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I am not sure why I am so fascinated by hexagons lately! It might be because I have my version of Thimble Blossoms "Juggle" sitting on the loveseat and I look at it often and think about making another one but bigger. It might be because I have Marti Michell's Six is for Hexagon sitting on my coffee table. Inner City catches my eye but so does Millwheel and I still cannot find my Texas Trellis mega pattern either! She has a neat way of doing Seven Sisters too---where you use a larger and smaller 60 degree equilateral triangle rather than a traditional method. I hope this shows up on the borrowed image below from this link https://www.pinterest.com/pin/268527196504370198/ I might get brave and try it, LOL---someday. Hexagons, the bigger the better IMHO.
I think I told you about this being a pass around quilt with one of my small quilt groups in central IL. It was like a trip back in time digging around in the box! 16 friends participated in this round. Some are no longer with us. The year was 1993 into 1994. Yes, this is an ancient UFO but I have others that are older! This was the section that I completed and sent around with my travel box.
It is a similar type thing to that recent demonstration at the JOY guild by the gals at P. S. Goin' Sewin'. (Shannon had developed a template for making the squares and HSTs required to make a 6 inch finished Jewel Box block or any other combo. You could use two layer cake sections to get started.) Somewhere around here I have some block making templates that I picked up in Paducah during the AQS show years ago. I think with all my foundation piecing stuff along with some foundation stamps that Boline's at Indian Creek used to sell (B-N area vendor). I'm going to have to go treasure hunting----again! I think I know where it might be but getting at it is the problem. Who makes a closet with one itty bitty door instead of bi-folds, for Pete's sake? Just try to get at anything in the way back of the closet--I dare ya!
As I was looking through the blocks and counting, several had "Mom" written on the back in the seam allowances. I counted 5 and had asked for 3 or 4. That blue fabric is sort of a joke between Mom and I. It was once a sundress I had made to wear. Loosely fitting, my mom got to looking at it for the yardage as the print went so well with something she had been making. She got the dress!
Young Man's Fancy was made by my great-grandmom and passed on to me by my materal grandmother. The family story is that Great-Grandmom had always wanted to make this quilt and years later she made it in two colors, a soft blue and a print. It has faded a good bit so it almost looks like a whole cloth quilt but the picture below might show it a bit better as it is used in the borders.
Well, apparently she ran out of that print fabric and word is, my grandmother had to give up her dress that was made from that same print in order for it to be completed. You know how full skirted those used to be. It was hand quilted by a local church group in Nebraska.
It's time to think about lunch and I have an errand to run. Oscar is outside at the present while Skyler already had his second "treat" bite and settled back on his kitchen chair. I will hate to see how much white belly fur is covering the chair pad!
That's it for today's note---thx for stopping by to see me!