete! I just cannot believe it took so long to complete this afghan. I know that I ventured off into other projects (who can work on only one project at a time) and so the process has taken longer than I wanted.

I just love it! It turned out so pretty. I decided on a simple border because the African flower squares are the show stopper. The border is a single crochet of the sienna color. It measures out to be 65.5 inches x 56.2 inches.

Joining the squares took a lot less time than I thought they would. I was able to have them all joined in just a few days. I do have a few squares left over because I decided to finally stop making squares and start the joining process. I plan on making a couple of throw pillows with the left over squares! I will definitely share the end results. So with no further adieu I present you with my FO African Flower Afghan!!


 
Just to note again that I used the African Flower Pattern by Barbara Smith on her blog, Made in K-town.  I used the Invisible Seam joining technique by Leonie Morgan to join all the squares.
 
I am linking up with Tami's Amis this Friday. Have a wonderful weekend!!

21 comments:

  1. That turned out so nice. Those colors compliment each other so well. At least it's done in time for the weather to start getting cool again (if you're in the Northern hemisphere!).

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    1. Thank you so much! At least when I was joining the squares and working up the border it wasn't in the hottest portion of Summer. I am looking forward to having it as a great snuggly couch blanket. :)

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  2. Really beautiful work. I like the color combination, and the way you have varied the squares.

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    1. Thanks! I am normally a perfectionist when it comes to making my rows, but this time I just tried not to have the same square next to each other except for the center white ones. Plus the fact I was stash busting and did not have the equal amount of squares made it easier to just let go. :)

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  3. Wow! Really nice. I admire your commitment to finish such a big project.

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    1. Thanks! I probably would have put in on the back burner but a few blogger friends kept me spurred to finish! :)

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  4. It's gorgeous and what a fantastic size! Love the inset of white and yellow flowers in the middle :)

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  5. Oh ADORE ADORE ADORE!! The pattern, the colour scheme... beautiful! You must be so pleased with it :-)

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    1. I do believe it is one of my favorites now. I think this one will stay with me instead of me giving it to a family member or friend. :-) Thanks so much for your kind comment.

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  6. This is SO pretty! Love the colors you chose, and I especially love how the white background makes them pop!

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    1. I had seen another afghan using the white as the background and I loved the look. I am so glad I used the white as well. Thanks!

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  7. Oh my it is absolutely gorgeous! You did a beautiful job! Did you pick a specific number of colors to work with? It can't be just hit or miss as it is so stunning! I'm afraid mine would turn out hideous! LOL! I'm not so good with colors unless there's a formula for picking them out.

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    1. Thanks! I was stash busting so only used the blue colors I had on hand.

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  8. I really, really like your blanket. Gorgeous!!

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  9. Congrats on a big finish! Looks great. Cozy, comfortable and pretty to boot :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Starr! I just love it! :-)

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  10. Amazing afghan, so much work!

    Thanks for visiting at mibruno.com

    Have a grear week.

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