Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Pretty Little Hexies
A few years back my daughter received this lovely afghan from her Great Auntie Martha. Recently I was going through things I had packed away for her and found it. I told her we were going to use it and enjoy it's beauty. No point in waiting for that day when she will have her own home, she can still use it then, why not enjoy it now?
I wish you could see this afghan up close. It is comprised of hundreds of tiny crocheted hexagons. It reminds me so much of the Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt pattern that I love (and have not made). I know the hours and hours of labor that went into this gift. I'm so glad that she made it for Maddie. Next time I see sweet Great Auntie Martha, I'll have to hug her a bit longer.
Hugs for you too!
Posted by Sewn With Grace at 4:04 PM
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How beautiful! I have never seen a crocheted hexagon blanket before!ReplyDelete
what a beauty!ReplyDelete
This is such a beautiful rendition of hexi's. I would never have thought to do this. A wonderful heirloom. As a kiddo in the morning during cartoons you could get some amazing shadows through blankets like these...smiles...ReneeReplyDelete
That is so beautiful. :0)ReplyDelete
Simply beautiful piece. I'm a huge advocate of using things now! No promise of tomorrow, and no day is more important than today.ReplyDelete
Thats gorgeous Renee.I love the first photo of it.. just darling.ReplyDelete
Wow that is truely beautiful. So much time went into it. Enjoy, dee xReplyDelete
Absolutely gorgeous! I've never seen that pattern before. Definitely worth an extra hug :) Happy crafting, JennyReplyDelete
Very pretty. I think that was a great idea to get it out and use it now.ReplyDelete
Remember your post from a few weeks ago about using fabric you had? I wanted to start a Dresden plate quilt I bought 2 small pieces of fabric all the rest of the wedges are being cut from fabric I've had. Thank you for your inspiration.
Absolutely gorgeous-loved the photos too.ReplyDelete
I've seen hexagon quilts before, like the Flower Garden pattern, but never the hexagons crocheted! Wow, it is beautiful! And I totally agree...why wait? It deserves to be shown in all her glory and for all the labor and love that went into creating such a piece. This is one special aunt!ReplyDelete
Love the hexagon quilt! What a treasure to have! :)ReplyDelete
It is so beautiful. One of my favorite quilt patterns is Grandmother's Flower Garden and this is so like it. I have not made a whole quilt, but have made smaller projects. I love it because it is all handwork. Your Aunt Martha did spend many hours on this heirloom.ReplyDelete
Wow! I have never seen one like this, it's gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Its so pretty and gorgeous and the colours are perfect xxReplyDelete
That is SO very beautiful!! I have never seen one made like that. A very sweet heirloom.ReplyDelete
Oh my it is so beautiful! Love the soft colours...pure joy. Enjoy my friend. xoxoxoReplyDelete
I have done some crocheting and I know that the beautiful blanket was a labor of love.ReplyDelete
Gosh, that is so pretty...I don't think I have ever seen crocheted hexagons. It really is special.ReplyDelete