Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Hexie Show and Share: Martha Washington


I've got a good one for you today. Missy from Missy's Cakes and Aprons was nice enough to share this with us today! Here's what she wrote about it:

This is the quilt I got from my grandmother who passed away 20 years ago.   It has taken me about a month to find the name of the pattern.  I knew it was diamond set hexies, but did not know the name of the pattern.  I asked on the Mad For Treadles Facebook page.  They suggested tumbling blocks, diamond set hexies, Grandmother's Flower Garden etc.    I knew it was not Grandmother's Flower Garden.  I used all these key words and Googled it until I found the pattern name.   I found this old one from the 1800's, it is called Martha Washington's Flower Garden.  Here is a full view of my quilt.  This pattern is going to be my next hand stitched project, I may even try the English paper piecing!


Wish I'd known her grandmother - she was a real quilt artist! Thanks again, Missy!

6 comments:

  1. beautiful and so good to have something Granny did, I ahae a few of my Grandmothers stitchery but she did not do patchwork, we lost her in 1956 many many years ago

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  2. This may be the hexie pattern that gets me started on hexies. It is just beautiful.

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  3. I see you used my favorite picture with Muffin hiding in it! I think one of my favorite things about this quilt is the 3-D effect you get when looking at it from a certain angle.
    Thank you For showcasing my quilt!

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  4. I love love love this quilt. It's one of the prettiest I've ever seen.

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  5. WOW! I have been making some hexies lately. I have to find a better way to take them along.

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  6. I followed your link to the quilt name and under purpose it says'unknown' which made me chuckle! It is a stunning quilt and as I have a pile,of prepared 1/2" hexies ready to stitch together it makes my stitching finger itch just to look at it!

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