hexagons inspiration from the past

I'm still busy with the pink quilted hexagons. Today I read a book, The quilters' guild collection, about the traditions of British quiltmaking and how those traditions have enriched the modern quiltmakers.

It's fascinating that about 200 years ago ladies (I don't think men were involved...) made beautiful pieces.

Searching on the net I found more beautiful examples. What about this site, a real online quilt-museum: clickclick. In the hexagon-section I found these beauties:

1820s quilt. photo by Don Beld

and a detail of a hexagon-flower, all those prints were already available in 1820, almost 200 years ago!

Surfing on the net I found lots and lots of other pictures of beautiful quilts with hexagons. But instead of looking at other persons' work I'd better go on with my own projects... have a nice day!

And... I will go on with the Nativityquilt, I hope later this month.

1 comment:

  1. Prachtig toch, die antieke quilts! En dat zonder al onze handige hulpjes, naaldyrekkers, gewaxt garen etc. Groetjes Anita