Thursday, March 27, 2014

Autumn harlequin finish!


Hello.
Well another week is flying by, already Thursday, where have those days gone!  I don't know what's happened to my resolve to blog more often either.  Sorry about that.

Anyway, here is my latest finished thing, the Autumn Harlequin blanket,  I so love making these blankets that they seem to take half the time of other things.  It has been fun working with a new colour palette, and I have grown to really like the warmer, slightly more sombre tones in this blanket.
What do you think? Are you into more muted colours, or bright and vibrant?  I think I like them all!!






So here are a few details:

This blanket is 110cm x70cm approximately, (Cot sized or a nice knee rug size) including the border.

I used 19 balls of 50g wool:
Yarn: Heirloom Merino Magic 8 ply.
Here's the colour breakdown:
Mustard (509) x 3
Papaya (502) x 3
Rusty orange (209) x 1
Plum (216) x 2
Peacock blue (232) x 1
Sea blue (217) x 2
sea green (221) x 2 
grass green (223) x 3
Grey (206) x 2

(I think this colour scheme could be really nice for granny squares or stripes too. I am thinking of making an Autumn star stitch blanket next.)

This wool is available in my shop if you would like to have a closer look!)

The pattern was the basic Harlequin tapestry crochet pattern that I have been going on about for ages now, it is such a lovely technique!  I haven't written it up properly yet as a pattern, but I am sure you can figure it out from my tutorial over here if you are interested.

So that is one thing out of the way. I am trying to finish off  lot of projects that I have lying around the place.  I am doing the Western Port Craft Festival again this year in April, and I don't want to take all the same stuff as last year!  
Nothing like a craft stall to give me motivation to Get Things Finished! :)

How has you week been? 
Have you been finishing things off too?

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31 comments:

  1. Such a pretty blanket, the color combination is gorgeous and I love the edging details! Kuddos! I think I'm like you, loving pretty much all colors! Thank you for sharing your color breakdown as well, you're an inspiration!

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  2. The colors are beautifull matched, byebye

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  3. Another Jules triumph - beautiful. Your work is so unique and yes, I love the new colour tones too, as you say, perfect for Autumn.
    How exciting to be working towards a craft fair - how I'd love to jump on a plane and come to it !
    Have a good day Jules,
    Kate x

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  4. I love it! I imagine it's lovely and thick and warm!!!! Perfect for the impending cooling off as autumn advances :)

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  5. such a beautiful bright thing :-)
    your edges are so very straight and neat:
    my blankets are usually quite wibblywobbly!

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  6. This is so clever, it has made me so confused. I can't see how patterns like this are made, and so beautifully neat too. I love the colours together, they are perfect autumn colours x

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  7. I just love this. I love the colour palette and it's such a super design. I might have to put it on my list as I'm wanting to make some new cushions for my sofa and this would be just lovely to try!

    Have a super rest of a week!

    Vanessa xxx

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  8. Love everything about it ! I really love to try this myself....

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  9. Oh my I LOVE this and now I have another blanket I simply MUST put on my forever growing list!! Thank you for the beautiful inspiration, I love your work xoxo

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  10. Oh stop! You are making me much too jealous! It is too beautiful and the colours too perfect together. Some people are so talented and I must say my dear lady that you are one of them. Thanks for sharing this lovely piece with us! :)

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  11. Cudowny koc. Fantastycznie dobrane kolory. Pozdrawiam.

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  12. fabulous, beautiful, gorgeous! I can't get enough of this stitch! ......maybe someday I ought to try it! LOL!

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  13. It looks lovely, I really like this colour combo. Hope that your craft sale goes well! xx

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  14. Beautiful! It captures the tone of autumn, but still maintains a vibrancy. I wonder what winter shades you'll choose? ;-) Chrissie x

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  15. I love your autumn colours - muted but still bright - if you can have both at the same time! I am at the opposite end of the spectrum to you, doing my Country Fresh Blanket which is very spring like (for here in the UK). Take a peek if you fancy it at http://www.crafthippy.com/2014/03/spring-flowers-and-country-fresh-blanket.html. Have a lovely day. Jane x

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  16. It is gorgeous.
    Hugs to you,
    Meredith

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  17. Oh, it beautiful! I too like all colors, just whatever I'm in the mood for at the time. Love the edging on this, it suits it. I have this on my 'to do list', with s-o many things. lol I need to finish numerous WIP's, at the moment I'm working on crochet eggs in thread for a bowl full to display Easter. Good luck with the craft fair, which I'm sure you wont need it. :)

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  18. HI Jules!
    I am in love with your harlequin colors! They are so warm... I'd like to make such for my baby-to-come :) Though I am finishing off another blanket for him, but its colors are a little dark, so I want to make one in more bright (may be different tints of green with yellow!)
    Congrats on the project accomplishment, I know it means a lot for crocheters :)
    Hugs!

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  19. Just love how you come up with these designs, so colourful and inspiring x

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  21. Hi there, I really love love love this blanket, the joins are soooo perfect :)
    I've just started blogging, please do visit my blog (so Im not talking to myself :)
    http://emeraldcottage.blogspot.co.uk/

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  22. Just had a glance at your tutorial on how to make up this pattern, it's quite easy I see. And so your finished item is also a 'double thickness' so to speak, so extra warm as well!! Pat :)

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  23. I like both colour palettes but I don't have any particular colour bias. I really love this harlequin pattern, I must give it a go. I have a few other projects that I should first.

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  24. Gorgeous blanket Julie, love the colours. I'm into Autumn tones and muted colours but really I like them all as well.
    It's raining here this morning, it's lovely, must make some soup......perfect meal in a mug.
    I have dates for next years folk festival so you can book in to the caravan park if you haven't already done so. It's 20th - 22nd of march 2015........hope you make it, it would be great to catch up.......enjoy the weekend...x

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  25. I do a few craft stalls to get shot of surplus stuff from making patterns and trying out new things, I like the way it makes space for more things to be created. Jo x

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  26. Congratulations!!!!. Good job. Kisses from Argentina. Thank you for the tuto.

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  27. This is just wonderful, well done......love your stills this week too, especially your boys! :) x

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  28. It looks lovely. I like the colours and pattern. Will check out your tutorial and have a go myself.

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