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!