Vintage fabrics and hexagons

Some of you already know that, over the years,  Barbara has gathered an assortment of vintage quilts and patchworks.  Just because we can, we thought we’d show you some close-ups from a small unfinished hexagon piece – look at the closeness and size of the stitching, not to mention the piecing of fragments to make a full patch.  The fabrics are delightful, ranging from classic small patterned chintzes to detailed roller prints, and probably encompass 1850 – 1880 in date.   Hope you enjoy the views! –

The blurry line across the bottom of this pic is a 12inch ruler, just to give an idea of scale.

3 thoughts on “Vintage fabrics and hexagons

  1. Fantastic!! What a beautiful work…
    I have just finished my very first ‘experiment’ with hexagons and I loved it!!! I’ll try again.
    I tried some very small pieces but yours are masterpieces.
    It is so nice to see the wrong side of the work as well, it gave me so much inspiration.
    Thanks for sharing

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