If you remember, last time I blogged (I know...it's been a couple of weeks!) I was joining the squares in preparation for adding the border. Ah I love the joining process. It's the point when all those squares come together and a blanket is born! I'll talk more about the joining process next week as I'll post a tutorial.
I deliberated long and hard about the border. Do I want it simple? Showy? Lacy? How deep? Ah...I spent hours and hours trawling Pinterest searching for the perfect border! Obviously a glass of wine really helps in that process ;-) As you can see....I finally opted for a pretty lacy deep border. Actually it's a shawl border....but more about that next week!
I wanted a border that was slightly ruffled to offset and soften the very bold square design.
This image makes my heart skip a little! Bold versus lacy ruffles....
The perfect combination!
Are you ready to see the finished blanket?????
Oh go on then.....
I think this has got to be the nicest blanket I have ever made!
It totally fulfils my retro colour addiction...
It makes me smile when I look at it....
So there you have it.... my Retro Flowers blanket.
In total it weighs 870g. It's not a huge blanket. I'll include the finished measurements in the tutorial and also the yarn amounts used.
But for those interested...here are the colours I have used:
Next week I shall be posting a step by step tutorial for the blanket!
Hope to see you then!