As many of you know, my dad passed away last week. My stepmother had four quilts that my grandmother made. When she passed away 20 years ago I was 18 and I got her jewelry box. So when Marge told me she had a quilt from Nanny I was really excited. I had to laugh because she told Marge to give one to me, one to my sister and one to my step brother when we were responsible adults. I guess I'm a responsible adult now at 38- LOL. Just kidding, I'm sure they got tucked away and forgotten.
I already had one quilt she had made me when I was a little girl. It is a scrap quilt and is falling apart now because I have used it so much! I've slowly been trying to repair it. I think it is funny to look at the "70s" material used in it.
Do you have any idea how hard it was to choose a quilt for me and a quilt for my sister? My sister was not able to make it to my daddy's funeral. There were two matching quilts and two hexagon quilts. I decided from the beginning to pick the same quilt for my sister that I picked for myself.
Here is the first quilt. Can anyone tell me the name of the pattern?
Here is information on this quilt! It is a circle upon circle quilt, or glorified nine patch.
But....I kept being drawn to the hexagons! They are so tiny, I'm guessing one inch! hey were all hand quilted, I know the hexies were hand pieced for sure. The first is a Grandmother's Flower Garden (I'm making one now with 3 inch hexies). At first I was going to pick this one because I love the green sashing!
Look how she finished the edges, she did a "whipstitch?" around it. I think she might have used English paper piecing for the hexies, I'm not sure. I love the hexie border though!
I just think this "modern" (LOL) pattern is awesome! I do not know how old these quilts are, they would have to be over 20 years old since that was when she passed away, but I don't when she made them. Here is a closer view, there is also a star pattern if you look at it differently.