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!


  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

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

  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!

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

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

  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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