Friday, October 5, 2012

blanket complete

 After two years, I have finally finished this blanket!!
Not even joking it probably took me around 100 hours to make.
Which is ridiculous because:
1) It can't be washed or the wool felt will shrink big time
2) The hand-stitching will probably come undone.
But I still love it. There are so many things that I own that are impractical
and I still love them.

 Here is a close up of the hand stitching

 Of corse the center piece is mustard yellow which is my favorite color.
Then there is a square of white around it...

Surround that with burnt orange...

Surround that with tan...

 Surround that with sage (in this row I started mixing up the colors a little to add some variety)...

And voila... 100 hours later you have this!
Here is the link to the original tutorial on purlbee:

Reasons I loved this project:
It was nice to get away from the sewing machine
It was something I could work on during long car trips
I put so much time into it and that alone makes it special to me