This beautiful crocheted afghan was made by my paternal grandmother who was also a very prolific quilter. She used to talk about hosting "quilting bees" at her house, where they put up a frame and each month quilted group members quilts. She made many, many quilts in her lifetime, but I don't remember seeing many afghans that she made, and I'm not sure if she knit or not.
This afghan is really quite lovely, considering that she made it. She probably had the worst color sense in the world and so many of her quilts were interesting rather than pretty. I like this afghan though and if you ignore the pompoms, it's really quite contemporary given that it was probably made in the 50's.
I had it out taking photos of it for posterity and thought you might enjoy seeing it!