Saturday, January 15, 2011

WHERE TO GO FROM HERE???

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--
BAD girl--
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--
so---
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!!!



7 comments:

  1. Can't wait to see what you do with your hexies--no matter what time period they are from. They are going to be gorgeous.
    Sounds like you got a deal.
    That always makes it more enjoyable.
    L,A-

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  2. Di, you got a GREAT deal on that beautiful quilt!! Wow I love it, those 30s fabrics are so gorgeous. And I can't wait to see what you do with your hexagons...it's going to be beautiful as well! Sorry (?) that you couldn't do laundry...I wasn't so lucky! LOL

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  3. Laundry can wait another day or two. It's better than not feeling well.

    Your hexies are coming along great. There seems to be so many different ways to finish off a hexie quilt. Also, so many different styles of hexies too.

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  4. Laundry will always be there for tomorrow! :-) I think you got a REALLY good deal on that quilt. Its gorgeous. Yours will be amazing in the cw reproductions!!

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  5. Oh I am wanting to do a hexagon quilt too.......one day.

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  6. Darling post Di! Dirty clothes--- my goodness, If you wear your clothes wrong side out you might start a new fad!!!!

    More fun to sew, shop and play instead of cleaning and washing clothes!!! :) Love your new flower quilt and yes you did find a treasure.

    Your hexies are looking wonderful. I will look forward as to what you will be doing with them.

    Hugs, Carolyn

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  7. What a lovely quilt, bargain price as well.

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