Sep 8, 2010

I love this old yellow quilt

 

You know I love yellow…

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and I love hexie flowers…

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I really like reproduction prints…but these are the real thing.

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I love this quilt!

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It’s all hand stitched and hand quilted.

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My daughter and son-in-law were cleaning out stuff when they came across this old quilt that no one wanted.  They gave it to me and I am thrilled!  I’m hoping I can find out a little about it’s history.  That would be fun but so far no one knows where it came from.

In the meantime, I’m still working on my own hexies. I have 22 flowers complete with more ready to go. 

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And they mean just a little bit more to me now.  Perhaps, if I finish it, one day my quilt will be found, old and worn, and someone will appreciate all those tiny stitches and the love that went into it.  That would make me happy. 

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27 comments:

One for a wish.. said...

That's a lovely quilt! Great to have inspiration for your hexagons, which are looking terrific!

Paula and Mel said...

The quilt is beautiful! How lucky are you! I just stared at the picture for the longest time.
I am also working with hex's. I just love the feel of the fabric in my hands as I make each stitch. Hopefully our work will be passed on and on.
I do hope you can find some history on your quilt. That would be awesome.
Enjoy your prize possesion.
Paula

Béa said...

Wow, lucky you are ! What a wonderful old quilt.
Yours will be as much gorgeous, love your fabrics.

Tudy said...

I am hooked on Hexies too. Love the yellow quilt.

Stephanie said...

What a beautiful found treasure. This is why labels are important--and I really dislike making labels.

Jackie said...

I can see why you love it!! I would too. Yellow is a great color for the background. I have mine started with a white background. Looking forward to seeing yours completed.

Thelma said...

I LOVE the yellow hexie quilt. it could not have found a better home!

Your hexie blocks are looking great too, perfect really! What a lovely stack!!

ranette said...

Aaaahhh...I love the yellow hexie quilt too! Looks like lots of love went into making it and I'm glad that you have it now.

Your stack of hexie flowers are growing and also they are tempting me to start some, but I'll keep enjoying others for now.

quiltingnana said...

it would be fun to find out some history of the quilt..your hexies are coming along nicely

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- you lucky girl -- it's beautiful!!!

Angela said...

I love the soft buttery yellow! I am sure someone will treasure your hexie quilt, as much as you treasure this yellow one! :o)

Needled Mom said...

Gorgeous!!! I love the yellow too.

Sinta Renee said...

Beautiful and inspiring! Yellow is just happy:)

Sinta Renee said...

I forgot to say that I love your flowers, just gorgeous!

Tarnyia said...

What a lucky find and how lucky you are to have it.. it would be so interesting to find out it's history.. good luck with that.. and I just love your colours that you are using in your hexies xxx

Sue-Anne said...

What a beautiful old quilt. How lucky for it to have been found and given to someone who appreciates it. I hope you are able to find out a little bit more about it and it just goes to show that we should be labelling everything we make with lots of details.

Your hexies look beautiful.

Kaaren said...

My most prized and loved quilt is a Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt that is signed and dated 1923. It too is hand quilted and is absolutely gorgeous.

Yours will be loved and appreciated by someone in the next generation(s) as well, Annette. I promise you that!

Carrie P. said...

It is a lovely quilt and nice of them to think of you. Your flowers are very pretty too. Just make sure you put a label on your quilt so someone will know who made it.:D

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

That's such a lovely old quilt. I hope you're able to find out more about its history.

Your own hexagon flowers are beautiful, too! Can't wait to see what they look like together.

Suzie said...

It's a beautiful old quilt, there's sure a nice story behind it! I can see how happy you are! And the quilt you're making will be even more beautiful!

Tricia said...

That really is a lovely old thing!

Val said...

I love the colours on your hexies,what a fantastic find good luck with the history of it
Hugs Val x

Mary Lou Weidman said...

I adore Grandmother's Flower Garden blocks because it is the last thing my own Grandmother and I worked on before she passed away...and the yellow makes it especially beautiful....thank you for the smile today

Sew Create It - Jane said...

What a lucky find...it is gorgeous and I'm sure the maker, who ever she was, would be thrilled another quilter is going to take care of her quilt.

teresa said...

Just love that old quilt Annette, it's gorgeous. What a shame there is no label on it. I hope you can find something out about it. It's very special.

Lucy said...

A beautiful quilt.

Micki said...

I love hexies too and I am working on a quilt too. They are so relaxing to do.
Micki

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