Thursday, 5 April 2012

TA-DAH!....The Beautiful Blogger Blanket of 2012 is finished!

It's true... the Beautiful Blogger Blanket of 2012 is finally finished! 

I was going to introduce you slowly... but I think I will just deluge
you all with a very photo heavy post... here goes....




Isn't it beautiful? 

Squares came from all these countries...
(in alphabetical order):

Australia, England, Germany, 
Holland, Ireland, Italy, 
Lebanon, New Zealand, 
South Africa, USA and Wales!


There are over 120 squares... I lost count with all the little ones...





I didn't think I was going to get the lovely big square from
 'AJ The Purple' in...but there it is in the bottom left corner AJ...
and in the end I was very thankful for it! 

Whats that you say?  Close-ups?  Okay....here you go...




 A few tiny weeny in-fills were needed!


....and oh my Goodness I was grateful to Faith for the 
pile of little squares she sent to me when I was struggling!



 Can you spot your squares amongst all this gloriousness? 






I had to do a little bit of tweaking to a couple of squares to get them in...





and now for the difficult bit for me...

....folding up the Beautiful Blogger Blanket of 2012....


 Taking a last long look before I pop it in it's box....


and off it goes.....

It will be in the post office in the morning to

Meanwhile... I would just like to say a huge 
Thank you 
again to all of you who took part so generously...

Here is the full list of participants and their links... 
Pop round and see all the great craft that is being 
produced around the world...

Shelley from Allformeggymoo (England)

Elisabeth from About Crochet (Holland)

Karisma from Karisma's Kraft (Australia)

Niamh from The Craft Giraffe (Ireland)

Laura from My House In Africa (South Africa)

Joanne from Rose & Dahlia (England)

Barbina from Little Things Made With Love (Germany)

Angie from Le Monde De Sucrette (Lebanon)

Velma from Made By Velma (U.S.A)

Harriet from Hilly Town Blue (England)

Bebe from Bebe Rouge (Australia)

Lindy from Who Am I? (U.S.A)

Paola from CoCo E Cucito (Italy)

Anna from Esme Ruby (Australia)

Charlotte from The Crochet Pixie (England)

Darja - no blog (England)

Victoria from Yarn Round Hook (England)

Charmian - no blog (Australia)

Debbie from Serendipity Patch (England)

Janette from The Green Dragonfly (New Zealand)

Penny from Planet Penny (England)

Kashi from Kashi's Corner (U.S.A)

Cath from Clicky Needles (England)

Judy from Vintage Homespun (England)

Julie from Little Woolie (Australia)

Deb from A World of Imagination (England)

Faith from Faith (Wales)

Marinke from A Creative Being (Holland)

AJ from AJ The Purple (USA)

We made a VERY Beautiful Blogger Blanket 
in 2012 everyone!


Are you in for 2013 ? :) xxx





























85 comments:

  1. The only word to describe that blanket is WOW! You have done a marvellous job putting all those squares together and I don't envy you. All of the participants did such a gorgeous job in creating their little sections, it has me all inspired to take part next year!
    xXx Helen

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    1. Thanks so much Helen...it took a while, but it was lovely work.. Hugs, Jill x

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  2. WOW!!!! Nothing more I can say really, except what a labour of love it must have been putting it all together! x

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    1. Thanks..it was great fun being in hooky heaven for a few weeks! Hugs, Jillx

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  3. Jill you are amazing!!!! and did a great job. I don't think I could do it!!
    Count me in for 2013! Have a lovely Easter time :)

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    1. Ahhh thanks so much Paula, Happy Easter to you too! Hugs, Jill x

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  4. WELL DONE, it looks amazing and I am sure we are all so grateful to you for organising all this and turning our squares into something so beautiful.

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    1. Thanks very much Harriet... it was a pleasure! Hugs, Jill x

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  5. AMAZING!!! I love how it looks together!!! You did such a great job putting it all together!! I got excited when I saw AJ's large square in it! very awesome!!

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    1. Thanks Velma... I was so pleased to get AJ's squares in...and in the end it fitted a gap perfectly! Thanks for putting AJ's name forward, hugs, Jill x

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  6. I am (and I don't mind admitting it!) insanely jealous of Barbina! The blanket looks fantastic...you did a fab job Jill, well done to you and well done to all the clever crocheters who did the squares. I'm definitely in for the next one...I want me one!

    Have a lovely Easter....what will you be doing with all your spare time now?!

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    1. You aren't the only jealous one Faith... the blanket is so lovely up close... It's a shame it can't do a 'tour' of contributors so that you can all see it... photos never do these things justice...even though it WAS sunny! We all deserve a big pat on the back, Big hug, Jill x

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  7. Oh wow, it is fabulous. I can't wait for 2013. You did a fantastic job putting it all together. Happy Easter :)

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    1. Thanks so much Niamh! Happy Easter to you too, hugs, Jill x

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  8. I'm in for 2013. It is amazing. I'm smiling looking at all those pictures. It's amazing how small the world can be. Thank you for all your hard work!

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    1. It really is a small world... and crocheters/knitters unite it Lindy... Happy Easter! Hugs, Jill x

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  9. This is completely stunning and completely amazing! Really... Amazing! So happy to see you at Tangled Happy this week. Wishing you a very happy Easter weekend. :)

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    1. Thanks so much Sara... and it is ALWAYS a pleasure to visit Tangled Happy - it is such an inspiring site! Happy Easter! Hugs, Jill x

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  10. We want to THANK YOU Jill for the wonderful job you did :) The blanket is marvellous! THANK YOU again for this beautiful project and of course I'm in for 2013!
    Big kisses and Happy Easter!
    Angie

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    1. Aww thank you so much Angie.. I really can't wait to start on next year's blanket...but I won't wish the summer away so I'll be patient with you.. both waiting for our next big projects...of course you won't have to sew yours together!! Happy Easter Angie... big hugs, Jill x

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  11. Probably one of the best crochet blankets I have seen. Love it. Fantastic job.

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    1. Thanks so much Wendz! Hugs, Jill x

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  12. It's beautiful. Congratulations to Barbina and a huge pat on the back for you for putting it together so beautifully.

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    1. Thanks Carole... it has been a lovely project and everyone has been so lovely and encouraging during the big 'sew up'... have a Happy Easter! Hugs, Jill x

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  13. Absolutely beautiful and full of love too! How wonderful I definitely think I should join in next year, congratulations to you all especially to the lucky Barbina who gets to snuggle up in it!!! Well done everyone!

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    1. Thanks so much Tracy... I hope you will join in next year...Barbina is a very lucky girl isn't she? Hugs, Jill x

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  14. Wow Jill it's finally over!!!! Are you pleased/sad/relieved/all of the above??? Huge huge thank yous from us all for arranging this and for spending so much time and love putting it together! You deserve the biggest holiday somewhere really fab for doing this (feel free to show this comment to hubby.....) I'm definitely in for 2013 so rest up while you can!!! lots of love, hugs, light & laughter... xxx

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    1. Ha ha Laura... I am ALL of those things! Happy to see it done, sad to see it go, relieved that I got it to be a rectangle after a fair bit of unpicking! Thanks you too for the lovely squares you sent... I showed your comment to my hubby and he agreed! I can't wait for BBB 2013! Happy Easter to you and yours... big hugs, Jill x

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  15. AMAZING!!! I´m so in love with it. You have done a wonderful job! Thank you so much for all your work Jill. And a huge THANK YOU to all the talented crocheters out there. I will keep this blanket as a treasure and it should stay in my family for a very long time. I can´t wait to see the blanket! I´m soo excited!
    Happy Easter to you Jill!
    Hugs, Barbina

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    1. Ooooo Barbina you are going to love it I'm sure! I know that you will look after it too! It was an absolute pleasure to organise so many beautiful blogger's blocks! I forgot that today is a bank holiday so the blanket will go in the post on Saturday morning! I will let you know when to expect it when it is posted. I'm just going to send you an email to confirm your address. Happy Easter Barbina! Big hugs, Jill x

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  16. This is fabulous! What a talented bunch you are. x

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    1. Thanks...you are pretty talented yourself! Happy Easter to you in Wales! :)x

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  17. Wow! This is lovely! Nice work.
    (((HUGS)))

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    1. Thanks Eileen.. I just found your lovely blog too :)x

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  18. Gorgeous ! You have the perfect blanket of the world !
    Hug
    Have a Happy Easter !
    Anna

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    1. Oh thank you Anna... Happy Easter to you too! Hugs, Jill x

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  19. Oh Wow! Its amazing! What a wonderful presentation. Thank you Jill, for all your hard work with putting this together and of course thinking of it it the first place. It has been so much fun watching all the squares turn up and finally come together to become this beautiful blanket. I am sure Barbina is going to love it to bits. I am definitely in for next year's adventure. Who could resist all this sort of eye candy? Not me!!!! Hugs xoxoxox

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    1. Ha ha... thanks Karisma...I couldn't have done it without the generosity of you lovely bloggers! Happy Easter! Hugs, Jill x

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  20. Damn, I think this is the most amazing thing I've ever seen in blogland. Jill, you did such an incredible job joining all these squares, and the girls have sent you so beautiful pieces. Lucky Barbina indeed... :) I'm afraid I just HAVE to be in next time!

    Have a great week-end and Happy Easter,

    Barbara

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    1. What a lovely comment Barbara...and high praise for all of us from such an excellent crocheter! I would love it if you joined in next time... Happy Easter to you too, hugs, Jill x

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  21. Wow, Absolutely amazing...hard to find the words, what a labour of love! Well done xx

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    1. Thanks so much Penny... and thanks again for making a square as one of our 'special requests'.. Hugs, Jill x

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  22. wow! this looks incredible.
    i HAVE to be a part of this next year!

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    1. Thanks Trish... I hope you will too, Jill x

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  23. Love the way it turned out. I may have too play next time.

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    1. Thanks! Please do... the more the merrier.. :)x

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  24. oh my the finished blanket is totally stunning. I am definitely in for next year :) has been an amazing experience.
    You have made an amazing job putting the blanket together and it looks stunning.
    thank you so much for organising this.
    Shelley

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    1. Thanks so much Shelley...you have been there from the start.. yours were the first squares I received and you have been so encouraging all the way along.. I hope you are looking forward to next year as much as I am! Hugs, Jill x

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  25. Absolutely, incredibly gorgeous. Definitely a work of love to put all those squares together from around the world so beautifully! Barbina is one lucky gal! Best wishes to you, Tammy

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  26. Jill it looks simply amazing you have done a wonderful job pulling it all together... what an undertaking!!! Count me in for next time! Have a wonderful Easter, Janette xx

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    1. Ahh thanks Janette... It was a lovely hooky time... Happy Easter to you too! Hugs, Jill x

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  27. That blanket is stunning, well done to everyone who took part and especially to you Stocki for putting it all together you have done a brilliant job, would love to join in next time :)

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    1. Thanks veery much Linda... you will be very welcome! :)x

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  28. Oh WOW!!! That is rather fantabulous!! So much crochet love in one place! And what an amazing job you've done putting it all together Jill, kudos m'dear, and much admiration for everyone who took part :D

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    1. Ah what a lovely comment...on behalf of everyone who contributed - Thank you! :)x

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  29. Wow! That is amazing and you've done such a fantastic job of finishing it... I can't imagine how difficult it must have been to place all the squares so as to make it rectangular! I just love how eclectic it is... beautiful.

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    1. Ahh well, making it rectangular wasn't as easy as I had predeicted...and quite a bit of unpicking of my sewing took place until I hit upon the solution.. which I will blog about at some point...Hugs, Jill x

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  30. I think it is amazing!!! I can't believe all those different squares look so stunning together!!!!
    The biggest job was for you Jill, and you have done an incredible job! They fit beautifully together and your joining is wonderful. Also, I loved the blogged squares as you recieved them.
    How lucky is Barbina!
    I can't wait for BBB2013!! Thank you do much Jill for the whole idea and all the work you put into it!!! Xxxxx

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    1. Thanks Joanne... I'm so glad that you all like it! I can't wait for next time either! Hugs, Jillx

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  31. What a beautiful beautiful blanket! And what a stunning job you did putting it all together :)
    I don't have a Blog, but would very much like to be involved next year. Is that possible?
    Mo ;)

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    1. Hi Mo... Thanks...yes of course you will be welcome to join in... a couple of people this year didn't have blogs :)x

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    2. Oh that's great thank you! :0))x

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  32. Wow, it is great! and I found my squares in there too :)
    It was fun to participate. Thanks for joining all of us in such a big beautiful project :)

    And by the way, I do have a blog: http://crochetomania.blogspot.co.uk/ so everyone is wellcome :)

    Darja

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    1. I'm so sorry Darja... I don't know why that got missed... I follow your blog too! Everyone should pop over to see what lovely things Darja makes and how gorgeous her baby boy is! Happy Easter! Hugs, Jill x

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  33. You've done such a great job, putting it together, it looks stunning. Have a great Easter.xxx

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    1. Thank you Deb... I hope you are at the end of a lovely Easter too, hugs, Jill x

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  34. Fabulous.
    Amazing.
    Just blinkin' brilliant!
    What a treat for Barbina to receive.
    Xx

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    1. I wish there was a symbol for a BIG smile... this used to be it in test speak.. <>> meaning 'big grin' but it doesn't really do it justice... maybe Blogger will introduce some emoticons one day... meanwhile... cheers Sarah! Hugs, Jill x

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  35. Oh my it's so lovely and the way you did the Hawaiian flower looks amazing!! I am definitely in for 2013. It must have been so hard to pack it all up and send it especially after all that work maybe next year you could get each country/area to have a designated person to send squares to than they can sew them all together and send them as mini blankets to you to sew together into a big one. I just thought of that so haven't really thought it through to see if it would really work lol. just a thought though

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    1. Thanks Bebe! I hope you didn't mind me adding to the Hawaiian flower... but I didn't want the flower to get 'lost' in amongst all the others with their cream edges... The sewing up was a bit painful this year...but I have figured it our now and once I had a plan it was easy so It'll be fine next year.. thanks for the suggestion though ... Happy Easter Monday... Hugs, Jill x

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  36. All I can say is WOW...and I wish that I could crochet...perhaps I'll learn so I can do it in 2013!! It's incredible and the person who won it must truly be overwhlmed!! Big thanks to you for organising it and SEWING IT ALL TOGETHER!! I just knit and HATE the sewing up so I really appreciate what you have done. WOW again...and many ..many thanks. I'll follow you to keep in touch with your projects...WOW....WOW....WOW!!
    Joan

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    1. Thank you Joan... I've just popped over to your blog too :) On sewing up.. it may be sad but I quite enjoy it... I find it relaxing... hmmm...maybe I am stranger than I thought! :)x

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  37. STUNNING!!! I is truly a piece of art. Thank you so much for your idea to bring us all together and for your hard work. My compliments to you and all my fellow crocheters. I would love to publish it on my blog with you permission? Big hug XO

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    1. Thanks so much Elisabeth... we all did a great job didn't we? Please do publish away on your blog... it is partly your work after all :) Hugs, Jill x

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  38. Absolutely Stunning!!! It made me happy to look at it. Thank you for the list of blogs. I am but a mere (some-times) commenter, and this post took me all around the world! Now I have lots of new places to go with my coffee cup!! Thank you from Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Awesome work to all the ladies that helped create a true work of hooky-art. :)

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    1. Thank you for the lovely comment too! I'm glad you enjoyed looking at all the blogs..they are all lovely bloggers.... :)x

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  39. I'm almost speechless. That's such a beautiful blanket, I can't even think of the amount of time this must've taken you to put together, you did a brilliant job as well as everyone else who donated squares.

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  40. goodness me it's simply stunning...well worth the effort!
    So lovely to see it (am I the only sado who looked for my little squares?!)
    fee x

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    1. I'm glad you like it Fee...and no, you aren't a sado, I think most people have been finding their squares..I wish we could have sent the blanket on a tour of everyone who contributed so that you could all see how lovely it is up close.... Hugs,Jill x

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  41. It looks greet and it was such a fantastic idea! Next year, I'll definitely take part in it!

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    1. Thanks Casey... I can't wait! :)x

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  42. Stunningly beautiful! Especially considering all the time spent and all the talented hands that made it. Xo

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  43. This is so beautiful :D and the far-flung list of contributors was really a delight to see. I have been lurking around enjoying the pretties on your blog for a while now - I am totally in for 2013! Some of the squares in my yarn basket have been sitting there for, eek, four years or more? @.@

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