Saturday, December 7, 2019

31 Days of Hand Quilting - Day 6 Antique Hexagon Quilt

 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.

Today's hand quilting example is a bit more textural or rough than the prior examples. I'm impressed with all the quilting especially over all the small hexagon seams.

There is just the smallest bit of a horse conversation/novelty print in the block below.
 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)


  1. Amazing hand stitching.. Thank you for sharing :) Can you tell me the size of the hexies?


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