I’ve been feeling a little under the weather the last couple of weeks. Mainly due to tummy troubles. A head cold is making it’s way through the family. I felt like I was coming down with it, but I seem to have escaped. Keeping my fingers crossed. My sewing machine hasn’t seen much action. I seem to have enough energy for these hexies though. I’m very happy with how they are turning out and I’m pretty sure I’m going with the double hexie path. Here is a photo of an antique quilt (mid-19th century English, if I remember correctly) that finally got me started on another hexie project. This quilt was shared at the Vintage Fabric Dating Club meeting in March. I talked to it's owner and she said it was okay to share it with you.
I could have looked at this quilt all afternoon. It just had so much charm – the hexies, use of stripes and the soft colors with a dash of blue and cheddar. Isn’t that swag border with the striped fabric and heart bows so sweet. I don’t think I’ll include those in my quilt, but I do plan on the hexagon border. Here are a few more photos-
I just love looking at old quilts. I’m thinking about going to the American Quilt Study Group (check out their wallpaper) seminar in October. It’s in Lincoln Nebraska. It includes activities at the International Quilt Study Center andMuseum. I think this is a great opportunity.
It’s Spring Break here so I’m looking forward to a quiet week of quilting, reading and a little spring cleaning.