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crazykntter83
03-08-2012, 08:34 PM
Finally got the afghan for my aunt finished today!! The fringe took me forever to do, but it's worth it, I like the way it turned out!! :)

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/59625_10151248040154165_980490958_n.jpg

Antares
03-08-2012, 08:57 PM
That's gorgeous! It has elements of quilting in it, I see. I really really like it!

crazykntter83
03-08-2012, 09:15 PM
That's gorgeous! It has elements of quilting in it, I see. I really really like it!
Yes I've always loved this pattern. I was so thrilled when I finally found the pattern on Ravelry a few years back. Here's my project page (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/jennyjenq/old-pennsylvania-dutch-leaf-pattern-afghan-and-bedspread) if you're interested in making your own. The pattern is kinda hard to understand at first, because it's from 1954, and as I've discovered, there was no established pattern writing standard. It took me about 2 or 3 days to finally get a square completed, but it is definitely worth it when you have it figured out. :)

mysticaldragonmagic
03-08-2012, 09:57 PM
Oh, wow. That is incredibly pretty. I like the color and texture. It looks very warm and cozy. :thumbsup:

salmonmac
03-08-2012, 10:03 PM
Oh, you have really done well with this afghan. The pattern was really not easy to understand but you did it! Lovely color and beautiful work.

GrumpyGramma
03-08-2012, 10:25 PM
That's so amazingly beautiful. Your Aunt will thrilled.

nonny2t
03-09-2012, 01:02 PM
It is going to be just beautiful. Your aunt will love it. I grew up near a large Amish and Mennonite community in Northwest Indiana and their crafts are always so beautiful

setty09
03-10-2012, 09:51 PM
wow, the afghan is looking gorgeous. I really like the pattern. It looks pretty impressive.

lgoddard
03-11-2012, 12:03 PM
Wow, gorgeous!:passedout:

Jan in CA
03-11-2012, 12:06 PM
That's beautiful!

I was just looking at counterpane patterns on Rav last night and bookmarked this one.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bedspread-counterpane-with-leaves

crazykntter83
03-11-2012, 01:39 PM
That's beautiful!

I was just looking at counterpane patterns on Rav last night and bookmarked this one.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bedspread-counterpane-with-leaves
Ooooh I tried that pattern out once when I didn't know as much about knitting that I do now. That would definitely be interesting to try again now that I know more! :) It's very pretty.

dreamsherl
03-12-2012, 10:30 PM
Wow! Waiting for the finished product.

crazykntter83
03-12-2012, 10:56 PM
Thanks! Sherl, it'll probably be a few weeks before it's done. The squares take me a day to make each, and I still have 9 more to make then have to do the edging and fringe.

Olha
03-18-2012, 09:00 PM
I love the colour and texture. You people kill me with your huge projects :)

Jaxhil
03-18-2012, 09:09 PM
Ooooh, that is *Gorgeous*!!! Love the color, and the pattern-your Aunt is going to flip!!!

ArtLady1981
03-21-2012, 10:34 AM
This is truly a work of art! A family heirloom! I love the deep rich color you used as well. It's the best afghan out of all the Rav afghans I saw for this!

So each 4-square motif is worked individually and then seamed together?
If so, what seaming are you using? Crochet? Whip stitch?

Whatever you're doing, it looks fantastic!

crazykntter83
03-24-2012, 11:05 PM
This is truly a work of art! A family heirloom! I love the deep rich color you used as well. It's the best afghan out of all the Rav afghans I saw for this!

So each 4-square motif is worked individually and then seamed together?
If so, what seaming are you using? Crochet? Whip stitch?

Whatever you're doing, it looks fantastic!

Thank you!! :) Yes, you work each square individually and then sew them together. I'm not really sure what seaming method I'm using on it to be honest, I'm just sewing them lol. I'll have to look it up to see if I can find a name for it. :)

crazykntter83
03-24-2012, 11:13 PM
Hmmm, I can't seem to find what it's called. But all I do is hold the pieces together, both with the wrong side facing out, and pull the needle through back and forth. It takes forever, and I hate doing it, but I'm glad you think I'm doing a good job at it lol!!