Yes, I realize it looks disjointed and a little jarring. I think it turned out well though. The purple is to symbolize spring time, when the lilacs are blooming. The green symbolizes summer with the leaves and grass and plants alive and well. The red / orange / yellow / brown / tan is to symbolize autumn with the changing colors of the leaves. The blue symbolizes winter with snow and ice and cold. My "Four Seasons" blanket. It's a bit bigger than I had thought it would be (I'm terrible with numbers and size estimates in my head). It's nice though. Heavy, and very warm. Each panel is just shy of two skeins of yarn, except the fall panel, which had two full skeins of yarn but was crocheted with a smaller needle, so the stitches are smaller.
I started the variegated fall colored one to be a thick scarf, but didn't like how it was coming along, so I decided to attempt this project. It took me a while to do the autumn panel just because I'm still learning, but once I got the hang of it, I got the other three panels done in just 11 days. By rough measurement this blanket is about 62 x 37 inches.
The kids are already asking me to make blankets for them. I'll see about having them pick out some yarn if we have spare money in the near future. Perhaps for them just half the size of the seasons quilt (4 skeins) would do. A smaller blanket, better for snuggling up on the couch while reading a book, or keeping warm in case of a power outage. Or maybe I'd go all the way and try making a blanket big enough for their beds. I'm not sure.
It was definitely fun to put this one together. And it gave me something to do while waiting for that seed swap package... Mailed it off in November, it should be here sometime this month... Yeah, it's taken a quarter of a year. It better have some amazing seeds in it!