I finished this miniature hexagon quilt last week. It is 12.25" x 14.5". There are over 700 pieces in it. It is made entirely of antique fabrics - backing also. It is the latest quilt in what I call my Portfolio Series. Here is a photo of my hand holding a cardstock template for the hexagons:
About the Portfolio Series: In late 2007 I started a series of miniature quilts. They were to all have these things in common:
- They would all be made out of antique fabric. The style of the quilt would be correct for the age of the fabric. I would do the required amount of research to feel confident in my project.
- Each quilt in this series would represent my very best work.
- Each quilt would be completely hand sewn and quilted. This includes applying the binding.
- They would all be approximately the same size.
It all came to be called the Portfolio Series because the first two quilts I made were acquired by the International Quilt Study Center and Museum. My husband was so thrilled he bought me an Artist's Portfolio to house the quilts (it protects them from the claws of our two cats). I was thrilled, too, of course. That is how this series evolved. I don't ever rush to finish any of them because for me that would encourage getting sloppy and I want to avoid that. So, sometimes a project will hit a snag and it will just have to sit there until a solution presents itself. I will feature some more of them from time to time.
Right now I am fighting a cold, sore throat and back muscle spasms. The spasms are a bonus, I guess. Back to my chair and a flannel quilt.
Till next time............