Thursday, April 04, 2013

Bev’s Antique Hexagon!

Bev brought in some show and tell during our class yesterday!

I love impromptu show & tell sessions in class, don’t you?  Usually we do this right after lunch to get our juices back flowing and get us inspired to KEEP QUILTING!

Even better than the quilt itself ((Yes, I squealed over the indigos and stripes and burgundies and shirtings…and everything)) was the story of how the quilt top came to be in her possession.

Hold on to your fat quarters ----

Her hubby found this magnificent top for FIVE DOLLARS!! Holy cow!

Here’s the whole quilt:

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And some more close ups:

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Stripes going every which way!

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Definite fabric replacement for “something close” if there wasn’t enough to go all the way around!

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Yes, lots of plaids, ginghams and stripes, but every once in a while – something dainty!

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Fun shirtings and great stripes!

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Just --- OOOH!!

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Sew Many Hexies, So Little Time!


  1. It is so nice to see such a different layout instead of the usual flower design, and such a loving husband too. She is blessed.

  2. Oh wow! I have a long term project english paper piecing hexagons of my grandfather's shirts using that same pattern. Hadn't seen it done before. Thanks for sharing! Now I have an idea of what it will look like when done.

  3. Wow! This is a beautiful quilt. It seems like we are seeing more and more hexies lately!

  4. That is stunning - what a gorgeous use of colour!

  5. why cant I find these kinda bargains? ;-) next lay out of hexies will be this :-) How nice to have a hubby that knows what to look for :-) keep him! :-)
    OH the quilt is beautiful--I wanna know how you are going to finish it :-)

  6. Anonymous5:48 PM EDT

    WOW and where was I when this quilt was put up for sale ... Beautiful quilt, maginne the lady sitting making Hexies, choosing her fabrics, thinking about the places each print had been used ... Memories. Wouldn't it be great to make a Memory Hexie!!!

    Thanks Bonnie, love how you share with us.

    1. Anonymous5:50 PM EDT

      OPPPs that was IMAGINE the lady lolol...typos

  7. That is really an interesting quilt top...see lots earlier (1840's) and lots later (1930's) but this one in the middle is unusual! Very nice...and big congrats to the DH!

  8. Great quilt...great purchase!

  9. Great quilt...great purchase!

  10. What a great find! Is she best to leave it 'as is' or should she sandwich and quilt it?

  11. i love this pattern !

  12. What a beautiful quilt. I really like the layout - how is it quilted? Machine or hand? And what is the pattern?

  13. Beautiful example of a late 1800's, early 1900's top! $5.00--wow!

  14. Great quilt! Great husband! Love the design.

  15. wow! this is not new and a great old pattern to boot!!!!thanks for sharing!!!

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  17. Wow! What a great find! It is so neat to see this quilt . Thanks for sharing! Deb

  18. Wow! What a great find! It is so neat to see this quilt . Thanks for sharing! Deb

  19. Just WOW. Hope my hexie quilts will be studied like this in a hundred years or so.

  20. Beautiful ! Thank you for posting interesting quilty items daily, my dh knows I get my bonnie fix each morning, gets my day headed into the right direction! Recently received the 1/4 seam guides....our quits are coming out perfect now no pulling or tugging :) thank you , oh also just was given two lovely class 27 singer machines , Life is GOOD!

  21. I must say this is one hexie quilt top I truly love! Love the fabrics used.

  22. Bonnie, I think you started something because all my new magazines have hexies and string quilts in them and they are pretty scrappy so it all made me think of you. Sure does get my quilting juices flowing. Thanks for all you do.

  23. Bonnie, thanks for posting the photos of all the quilts you come in contact with. I fell in love with this hexie and have started my own in this color combination. See a navy and cheddar Wild Goose Chase in my future too. Thanks again for all the inspiration. Signed up to take two classes with you in Dallas in September. Can't wait! Enjoy your trip this week. Going to catch last Saturday's Quilt Cam on YouTube tomorrow night while I sew. Thanks for all you do! Vanya


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