Another hexie flower was completed the last week of 2022 using 3/4" hexies. Only the light fabric center was EPP'd before.
Here's a picture of the old blanket chest with 8 completed flowers on top. I need at least 8 more flowers.
I had added a few light hexies to the edge of one block but I didn't think they looked right so I removed them. This table runner is going to be rather dark. I'm trying to brighten the flowers up by adding some lighter fabrics.
Years ago I had pieced centers for the flowers, there are 8 centers left.
You can see in above picture how beat up the lid of the chest is. It's really old, the date on the front of the chest says 1874. It also says E. Miller who was a great-aunt of my mother. I assume the E. stands for Elizabeth which is also my mother's name but I don't know for sure. That's a story lost to time.
Here are links to prior posts about the 3/4" Hexie quilt. Post 1, Post 2.
I'm enjoying working on these hexies but I make a mess with all the fabrics I'm auditioning.
Linking to Kathys Slow Stitching Sunday, Stitching Stuff, Oh Scrap, Sew & Tell, Handmade Monday, Design Wall Monday, Craftastic Monday, Monday Musings
I love a good project with a purpose like this coverlet or doily even for this chest top! I love your civil war colors you are using... or old feeling fabrics for sure... appropriate for the time and in honor of your past!
Happy 2023 friend!
They look so pretty together! I love the colors you chose! Happy New Year Gretchen!
Very pretty hexies. Congrats on all the progress, fingers crossed the last eight get completed this year.
Love your hexies, just might inspire me to make some and use up some of the stash material. I do have a big hexie quilt already, so maybe a table topper.
I like how you alternated the fabrics in the outer ring of this flower. I can just imagine how time consuming auditioning fabrics is, but the flowers you have completed are very pretty. How wonderful that you have a family heirloom like that chest. I am sure you could trace the name of that aunt using an ancestry site if you wanted to. Enjoy your stitching. I am looking forward to seeing more hexie flowers.
I enjoyed seeing your earlier Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt - it's just beautiful! Happy stitching on your flower blocks of today, too!
I love your hexies! Isn't that chest amazing?
love your hexies they are close to the size I am using (7/8") they are good size to hold on to I think
What lovely hexies--I like those extra rings you've added in alternating colors--neat idea--hugs, Julierose
I like the pattern the lighter hexies created in your rosette. They are lovely rosettes each and every one! What an interesting story regarding the chest.
Such lovely fabrics that you are using in your hexie quilt and the top of your chest is so pretty . What a treasure to have. Have a great week, Gretchen.
How wonderful to have a family chest. Your story of its possible ownership sounds right to me. It's amazing to me that it has survived this long. Your hexie project is making progress. Hopefully you can lighten it up a bit but honestly, it looks great the way it is now to me. Happy stitching.
Your hexies are so pretty!
Happy New Year, Gretchen. I hope you enjoy your new house even more, now that you're getting all settled in. I admire your hand applique so much. Far better job than I'll ever do.
I love your hexies and I see you have the same Clover seam ripper I bought this year - Love them! My Grandmothers name was Elizabeth Harrison Smith! Must have been a popular name in the 1800's. Hugs
Really pretty blocks you're working on. Your project is coming along nicely.
I love how your flower garden is growing. Nice job! Thanks for joining Sew & Tell. :)
Wow, those are tiny. But the finished project will be worth the work. It is going to be lovely. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!
Hexies are not for the impatient or the faint-hearted. You are off to an amazing start. I am sure that your hexies project will be an absolute showstopper. Happy 2023 to you!
I love seeing all your hexies, Gretchen! I know that will be one beautiful quilt! Thanks for linking up with Monday Musings!
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