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25 May 2015

Hexie Happiness

Hello and happy half term!
How wonderful to be full time Patchwork Heart for a week!
 I am totally in my happy zone!

A few weeks ago
 feeling that my creativity was being stifled I began playing.
I was inspired by the wonderful colourful images in my feed 
on both Facebook and Instagram from the talented



So I dug out her book
Granny Squares
and started playing with hexies


Join as you go is my favourite joining method
I love the texture it creates and making the blanket as I go.


These tesselating shapes are just perfection to me!


I loved the simplicity here
 of working with just 3 colours
I used 
in
fondant pomegranate and raspberry


it was so easy to work out 
which colour order came next
 as at each corner 3 hexies meet 
meaning that you just need 1 of each


I worked from the centre outwards in rounds
and love the hexagon shaped blanket with its uneven edges



It wasnt long before a simple picot edging
completed the blanket
and it was sold!


So what next I thought . . .
colours
BRIGHT COLOURS
and a bigger hexie blanket! 


The idea of this blanket was to try out some
that I had been given


This time I worked in rows
 using 11 shades


oh what fun planning each row


I love the multi coloured hexagons
and my next hexie blanket will use even more shades


Comparison wise
Stylecraft Special DK wins every time for me
 for blanket making.
I have to say again and again
 it is so soft, beautiful to work with and has great washability.
The Hayfield Bonus I found to have a very cheap feel 
and the different colours have different thicknesses so its not for me.
I'm pleased to have had the opportunity to try it
as I know many people like its large colour range.
I am sure the blanket will look great when complete though
 and have confidence that a wash with plenty of fabric softener
 will help it along nicely!

Thank you for the many lovely comments you all send, 
I am sorry that I do not have time to reply individually. 
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Have a wonderful hooky Bank Holiday my friends

Heather
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5 comments:

Amy at love made my home said...

Both blankets are lovely. I haven't tried the Hayfield, but I do like Stylecraft for blankets! xx

Janet said...

The pink hexie blanket is lovely. It's interesting to see how just using three colours can create such a lovely effect.

Jan Doling said...

I am loving your hexie blankets. I am enjoying a crocheting half term too, it won't be long enough to get everything I want to get done though!

Bronwyn said...

Oh! I love the colour mix in that second blanket. So bright and cheerful! I need to hit the yarn store for some new yarn - I need a new colourful project just like yours!!

Cat from Raspberry Rainbow said...

Oh the raspberry hexies are DIVINE!

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