Friday, February 10, 2012

Granny Squares

Do you crochet? I did... years ago... Made a lot of table runners and laces. When I stared sewing, the yarn and crochet pins ended up in a bin. I've seen a lot of gorgeous afghans/blankets around here in Blogland, but never got to make any...until now :o) 
On Wednesday me and a good friend of mine, Anne Lise, went downtown to our local quilt shop, Quiltegården, to do some shopping there. Sølvi E. (one of the ladies who works there) worked on her latest project, and I fell in love with her gorgeous blanket made of Granny squares. Siw (the shop owner) showed us the blocks that she had been working on too, and I fell in love with hers too :o) 
I ended up ordering enough yarn to start on a blanket, and I went to Quiltegården Heimdal today to pick it up.
Since I forgot to take some photos on Wednesday, I asked Sølvi E. if I could take a photo of her blanket today. Isn't it gorgeous?
(click on the photos to enlarge)

A close up photo:

Since we have a little furball leaving LOTS of white hairs all over our house, I did choose the white one to be my background color. The other colors are pretty much the same ones Siw is working with in her squares. 
I will add some more colors later, but this is what I started with:

Yummy colors, and I love the dusty ones. Reminds me a little of the colors in the japanese fabrics. It is a cotton/wool yarn from Rowan, and I'm using a crochet pin size 4. 

I have already made some blocks and trying to figure out which colors to use together. These blocks are pretty addictive, but sooo much fun to make. And superfast!!!

I got to deliver two quilts when I went to visit Sølvi A. today, and I was super happy when I found out that she had the fabric I've been looking for, to use in the binding on my "Winter Blooms" quilt. She is really an angel! I will clean cut the quilt, and add the binding later this weekend :o)
Tonight I will be stuck in front of the TV in my favorite chair, with a glass of red wine and making some more Granny squares :o)

Wish you all a great and creative weekend 



Ann-Mari said...

Nyyydelige farger du har valgt. Kos deg med vinen og heklingen. God helg. Vi snakkes på tirsdag:o)

Anne Lise said...

så sinnsykt fint det teppet der!
Æ å vil ha sånn!
Du har jo komme langt siden vi var ned til Siv. Stå på Laila.
Klem :-)

Sissel`s syglede said...

WOW, et lekkert teppe du viser her. Det minner meg om mormor. Hun heklet selv i søvne tror jeg og hadde mange av disse teppene. Lekre farger:-)

Elin said...

Dette kjem til å bli nydeleg! Kjekt å hekle. Ha ei fin helg!

Christine said...

I love your sweet squares. Have wanted to learn this for a while.

Bodil said...

Bestermor-rutene er kjempekoselig, og minner meg om... ja, min bestemor :-) Nydelige farger du har valgt.


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