Friday, 31 January 2014

Hexie Love

Thank you for all your lovely comments on my recent swap makes, I sometimes forget to take photos in my rush to send them off so it was great to be able to share them with you. It's also nice to know that the simple things in life, like den building under the table, will always be the best way to spend a rainy day!

Today I decided that a bit of charity shop shopping was in order to see if I could find any bits and pieces for my up coming swaps. I always like to look at the curtains and fabrics as you never know what you might find, some days you are lucky and others there isn't much to see.

Today was one of those lucky days as I found this fabulous hexie quilt. 

I love hexie's and I would love to make a quilt one day, but in the mean time I can admire and enjoy the love, time and patience that went into to making this one. 

Wouldn't you love to know it's history? 
The thought that someone somewhere sat and took all those different fabrics from curtains, bed linens and clothes paper pieced them into hexagons and then hand stitched them all together with teeny tiny stitches is incredible.

I"m not sure of it's age but it has two diamond jubilee badges sewn onto the centre hexie of a lilac pretty flower.

The fabrics are varied in colour and type 

and have that wonderful aged appearance that you  wouldn't get with new fabrics. 

Although it needs a little repair here and there I think it's amazing!

I love the randomness of it, 

which is unusual for me because I love a bit of order and symmetry to most things!

It's a lightweight quilt and has been backed onto what looks like an old bed sheet with a little wadding inside

It will need a wash first and I would have like to have taken some photos outside but it's just too, too wet and soggy outside so this masterpiece will be packed away until the weather improves and then it will be mended and used, which is the only thing that you should do with something so beautiful, I just wish I could say it was all my own work. Maybe one day I will.  

So how much did I pay for this stunning piece of hand crafted work....

the princely sum of £7.99

A bargain right????


  1. Wow what a bargain. The quilt is stunning. It would be wonderful to know it's history. It very much reminds me of the quilts my Grandma used to make. They were made from lots of scraps and pieces of old clothes. Fingers crossed for a dry day then it can have a lovely blow on the line.
    Ali x

  2. Dear Tracy
    A definite bargain! How special to have found it - obviously you were meant to buy it and give it a new lease of life.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Best wishes

  3. Amazing, I love hexie quits and would be so excited if I ever found one. xo

  4. an absolute bargain and I would say at a guess it has been made out of left over clothing fabric? true patchwork

  5. What a bargain. I hate to say this but I have one of those Guide patches, which I got when I was a guide in 1900 and frozen to death, they are at least 40 years old, although I doubt the quilt is that old.

  6. That is one gorgeous item Tracy, what a lucky find. I recognise a couple of the fabrics as being similar to dresses I made myself back in the 60s/70s, so yes, probably at least 40 years old.
    Well found
    Joy x x

  7. Wow! what a lucky find
    Julie xxxxxxxxxxx

  8. What a fabulous find Tracy, its so pretty. x

  9. Hello lovely, nice to be back, loving the colours xx

  10. It is such a gorgeous piece! what a bargain and what a treasure - hope you are able to make it your very own :)

  11. gorgeous! I never find anything really that amazing in op shops.

  12. That is such an incredible bargain and an amazing find! I am still hoping that one day that I will complete mine.
    Jille xx


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