Stars in the Loft, 2002
Browsing through the pages I came across a black and white picture of a hexagon quilt. Other than saying it was a “mosaic quilt" there were no further details about the quilt and there was no information about its history or the maker. For years I searched everywhere trying to find out about this quilt but was unsuccessful.
The opening paragraph reads “This illustrated quilt is known also as the Honeycomb Quilt for its resemblance to waxen cells made for storage by the honey bees. The pattern is an all-over design of entirely pieced workmanship”.
There were instructions for making a honeycomb quilt and a pattern for but clearly the template was not intended to make this “mosaic”. At its widest point the templace measures 2 1/2"! No pattern? Not a problem because I draft patterns all the time. I pulled out my paper, pencils, erasers and pencil crayons and was off to the races!
There’s a little bit more to this story and I’ll share that with you tomorrow along with some close-up pictures of the quilt. In making the quilt I learned several lessons that I’ve since applied to other quilts and I'll tell you about that as well.
Look what was blooming in the garden this morning! I don't kow what it is but it is pretty darned cute.
White violets in Mom's garden
Close-up of white violets
Shooting stars in Mom's garden (she has pink and white)
Pink shooting stars embroidered by Mom
Until I post again, happy sewing!