Monday, October 11, 2010

vintage hexagon potholders

Occasionally, I will buy some vintage quilt blocks.  Although I enjoy making my own hexagons, it is fun to use the old blocks too.  I made these potholders years ago, and I have more old blocks, so I plan to make more potholders.  They make a nice hand quilting project.  After I sew some batting and backing fabric to the vintage blocks with the right sides together, I leave a small opening to turn the fabric through, I clip the corners, turn the fabric through, push out the corners, sew up the opening, and iron it.  Then I do my hand quilting.  Very easy!  They are about 8.5 inches around.   Do you have any suggestions for something else to make with these blocks?  I hope you enjoy looking at the old fabrics as much as I do : )  The first three pictures are the potholders and the last three pictures are the extra blocks waiting to be used!



Sew Many Mamas said...

Love the vintage look! I've got to try some hexies - never have. Cute, cute potholders!

ktquilts said...

I just passed up some vintage blocks last weekend because I wondered what to do with them. Thanks for the idea!! Great potholders!



Quiltstory said...

So sweet! Love the fabrics. Thanks for sharing!