Oh, if this were priced right, or if the condition were better, I certainly would have loved to take it home, but truth be told – this quilt was so shredded that parts were coming off of it – the fabrics were fading, and yet they still were asking an astronomical amount.
The price would be worth it if the condition were better, but it just wasn’t.
Still….I saw these little appliqued hexie rosettes peeking out at me from beneath a stack of stuff folded on a shelf in the antique mall, and I had to get it out of there and spread it out!
I tried to spread it out on top of a bed, but the light from the window was too blaring…
I was very excited to see that the appliques really had no rhyme or reason other than to fill the space. There were little appliqued “heart and gizzard” type motifs as well as hexie flowers and large individual hexies interspersed between 8 pointed stars and 4 hears with points touching.
The hexies seem to be placed just to fill the space ---the fabrics are fun to look at --- they just cover the muslin ground in between the checkerboard borders.
Quite a few of the double pink squares are shot and shredding.
I didn’t have room to lay the whole thing out without the sunlight blinding the photo, but I tried to get pics of all the sections.
The bigger solo hexes and “fill in” are kind of fun. See the big red one near the star?
This corner shows more of the solid hexies appliqued between the rosets and stars. This really is a great quilt! If only it had been in better shape!
Medallion center with stars, hearts and hexies, also showing inner checkerboard border.
Close up of star in center.
This was just such an UNUSUAL quilt – I was so happy to find it…..and happy to share it with you!
Of course all the usual wonderings apply: Who was this quilter? I searched all over for initials or dates and didn’t find any,nor did the tag give any information. No location of origin was listed.
Lesson to be learned? LABEL LABEL LABEL!!!