A Hexagon Quilt Update and some Treasure

Do you remember when I started this quilt last July?

hexies in a butter dishI have been working on it every single evening, especially over the last month since I arrived at our new home.

015Sammy consented to pose so you could get a sense of perspective, size-wise:

018I does have a certain old-fashioned charm, doesn’t it? ā™„

And now for the treasure!

019This is the sewing cabinet that belonged to Kelly’s maternal grandmother, Annas Manson. We have had it for a few years, but it was sort of “in storage” in the family room, and I never actually looked through it (because it was a big junky mess).

004Until today.

010I wish I had taken a picture before I cleaned it up. Look at the treasure that was buried amongst the junk! Beautiful, beautiful vintage buttons.

011And this:

009Left over from Kelly’s elementary school days. šŸ™‚

Jack pot! Did I actually say that? Yes, I did. And I said it with the utmost respect for Annas, who was also a sewer. I like to think that she would be pleased that I am so pleased.

About Nita

I retired early and moved to a new community. I blog about my adventures as I explore a new lifestyle. I write about quilting, knitting and needlework, about learning to sew my own garments, adventures in the kitchen and in the garden, dancing, hiking, yoga...life is my playground!
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13 Responses to A Hexagon Quilt Update and some Treasure

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  2. Carolyn Tolbert says:

    I have a sewing cabinet just like this one. Since I bought it at an estate sale so I know nothing about it. Would love to know about it.

  3. Manuela says:

    Your hexie project looks great. I like your colors and fabrics.
    Lovely sewing-cabinet.

    Greetings, Manuela from Germany

  4. Mike Pearson says:

    Wonderful hexiness šŸ™‚ love your adorable pooch šŸ™‚

  5. tubakk says:

    Lovely hexies, and a lovely sewing cabinet. I love old buttons and thing. Lucky you.

  6. Amy says:

    Beautiful hexies and what a treasure your cabinet is!

  7. Such a fresh and colorful hexie quilt. Coming along beautifully, and what treasure! Thanks for linking to Hexie Weekend!

  8. Janine says:

    Y6our quilt is coming along beautifully and that sewing box really did turn out to be a treasure trove šŸ™‚

  9. Judy B says:

    I love, love, love it. You do good work Nita. When we cleaned out Ilmis home we got 4 full cookie cans full of buttons. May not have to ever buy another button. šŸ™‚

  10. Fawn says:

    I love it all! The quilt is turning out so beautifully and wow, treasure is definitely the right word for that sewing cabinet and contents.

  11. Kara says:

    That quilt is amazing!!

    Love, love, love the buttons!

  12. Hexagon quilts are my favourites and I love yours. Love that green. What a great treasure it will be. I am sure Annas would be thrilled that her beautiful cabinet was being put to good use.

  13. Nina says:

    Your hexis are beautiful! I love the colors. I’ve always thought that the buttons we collect create a sort of signature. I have buttons from my mother and my mother-in-law and the collections are vastly different and both are different from the buttons I’ve collected on my own. I don’t use many of the oldies but I sure like having them.

I'd love to hear your thoughts!