Monday, August 20, 2012

ANTIQUE 1840 HEXIE QUILT. . .

This lovely antique Hexie quilt still has the papers inside that were used to sew it together! It is fun to try and read some of the dates. Some of the paper is recycled letters. Cool. This quilt is very very large and due to age it is also quite fragile. Isn't it lovely?
Hexie Mosaic Quilt, 1840
Closeup... the center block is pieced from Velvet & Silks
Hexie Quilt 1840
It is still quite hot here, but I have been FMQ anyway. Finished the placemats I was working on -- will post some pics in a bit. Thanks to all who left comments and made suggestions. I really appreciate your input.

Until next time. . .

Quilty Hugs,

7 comments:

Klaudia said...

Hi Cyn,

It`s great, very wonderful...your Hexa-Quilt!And so lovely Clours!

LG Klaudia

Sheila said...

Wow. So many fabrics!
I liked your place mats in your last post. I was wondering how you would decide to quilt them.

Pat from Florida said...

Oooo-la-la. Hexies!

scraphappy said...

Amazing quilt. What an inspiration. Glad you were able to finish the place-mats. I am sure they will be appreciated.

Deb said...

Wow. I can't even imagine the time it took to make that wonderful quilt. Can't wait to see how the placemats turned out.

Connie said...

Wow, what a fantastic quilt! Can you imagine how many pieces are in it! That had to be fun to read some of the newspaper pieces, it must not have a back on it, right? Is it yours?

Michele Bilyeu said...

That is one absolutely amazing quilt. Wow. I missed the story on how you got this. Awesome!!!