Thursday, June 6, 2013

Vintage Hexagon Crib Quilt

This is the best day I`ve had in the three weeks since learning I have asthma. I don`t like staying indoors but my allergies are intense. Lots of pollen and dust. While avoiding the dreaded pollen I`ve been  making another tote bag for my DIL. Hand quilting the sides today. Should be done by Saturday. 

I`m doing a short re-post today about a very old hand quilted Hexagon Crib Quilt. I love this little blanket purchased at a yard sale. It is made from scraps.   We were friends of the family. The gentleman selling this precious quilt had been recently widowed. I think he charged me $3.00. I offered more but he wouldn`t take it.






Isn`t it splendid! I`m pulling lots of UFO embroidery projects out of drawers. Embroidery is so restful. I``ve had so much fun these last couple of days quietly hand stitching. Thank you for visiting. I appreciate it.

Cathy

6 comments:

  1. Hope the pollen stops son so you can get out a little. Hand sewing is restful.

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  2. What a beautiful old Hexi. I think the gentleman knew that you would really enjoy the the quilt for years. Embroidery is in style, just read a blog about it at http://www.red-brolly.com Thanks for sharing, have a great weekend :)

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  3. Oh, I do love the old hexie quilt! I love quilting, but there is something restful about embroidery, tto.

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  4. That's a beautiful little quilt. How sweet that it has a new home where it is loved and appreciated.

    Hope the Pollen gives you a break!

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  5. Cathy I just love that quilt. I bought a large crib quilt at a yard sale once that had been washed so many times it was already getting ragged when I got it but I used it as my lap quilt for a couple of years until it finally disintegrated. It was the softest thing ever! I love hand embroidery and that's all the stitching I've done this week. Since school was out I just have been so tired that I knew trying to work on something on the machine would be too challenging. Embroidery is perfect for those times when you want to stitch something but don't want to think. :) I hate that your allergies have gotten so bad. I get weekly shots and still have to use a nasal spray every day all year and take an antihistamine in the spring. blessings, marlene

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  6. Do hope you are feeling better with your asthma problems, Cathy. It is peaceful sitting with hand sewing, and you are doing an excellent job of it.

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