Sunday, September 24, 2017

Calico Collection

You know I have been sucked in to the Instagram world. I use it almost exclusively for quilt-related purposes. I follow very few people outside the quilting sphere. Most of my posts are quilt-related, as that is really all I want to see. (Narrow-minded??) I see so  much of what I don't care about on Facebook that I figure I will control my IG more closely; what can I say?

Lately, I find myself smitten by the many vintage-inspired calico hexagon flowers showing up on my IG feed. The way I see it, if I love this look so much, then I need to focus on making it myself. Focus is something I have lacked in my foray into EPP. So far, I have a lot of random shapes, colors, sizes, etc., none of which go together. With a plan finally in place, the above flower has emerged. Isn't it sweet!? I think I am going to like this!

I recently saw an Instagrammer post a few pictures of hexagons she'd made using random calico prints. It is quite possible that they were Liberty of London prints, but I can't be sure. Regardless, I loved how pretty and quaint they looked, and it made me head to the fat-quarter drawers to pull as many calico prints as I could. So far, this collection is neutral-heavy. Finding colors in my stash to add to this will be an ongoing project. Fun, too.

The last thing I need is to start another project, so this little collection may end up being stored in a tub for awhile. I do think, though, as some point I am going to make this hexagon quilt a reality. First, I will add to the collection you see here by going to my grandmother's stash. I am certain that I will find many more calicoes to add in. Won't that be special?

I'm linking up with Kathy at Slow Sunday Stitching.

Happy Quilting, Friends!

1 comment:

  1. It will be a special quilt if you can find some from her collection to add to yours!


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