Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Day 14 - Art Every Day - Played with Stash

OK - does this count as Art Every Day?  lol! I know we all do it from time to time. I won these on ebay a while back.  These are Kensitas silks and  were put out by J. Wix & Sons of London in 1934 and 1935 in cigarette packs. It was a group of 60 of the medium/large variety and needless to say I did not pay the asking price that some are asking that sell them individually. I have seen them as high as $15.00 a piece. I paid about $1.21 per silkie. Yippee! These are actually embroidered and not just a photo put on fabric. I posted some close-ups so you can see how lovely they are. They are contained in paper envelopes and that's the image you see coming through the silky. Backed with a creamy white backing they'd be even more stunning. Most crazy quilters know them well and some have their own collections. Now I just need some fantastic ideas to showcase them in a quilt. I considered hexagons, but someone suggested they were being overdone these days. Any ideas? They are about 2 x 2-3/4 inch in size.







3 comments:

Lauri said...

These are beautiful!!
BTW I don't think hexies are really being overdone right now. After all there are only so many basic shapes we can work with.
When I started on mine 3 years ago on one was doing them LOL
Do whatever design you want, it's your work!! :)

Arlene White said...

Hey Connie, Even if Hexi's are being over done, they never go out of fashion and I believe your stunning acquirement of flowers would look amazing in a quilt.

Arlene
http://arlenes-crafts.blogspot.com.au/

Cathy K said...

What a great purchase! These are so beautiful. Hexies overdone. That's like saying square blocks are overdone! Do what you want!!! Hugs...