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Goal: 36
Start: #19
Current: 20

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Designing Afghans from your Donated Squares

These 24 squares made me think of Iris and Lillies in the early Spring. I am one square off...but I feel like it works. How bout you? This will probably be edged and joined in off white...though I will check my purple and yellow to see if I have the right shades in my stash to go that route. Stay tuned. Thought he picture is a bit blurred and the darkest color may not look it here...it is purple. These are all crocheted granny style squares...3 different styles (except for the one different square). These squares were donated by Joy, Diana K., and Jennifer S. They also made me think of an Easter Basket, though I didn't name it that...doubted that I would have it finished by Easter.
These squares were (42) donated by AnneMarie, (edited to say AnneMarie vs Liz), you might remember her huge mound. I'm naming this one Funky Fall. Hoping to join in the orange...provided I have enough. Told you I had a design frenzy recently....should have seen me throwing around all your squares. I took up the whole living room and them some as I sorted designed, changed, moved here and there..........all the while talking to myself. lol Seriously!

2012 Donations:
Scarves: 130
Slippers: 62
Shawls: 2
Sweaters 3
Vest 1
Afghans: 18
Mittens: 120
Squares: 203
Socks: 102
Rain Poncho's 2
Cotton Washcloths 27
Misc Items are not counted individually (such as personal care items, headbands, gators, yarn, wrist warmers/fingerless gloves, facemasks, neck warmers, t-shirts etc)

Please check working calendar for updates for items being highlighted for a month. Typically that's reflective of our greatest need, and or an item that's been requested by the various groups we help.

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  1. I think is looks fine, but if you want another idea ... take the single yellow on top and use it with the other two yellows for the 3 at the bottom. Then use the two solid purples for the two and put the lone remaining white/brown at the top right where the yellow is. Can't tell if that yellow is the same as the others. Maybe that is why you separated them? I know whichever you decide it will be beautiful and loved by some lucky person.

  2. I think Sandie has some great ideas. Love the afghans though. You are great at putting them together as always.

  3. It's not brown, but purple Sandie; but might try your idea, the reason I broke them up this way I didn't want all the purple on one side and all the yellow on the other. Might try it and see what I think. Thanks for idea.

  4. I can just see some little girl curled up with the Iris and Lillies and keeping nice & warm. Both of the afghans are very pretty.

  5. I'm planning on both of these ghans being large enough to be family afghans vs individual ones for the younger set; but I do agree SSeger Iris and Lillies is very girly


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