was trying to decide "how" to finish this--
I have not really done a Hexagon quilt--did a couple that I appliqued to other fabric for pillow tops--but want this one to be just hexagons!!
so was on the computer this afternoon--
and I learned some interesting things--
First I had thought that I was way off base with the fabric line--
as you can see I have used all civil war prints--then I remembered that the Grandmothers flower garden quilt did not come out until 1930's--but that was ok--I had a little plan--but in doing some research on how to finish the edges I discovered that the actual Grandmother's flower hexagons came about in 1835--soo there you have it!!!! so some could of been made during the civil war era!!!
I told you all about this quilt yesterday--
what I did not tell you was the price I paid for it--
Cause--I had wondered if I had really paid too much for it????
But today I discovered one on the internet--that was in repair shape--
and guess what they wanted for it???
they wanted $695.00 for it--
Mine--I got for $225.00----so I got me a bargain all the way around!!!
(course I still can not believe I spent that much on an old quilt--
but like I said===it is exquisitely made--sooooo!!!
I did not do laundry today--
but I have a good reason--
last evening one of the ladies downstairs near the laundry room set off our smoke alarm--she burnt something in the microwave==big time--her apartment was full of smoke as was the hall way!!
So when I went down to do it--
I realized that I could still smell the smoke rather heavily--
and I do not want to breathe that or have it in my clothes--
I will just have to turn my clothes inside out this week to wear them!!!!
I did do some more hand quilting on the 30's quilt and I did work on the hexagon quilt--have a little more idea of what to do with it--but??????
Keep warm and dry where ever you are---
that what all these quilts are made for -- you know!!!