Tuesday, January 26, 2010


I have two hexagon-block quilts currently in the works.  So when I ran across this one in the linen chest, I noticed for the first time that it is made of hexagons, too.  It dates from the time I first realized that '30s reproduction fabrics were readily available, late '90s.   It and and another quilt represent the first armful of fat quarters I ever bought.  I remember not being able to stop smiling!  The pattern, from McCall's Vintage Quilts magazine, Fall, 1997, is called Endless Chain.  Not quick and easy, no shortcuts.  It's done the old-fashioned way:   all set-in seams, with the centers hand-appliqued.  It's stitched in the ditch around the hexagons, then tied through the centers.  I didn't much care about the actual quilting but have since come to appreciate it.  ;o)


  1. It's a beautiful looking quilt. Very pretty color combination.

  2. I love the quilt! And I am not a fan of 30s fabrics, but that one is stunning.
    Thanks for stopping at my blog. Are the ideas flowing in your head? lol

  3. The quilt is beautiful, and a lot of work went into it. Nice job!

  4. Beautiful! I recently purchased this pattern as a copy originally published by Alice Brooks in the 1930s, so I was browsing to see what color combinations other people have used. The major difference between this and mine appears to be that the centers on my pattern are actually pieced rather than appliqued. Next time I may try altering the pattern so that the centers are appliqued, since that sounds simpler!