It seems that the quilting world today has a bad case of hexagon fever, hexi madness, hexagonitis, etc. But a passion for hexagons is nothing new as hexagon quilts have been around for about 300 years - one of the very first piecing patterns.
Today I'm sharing a hexagon quilt from my collection that is circa 1890. Love how it looks like the quilt is looking back at you.
This block just barely shows a horse fabric, a mill engraving or conversation print. These are most often seen in the 1880s and 1890s.
And this is my favorite block- very scrappy.
Be sure to click on the photos to really see the details. This is the most intensely quilted hexagon, I've seen. Hand pieced and hand quilted.
The pattern is Brackman #160m, The Diamond Field (Kansas City Star 1932), Rainbow Tile (Hall 1935) and Martha Washington's Flower Garden (Spool Cotton 1940)