It's no secret I have a special place in my heart for vintage textiles. They are always on my wish list when I'm looking around a thrift or antique shop, but I have learned not to have my heart set on finding something specific; instead, I enjoy the mystique of what treasures I might discover. A lot of times you can find unfinished patchwork blocks and if you're really lucky, even a quilt top. A pile of hexagon flowers is something I have a hard time resisting, what with their obvious charm and unique combinations of fabrics. I jumped on the hexagon bandwagon this Summer + learned how to make them for myself, and now I know what all the fuss is about! The only semi-tedious part is cutting out the paper templates (and really now, how hard is that?). Hexagons are a fun on-the-go project as well as a wonderful way to showcase even the smallest bits of your favorite fabrics.
What I make with mine is yet to be determined. And that got me to thinking about the people from generations past who made the pieces I have been collecting. All this time I have imagined them to be doing frugal work by making use of the smallest bits of these sweet fabrics. But who knows, really. There may have been a creative spirit much like me who simply made them for making's sake, because she enjoyed making things by hand; or simply for the love of the fabrics. xoxo
Interested in making hexagons like these? Instructions along with cute hand-drawn illustrations can be found in my book, Vintage Made Modern!