12.23.2013

Finishing a Vintage Treasure

I found this gorgeous vintage unfinished
 hexie quilt top at an antique mall near my house. It was $40. I'm in LOVE with the aqua background and I could just eat those yummy little red center pieces.  I purchased this over a year ago and it's been sitting in my UFO pile begging to be finished.  The problem was - I just couldn't decide how to finish it.  Should I try and match the aqua fabric and finish out the background in hexies?  Or do I just trim it, square it, add a wide border and quilt it?  
   

In the end I decided to square it and add a border - basically because I'm kinda lazy.  I used some vintage fabric that I found in an antique shop in Chicago. I'm not loving it at this stage, but I'm fairly certain that with some quilting and some bright red polka dot binding that this beauty will shine.

 
While I was trimming, I managed to keep a few of the flowers intact. I plan on making a pillow from this one. I'm almost done with it - will share pics of it when I'm done!
 
 

4 comments:

  1. I am sure you will love it when it is finished. I love to bring old quilt tops back to life.

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  2. What a treasure you have rescued. I have a couple I need to work on. I invite you to link this post to Hexie Friday - doesn't close til Thursday. Some other great hexie projects there. Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas.

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  3. That's a treasure for sure, like the brighter colors than the traditional 30's. cant say Im loving the boarder fabric either... have you tried a narrow border of a solid in between? love the jewel yellows... Anyway so much better to be finished than left to be sad somewhere. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Kate

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  4. Love it! So great to give this unfinished beauty a new life... That red polka dot binding is going to look great. Happy New Year xox

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