babette blanket revived

Posted on | May 21, 2010 | 12 Comments

During spring cleaning I uncovered a wip, Babette Blanket by Kathy Merrick, that had started with so much promise, and now TWO YEARS later, it was still languishing at the bottom of a basket.

In the last couple of days I sewed sections 1 – 6 together and finished crocheting section 7.
As incentive, I decided it will live in the living room on the couch. Johnny and Felix approve and are excited about seeing all the happy colors.

The pattern is very simple, but I find that I spend a lot of time choosing the colors for each square. Which is funny, because it looks pretty random.
Here are two inspiration shots for color combinations…from my friend Lisa’s garden…

ravelry link


12 Responses to “babette blanket revived”

  1. annri
    May 21st, 2010 @ 2:56 pm

    That’s the beauty of such a project (or a Barn Raising Quilt), it is so patient down at the bottom of the basket… and so pretty too!

  2. Prunila
    May 22nd, 2010 @ 3:47 am

    Kat, it remainds me of Gustav Klimt, wow!!!

  3. Kathleen
    May 22nd, 2010 @ 5:50 am

    LOOK at those colors! Especially in your colorful living room. Beautiful, Kat, and I love your inspiration poppies.

  4. gale (she shoots sheep shots)
    May 22nd, 2010 @ 8:32 am

    well if that isn’t the most perfect spot for a perfectly stunning afghan I don’t know what is. The care you put in the colors shows.

  5. magnusmog
    May 22nd, 2010 @ 11:40 am

    Good luck with finishing – it looks at home in the house already :)

  6. gay
    May 22nd, 2010 @ 6:50 pm

    gorgeous colors, a happy blanket indeed, makes the crochet very hip too!

  7. carlene
    May 23rd, 2010 @ 2:28 pm

    Forgive me, but your Babette kick’s the original Babette’s sorry ass. (And I love the original Babette.)

  8. michele
    May 25th, 2010 @ 4:05 pm

    your care with the colors really does show! it all works together so well. i love it all. the square with the purple/orange/pink combination reminds me of India and the hot color combinations found in saris.

  9. Debbie
    May 26th, 2010 @ 5:15 pm

    I was just thinking about this last week, and I actually wondered, at that time, if you ever finished it! I’m so glad to see it here. It’s gorgeous. I so want to make it for my little granddaughter. Beautiful!

  10. Karen
    May 29th, 2010 @ 7:25 am

    I Just found your blog via knitty and I have had the best time looking thru your posts. Your blanket is simply beautiful.

  11. Jill aka Tink
    June 9th, 2010 @ 5:45 am

    PRETTY!!! I need that in mid-winter in snow and ice land….

  12. mamie
    June 11th, 2010 @ 4:00 pm

    i have always loved that design and the colors in yours are so vibrant, i am so glad you unearthed it. keep at it so that we can see it in all its colorful glory. :)

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