Thursday, October 29, 2015

Bloggers quilt festival

Hello there

The Bloggers Quilt Festival hosted by the talented Amy's creative side is on again and I am entering for the first time with my most favourite quilt "White House Hexagons".

I am entering into the Large Quilt category. As you can see this is a large quilt, measuring 2.75m x 2.15m or 108" x 85"

Made entirely of 1" hexagons hand pieced using English paper piecing method. I worked on this quilt for over two years, basting hexagons in the car while traveling with kids sports and visiting family and friends. As the collection of basted hexagons grew I would piece them together into long diamonds, then I would piece 3 diamonds together with neutral hexagon sashings to create a very large hexagon. All the fabrics are civil war reproductions with many neutrals used in the sashing. I machined quilted with straight lines running through the middle of each hexagon side


I really love this quilt and loved making it.  It is called White House hexagons, and is based on a quilt made by the daughter of  US president  James Monroe. Maria Hester Monroe Gouverneur, is the first daughter to be married in the White House in 1820. Maria's quilt was made with 3/4" hexagons and was never finished. 

Please go and look at all the quilts entered in the Bloggers Quilt Festival and vote for your favourite. Amy does a wonderful job every year hosting this wonderful display of quilts. 
Bye for now