There is nothing dearer to my heart than someone who, using their creativity and talent, manages to turn the old and discarded into something new and beautiful.
And quite frankly, you can’t get any more beautiful upcycling than this amazing hexie quilt project by Rhonda Dort.
Each three-and-a-half inch hexagon is cut from vintage linens that are torn, stained or near worn out.
Rhonda’s intention was “to give these old sad pieces a new life.”
But she has done so much more than that.
Each individual piece has been beautifully embellished, using a selection of lace, beads and trims.
Each one of the 46 hexies will have batting added behind.
Then, using the wrap around backing method which will result in a 1/4″ white border around the front of each block, they will be hand sewn together using the English paper piecing method.
There are lots more pictures of the quilt blocks on Rhonda’s Pinterest board.
I will be following her progress intently.
Because the finished quilt is going to be just spectacular. ♥