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Monday, 23 July 2012

Ripple blanket - no, wait - ripple cushion!

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I realised that this unfinished blanket which was lurking in my cupboard, occasionally reminding me that it needed lots of hours' work to make it into the blanket it was going to be, was actually the perfect size for a cushion cover already! So I folded it over, single-crocheted up the edges


sewed on some buttons, and there I have a lovely cushion.


A completely pain-free way to tidy up an unfinished object :)

14 comments:

  1. It's lovely. And beautiful muted colours. Maybe I must just take my first ever project that's been through four reincarnations now, and sew it up, like you.

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  2. Wow, great job!! I just love that pattern.
    Have a great week,
    Esther.

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  3. Love it. Great finish. x

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  4. Another great piece with fantastic color choices. Inspiring!

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  5. Looks absolutly perfecto,,,scrummy soft too....x

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  6. Absolutely Fabulous! I love the buttons with the ripples - lots of movement make it fun!

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  7. What a fab idea and Ta-dah an instant cushion cover, love the colours and buttons
    Just gorgeous.
    Hugs Angie x

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  8. what a great idea to transform it into a cushion!!!
    And it looks great
    xx

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  9. Great idea and it looks fantastic!

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  10. Good save! Most of my blankets end up this way. I always start out with good intentions and dreams of a big blanket. Maybe if I start out to make a cushion it will turn into a blanket? Yours looks gorgeous, and I love the buttons.

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  11. This is a terrific way to repurpose a project that is just sitting there! I can totally relate to tired of staring at it and don't really want to finish it either!

    I'm a new follower...stopping by from www.crochethappy.com and http://asktracyann.crochethappy.com

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  12. Hi..I linked to your post ... I wanted to use one of your pics too but didn't see where I could ask permission first.
    You can see the post here
    http://asktracyann.crochethappy.com/2012/11/seeing-ripples.html

    If it's ok for me to add one of your photos, please email me here
    tracy@crochethappy.com

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  13. Hi, first time here. Love your attitude. I have turned many would be biggies into lovely smaller objects; isn't it great ?~!

    I blog at LyndaLand.blogspot.com Come visit me there if you get a few minutes. Sewing is another of my passions right now.

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