Monday, January 28, 2013

I Have a New Love

Call me crazy, but I have a new love in my life. Actually, I have two. Jane introduced me to Pinterest a little while ago and it has opened up a whole new, addictive world for me - you could spend all day pinning wonderful images & inspiration so I have tried to limit myself to a few boards, otherwise I would get nothing else done. My second love was found on Pinterest - this spectacular antique hexagon quilt. Apparently it was made in Wales and was on exhibit in 2009. I am speechless.

A quick count gave me at least13,000 hexagons - it's approximately 130 hexies high and 100 wide. That means that the finished size of each hexie is likely 3/4" - 1"!!! I can't imagine how long that would take me, but I'm darn tempted to try and find out.

There are about 320 +/- of the smallest diamond units so if you look at it that way it's not so bad. Maybe it's time to quit my day job. Maybe if I had only one meal a day and chained myself to a chair.

When I first started blogging I posted about this beautiful Martha Washington's Flower Garden quilt made in the early 1800s, but I think that this new one might just have moved up to the front of the line - I don't even know the name of it.

But there's also this incredible hexie masterpiece from Brigitte Giblin that I found on Lisa's Precious Time blog, along with a few others. The scale is considerably different but it is equally stunning and I have a pile of large florals that would work perfectly in those centre panels. I just love the little white diamonds that run throughout. Thanks so much Lisa for letting me use your photo so that I can share the love....M


Grit said...

Fantastic hexagon quilts.
Please take a look to my blog. You see my hexagonquilt from own pattern and you see this quilt in other fantastic variations from womans they sew my pattern.

Liebe Grüße Grit from Germany

Kate said...

Just imagine having the patience to make all those hexagons ... truly a labour of love, methinks. :)