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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Hexies

Last month I missed out linking up with Sarah's Help for Hexaholics monthly post and link up. I was running late this month too, on account of the sore wrists/forearms that have bugged me a lot of this past week. But a little late nonetheless, I have made progress with those Hexies from the kit I bought at the Liberty shop.
I didn't manage to use all 30 hexagons but Lin gave me an idea that may assist in using all 30 rather than just 19 :-). I plan to make a cushion eventually but I have only made this motif so far. I ended up using an idea I had seen on Pinterest ages ago and pinned it.
It involves arranging the 2 colours in a swirl pattern rather than the traditional Grandma's Garden motif.


My brain was in a bit of a fog the other night when I was trying to layout the hexies like the pinned diagram from Pinterest...when I finally got it right, I labelled each hexie...made it so much easier!


Now a little bit of Trivia. I worked on this project yesterday at Sunday Stitchers and one of my fellow Stitchers commented that the design look like a swastika...I remarked that that was a bit unfortunate but I couldn't really see it myself....I could see swirls. :-) I was a bit appalled actually....:-:
 But then I remembered something I had read years ago...the swastika was actually based on an Ancient Greek Symbol. A little research today showed that the same symbol is featured in many cultures including being a symbol of auspiciousness in Hindu culture.     http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swastika
 So that explains the crocheted insert on a vintage table centre that came in a bundle of old linens that I bought on EBay many years ago...when I saw this design, I thought hmmm...maybe I won't bother to clean this up and reuse the lace...it obviously was a design that was around long before the Second World War...


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7 comments:

Susan said...

My brain must be foggy too - maybe its still in holiday mode - I can't see a swashstika nor a swirl, but it looks good and if you can use up the right number of hexies - well & good.

Vireya said...

I can see the swirl, and it looks good!

To me it is more like the Isle of Man flag (which has three legs), than the Hindu good luck symbol seen everywhere in India.

Noela said...

I can see interlocking flowers nothing else Maria. I love making hexies too. Just as well as the next block for Gossip is all hexies. Enjoyed your company yesterday. hugs.....

Lin said...

Not sure I can see a swirl either but it is looking very good. Yes, the swastika has been around an awful lot longer than the Nazis! such a shame it is more remembered for that use though. xx

Sarah said...

I love your swirl project. I've also seen that link on Pinterest - I even think one of the girls in my hexie group is making them.

I don't see the (4 legged) swastika at all!! I think you will also notice that the old greek symbol "swirls" in a different direction than the Nazi symbol.

angela said...

I don't see a swaztika. Or swirl either but I love it!

Soma Acharya said...

I know that wrist pain all too well. Hope you are feeling better. The hexies look wonderful, great idea with labelling them. I like your swirl piece very much!

-Soma