Saturday, 25 September 2010

It just got SO much Better!

Eeek. I am so excited about sharing this with you. You just can't look at the pictures on this one you have to read on.... So here are the copious amounts of patchwork hexagons I was given by my Grandpa. There are so many, they go on and on.....I'm thinking OCD.....oh dear it's in my genes. So many different types of fabric. And wouldn't you believe it - my favourites, a tiny rose pattern, the kind I would have chosen myself, he HASN'T made up! How inconsiderate!
My favourite
There was also some old fabric - which I am sure I can find uses for. But here's the thing. There were also hundreds of cardboard hexagons ready to wrap. I began to realise they had been made from old greetings cards (obviously a big on recycling)(or really skint). Lots of Christmas Cards. So I started looking through them all - and out of all the hundreds there were - there was just one that had a name on it. And it was mine. My mother's handwriting and my tiny scrawls. I must have been about 2 years old.
See my tiny kiss x
So fate indeed. A sign even. A quilt just has to be made doesn't it? TTFN (don't forget to visit me at Apple Tree Cottage ) xxxxxx


  1. Hello! I just discovered your blog, and it's just divine! I love the dishes in your kitchen cupboards and your Gr. Grandfather's quilt. I can't wait to read more!
    Happy Weekend!

  2. how wonderful I cant wait to see the finished article!

  3. What a really lovely post, that as you say, was just meant to be...x

  4. How was all meant to be!


  5. How lovely to discover your card amongst all those others. This quilt is going to be be a real labour of love.

  6. Wow, how amazing. The finished quilt will be wonderful. The grey fabric with the pink and yellow flowers on it is lovely.
    Ann x

  7. Oh lovely and you get to look through all the old cards too. My grandmother kept all her old cards too. Wow how many hexagons have you got from your grandfather

    All things nice...

  8. The little piece of your 'signed' card literally made my spine tingle. It's all fantastic and a fabulous project (as if you don't have enough to keep you busy!).

  9. It's a great story, Fleur, now get going on that quilt!
    Hen x

  10. How lovely. Can't wait to see the finished item.

  11. I can’t wait to see more!

    Lou x

  12. What a treasure to have that Xmas card from your child hood!

  13. Ooh dead jealous!!!!
    But sweet also!