Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Granny Squares


last Friday morning during breakfast, I checked my e-mail

and found a kind request by a lovely lady, for the possibilities to make her a beautiful blanket

a baby blanket, with granny squares like the one in my header

of course in all my excitement, I left my breakfast and we started sending pictures and ideas back and forth

I absolutely  l o v e  the design process

and how great to be back at the granny squares for a while?!





this blanket will be about twice as large the other baby blankets

I am so honored this lady likes her girl to grow up with my blanket!

it is supposed to match baby's room with light gray and whites, combined with beautiful colorful curtains

colorwise : lots of orange tones, and she loves the contrast of orange and blue~teal tones

this future mom did such an amazing job in selecting colors, all 16 of them





I am in love with this new blanket already

and can't help it but add quite some squares to it each day

nothing more pleasing than seeing beauty grow...

thank you again E for your wonderful order!



28 comments:

  1. Lovely! Granny squares are so quick and satisfying. You'll have that blanket hooked up in no time. Have a great rest of the week. Tammy

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    1. exactly Tammy, that's the way it works with granny squares :)

      Have a great week too,

      xo
      Maaike

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  2. Gorgeous crochet ,the colours are lovely xx

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  3. How exciting, a new project!

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  4. Tolle Farben! Viel Spaß! ;O)
    LG,*Manja*

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  5. Such a beautiful blanket!! I just love granny squares!! Great colors, too!! Have a great day! xo Heather

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    1. Thank you Heather, glad you like it too!

      Have a wonderful day,

      love
      Maaike

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  6. That is going to be a beautiful blanket. I checked the link for curtains, and they look very cool and cheerful. It is going to be a very modern girl room.
    Happy crocheting!
    Ana BC

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    1. Thank you Ana, the curtains are great, aren't they? I love how the print is only at the bottom half.

      Have a lovely day!
      xo Maaike

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  7. Wat een ontzettend leuk verzoek Maaike! De deken wordt prachtig!

    Fijne dag!

    Madelief x

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    1. Dankjewel Madelief, ja ik ben echt zo blij met dit bijzondere verzoek! Echt een heerlijk project om aan te werken.

      Voor jou een fijne avond :)

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      Maaike

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  8. zo leuk en het ziet er echt super uit!

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  9. nice colors...love granny squares,but have so much other idea's on my mind to make....so many things so little time,ha,ha

    greats
    Angeline
    www.mijnplekkie.tk

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    1. Haha, ja zo gaat dat inderdaad :) geniet van je projecten! xx

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  10. This blanket will be loved for years! My daughter has a white crocheted blanket someone made for her when she was a baby. She became very attached to "blankie" and still at the age of 13 has it to this day. It is not as white as it once was, has several spots where it was sewn to repair holes where she teethed on it but she still snuggles with it at bed time.(she squishes it up and uses it like a pillow) we joke that she will be married and still using it as a pillow!

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful story! Oh I would love to see the same happening to this blanket in the future :) xoxo

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  11. You're absolutely right - it's such a pleasure to see your blanket grow as you go. I adore the colours you are using - it's going to be stunning.

    Have a fab week.
    Leah

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    1. isn't that the best thing about creating something?! I can't get enough of it :)

      and thank you, have a fab week too!

      xx

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  12. I can absolutely understand your excitement about a wonderfl project like this! I love granny squares and the curtains are georgeous! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy! Simone

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  13. Wow, het haken kan ik ook, ik heb je patroontjes gekocht en ben er superblij mee, maar de mooie kleurencombinaties die je maakt, dat kan ik niet. Ik vind dat nog steeds moeilijk, dus blijf graag gebruik maken van je voorbeelden. Opnieuw hele mooie kleuren. Wordt het een grote deken?
    groet, Arianne Schenkelaars

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    1. Hai Arianne, dankjewel voor je lieve commentaar, je bent welkom om de combinaties af te kijken :) Het wordt een redelijk grote deken, ongeveer 1,5 tot 2 keer zo groot als de andere babydekentjes. Echt een mee-groei deken zoals de aanstaande moeder wenst!

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      Maaike

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~ sweet thank you for your lovely words ~