Monday, May 11, 2009

Diamonds and Hexagons!

Oopsy, I'm on a bit of an angle here! Never mind, just trying to show you the pretty reproductions fabrics I so love! This quilt has been in the making almost as long as I have been quilting - English paper-pieced and it does have a regularity in the way the hexagons are pieced.I had seen a small pic of part of a similar antique quilt, so stitch away I did using my own design.

As I have mentioned, I have borrowed The Fabric of Society from the library and here is the original antique quilt - Frederica Josephson's Quilt of Diamonds and Hexagons, c. 1850. Mine has been basted and a little bit of hand-quilting done - will I ever finish it? I hope so!
A new week and I am fairly organized, so let's hope it will be a productive one. There's a few things on the agenda - it would be nice to be productive in the sewing room, without interference from the outside world, that is running a household - so let's see what happens!
Happy Sewing!

25 Lovely People said ...:

Mildred said...

What a beautiful quilt Lurline. I cannot imagine the skill and patience required to make that. Pretty fabric colors and that book is something! I hope you have a perfect week!

Sew Many Ways... said...

I love this quilt...so pretty. Good luck with your list of things to do this week!!
~Karen~

Valerie said...

I love love love the quilt. You are so good. I am trying to learn about fabrics and quilts. There is a lot to learn. I hope that I can get in my sewing room too.

Catherine said...

What a gorgeous quilt!! I love hexagons and diamonds -- and work with them a lot. This quilt of yours is stunning!

Janet said...

I love the quilt, it's so beautiful Lurline. I enjoyed doing my hexagons but I hand pieced mine, it takes a lot of patience to do it on papers.

Notjustnat said...

Truly a beautiful quilt. I love the scrappy look in those colours. You can do it Lurline. You inspire me to do more. Enjoy your day in a sewing room.

West Michigan Quilter said...

What a beautiful quilt. I love the scrappy look and how you've put the colors together. I wish I had your persistence. It may have taken a while to get this one done but sure worth it.

Julia said...

I so love this quilt Lurline..
I would love to see it finished, perhaps over the winter months.
Hope you get a very productive day..
Hugs Julia ♥

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Oh wow, so pretty!

susan said...

your quilt is gorgeous!
i hope you get it finished soon, it is so beautiful i hate to think of it hidden away

bernie said...

Simply awesome!

Erin said...

Stunning! I love those fabrics!

Cybele's patch said...

It is a lovely quilt. You really should finish it.

aussiequilter said...

what a beautiful quilt Lurline!Clever girl cheers teri

Fiesta said...

Lovely quilt. What is your estimated completion date?

Rumi said...

Stellar quilt Lurline. Beautiful.

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

What a stunning quilt! The fabrics and the design are just divine! Great job!

*karendianne. said...

Ohhhh what an outstanding quilt and I was just thinking... Isn't it time for a new picture of the little kitty? Not to add to the happenings this week but, well, it just popped into my head!

Karen said...

Oh, do finish your quilt! I can see that it might be a long project to do but certainly worth it. Thanks for sharing a picture of an antique piece. I have not seen this particular hexagon pattern.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh that is stunning. I use to get upset when the outside world came into my sewing room, but I now know that if that did not happen, I would eat, sleep, or be anywhere but in that oh so wonderful room!!

em's scrapbag said...

What a beautiful quilt. It is going to be a real treasure when you are done. What am I saying it's a treasure now.

Julie said...

Its just beautiful Lurline.

Robyn said...

Well, I just love it Lurline!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I'm very jealous. I love this quilt. Wish I had time/patience/energy to make it too. Lovely work of art Lurline.

Rose Marie said...

Wow ..... absolutely stunning!