Friday, May 30, 2014

Vintage Hexie Quilt



Isn't this a BEAUTY!!! The design is not typical of most hexagon quilts of this vintage - stars and flowers both! It's a scrap lover's dream, with every color in the rainbow, plus some black. And it is all beautifully hand quilting around every single hexie. That's a LOAD of hand work!

Here are some close up shots:




Magnificent, isn't it? And no damage anywhere.

I've made a recent decision to start a hexagon quilt collection - I want several older quilts to show along with my modern quilts when I speak to groups. And this is my first acquisition! I adore it! It was a real find - I don't have the budget to spend much on old quilts but this one was very reasonably priced.

I'm in total LOVE with it!

7 comments:

  1. Such a gorgeous quilt! I have yet to see a vintage hexie quilt in my area that is affordable - I'm always on the look tho...someday I'll find one...

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  2. I can understand why. I'm totally in love with it too!! Love the black star. It is so rare although I did see one that was black and white houndstooth hexies on white background. It was stunning too but yours is spectacular! Do you know how old?

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  3. very nice indeed and worth every penny you spent on it, happy hunting for your collection

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  4. I love the combination of stars and flowers! Great find!

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  5. Love the new/old quilt. I really enjoy seeing the black in it. Good choice for your new collection.

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  6. Some folks have allllll the luck. Congrats on acquiring a super quilt. What size are those hexagons?

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  7. Love this quilt! So different. It looks like vintage feed sack which i also adore and just acquired a Ton of from a lovely lady in our birthday group. They were my "tip"for quilting a top for her and I was shocked and amazed and in love with them. ..... all of them. I hate to cut them up but I want to use them. I might have to do this quilt in then. It is truly stunning. Great Find!

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