Quilt rescue has been on my mind since this winter when I found an antique quilt in the thrift store. I didn’t end up buying it, but it hurt my heart that it didn’t have a home. I started searching for vintage quilt tops on Etsy and Ebay – waiting for the perfect one to purchase. I had a few qualifications – OLD, in good condition (because nobody has time for intense washing), and a pattern I didn’t think I’d be able to make myself. The last qualification was the most important – I wanted something that I loved but couldn’t imagine spending tons of time creating. Enter hexagons! As much as I want to, I just can’t imagine hand stitching all of those little pieces together.
I found this beauty on Etsy and purchased it from Kolorize. I was so impressed with her selection, service, and the quality of the quilt when I received it. I still remember my husband’s skepticism when I told him what I wanted to do; but then he saw the quilt and he was a believer. It’s truly gorgeous and I can’t believe I will get to finish this beauty. The hexagons are 1 inch finished, and I can’t find any stains or rips. Also, the fabrics are amazing – I LOVE vintage fabrics and I couldn’t be happier with these.
Now I’m on the search for the perfect quilt back (SUGGESTIONS WELCOME!) and someone to teach me to hand quilt (you know you want to!) I’m hoping to baste this beauty within the next few weeks and then have this as a project throughout the year to work on when I have time to sit and sew. This is going to be the perfect project for when I want to sew, but I also want to sit and talk to people. Sometimes it can be so isolating to sit at your machine.
What fabric would you use to back this? (My thoughts were a Denyse Schmidt print from her Shelburne Falls line) However I’m open to other suggestions. Then, how would you hand quilt this? I’m really hoping I love this and find more quilts that I can rescue.