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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Purple Iris Afghan Designed

I think we have about 3 sizes with this collection of squares.  Some of you may know I recently finished an Afghan called Iris and Lillies that was Purple and Yellow.  Soooo, this isn't a repeat, but purple always makes me this of Iris, the big double ones.  I have many in my back yard, though it's too early for them to be blooming yet.  The Rhizomes came from my folks back yard, so ....I love purple Iris.  The green represents the leaf.  Not sure what color I'm leaning towards to edge and join...maybe light purple...pretty sure I don't have any of that green in my stash.

Do you recognize any of your squares in this design?  Have you scrolled back over the last week and half to see if you can find your squares?  I've been designing, naming and lining things up for assembly.  I really need to see how many I have before how long it will be to accept more squares. 

And when I started dumping and dividing and pondering over these squares, it's not because all  my previously designed ghan were done; but...it's hard to know what you have until you go through this process.

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  1. marj from minnesotaMay 8, 2013 at 7:36 AM

    I also am an iris lover. I think we all have memories of these flowers from our childhood. This also reminds me of the tiny wild violets that grow in my own backyard. Dont know where they came from but they remind of my mother. Perfect weekend for that i guess. Will be a beautiful afghan.

  2. I have irises in my yard too, nice purple and yellow ones. This afghan will be very stunning when its completed. You have a great eye for color, Sandy!

  3. I love these shades of purple and green together! I also have purple irises in my back yard that came from my mother's yard too! I also have those little purple wood violets growing in my lawn! We all seem to be so much the same.......knitting crocheting irises violets! This Afghan will be very appreciated by another like minded person or family! Can't wait to see the completed project!

  4. What a beautiful combination. I can't wait to see it complete. Like Tristi said you have a great eye for color and matching the squares together.

  5. Always have loved purple and lavender. Anyone would love to have this afghan.

  6. This will be so very pretty when it is all joined. WOW Sandy, you do have lots of squares!

  7. Thanks all for your continued visits, comments, and support. YOU ALL ROCK!

  8. The colors are beautiful and will add a touch of spring to someone's home!


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