I returned home from getting my new pair of glasses –and dropping off the book orders to the post office, and making a run through the bank, and Fed Ex….
Little did I know when I returned home I would find a box stuffed full of…
VINTAGE! HEXIE! GOODNESS!!
No one ever expects these things…and when it happens, I am just so overcome!
This box came with a story:
I can’t tell if it is blocks or just parts at this point!
The note reads:
Dear Bonnie,I don’t know who would appreciate these hexagon blocks more than you. They were given to my mom 30 years ago because she was a quilter and would know what to do with them!
Rows of blocks, and single blocks too!
I follow you religiously and know your fondness for all things scrappy, vintage and hexagon. These certainly cover ALL bases!
Individual blocks, close up!
Feel Free to pass them on ((Ahem!! NO WAY!)) store them, or play with them any way you please. It’s my thank you for all you do!
Close up of rows!
Back sides! With papers still basted in place on outer edges!
See you in June in Western NY – My First Bonnie Class!Sincerely,Mary L.S.
Singles with fun papers!
Look at them all! Oh, the possibilities!
PS –Look at those stitches!!
Oooooeeeee! I have no idea how the original maker ((who is not named anywhere)) was planning on setting these rows…I’ll have to play with them and see what is what, and see if I can figure it out.
The UPSIDE? English paper piecing means it will be easy to replicate the hexagon shape she was using, size –etc….so it would work for me to assemble these together. She used what feels like plain utility muslin.
I wish I knew the story behind all of these wonderful dress prints. Were they leftovers from making clothing? Were they shared bits from friends?
Good thing I’ve got new glasses…I see a lot of hand work in my future!
Yep, it’s good to see!
They may look similar to my other ones, and they are but the lenses are a different shape. And better yet, my bifocal prescription is stronger so I can see to thread needles…this is good!
And I know you can’t tell from the photo, but the best gift to myself from my trip to Maine ---LOBSTAH earrings…fun!
Gonna go study these papers some more – maybe there is a date in here somewhere?
Have a great evening, everyone!