Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Elegant Geometry Hexagon Quilts

Recently received "Elegant Geometry", an exhibition catalog from IQSC in Nebraska.  Check out the exhibit and order the book for yourself at

I  have a very small collection of antique quilts and this is one of my best.....c.1840 Hexagon quilt that is very large!  114" x 128".  Wide chintz border.  Thought at one time I would count and photo each and every hexagon but haven't done that yet!  The workmanship on this quilt is so fine that at first glance, the English Piecing is not apparent!  Only close inspection reveals the TINY overcast stitches that attach each hexagon to its neighbor!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Snowflake Quilt from Dargate Fabrics c.1830

This is one of my favorite (I have a LOT of those!) little quilts.  I just kept quilting on it because I enjoyed handling it!  All that quilting gives such a nice feel to the quilt.......only have one fullsize quilt that I quilted so closely!  The fabrics in the 3" Snowflake blocks are predominantly from Margo Krager's Dargate Botanicals line.  The sashing/border/binding fabric is "Sisters" by Mary Koval for Windham.  I wanted to make a "busy" quilt with lots of fabrics and I think I achieved it!  I've been trying to add to the Comments today, with no success, to thank everyone for their nice words!  And to tell you that I listed a kit on ebay if anyone is interested.