For this Vintage Bliss Tuesday, I rounded up my collection of prized granny blankets. When I say granny blankets, I literally mean blankets that my granny made. Only we called her Nana. So technically they are Nana blankets.
I managed to locate nine of them, but I may have missed one or two. We use them in almost every room in the house. These quilts and afghans are so warm and cozy when it gets a little cool around here. And, for me, they are like a warm hug from Nana. I miss that baking, cooking, reading, story-telling, witty chick. But when I look at these blankets I think about all the time and care she put into them and I remember her fondly.
Most of these blankets weren't intended for me, but my mom knows how much I like them, so she sent many of hers my way. Nana did a lot of patchwork quilts with leftover scraps of fabric. Some of those quilts aren't in the greatest of shape because they are the oldest and most used. The other quilts she made - with circular designs on them - are later work.
The mainly green quilt at the top of the pile is the newest and is in great condition. I have no intention of locking any of them up in closets or trunks though. These babies are meant to be used and loved. I actually made the orange and yellow zigzag afghan as a preteen, with the help of Nana. My bedroom was done up in an orange and yellow colour scheme at the time. With lots of Duran Duran posters taped to my closet doors!
Do you have quilts and afghans? Or maybe you make them yourself? (I confess quilting looks like too much work to me, but I should definitely get to knitting or crocheting afghans some time soon!)
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