Uh-oh. I've got a new addiction and it isn't pretty. Well it is pretty literally, but figuratively???
I've always wondered at those people who could make quilts out of one pattern piece. Dullsville.
But as I say: "Uh-Oh."
I started to make a pincushion. Download the free pattern here:
I had a charm pack of my reproduction prints from The Morris Workshop from Moda. Each 5" square was cut into quarters so I had four squares of each print 2-1/2" x 2-1/2".
I didn't use their machine method but used a glue stick to lightly glue a template behind each square. Then I folded the edges over to make a hexagon and whip-stitched them together by hand.
When I got the first ring done I was hooked.
I wondered how many rings I could get out of a charm pack.
Very soon I forgot about the Prairie Flower pincushion and started thinking medallion.
Center of an early 19th century medallion quilt from the Winterthur Museum
Reproduction of a 19th-century medallion by Bertha Stenge 1945
A soldier's quilt of wools
I needed one more light print so I got one from the first Morris reproduction line A Morris Garden.
Now I have to go out in the sleet/snow wintery mix and get more hexagon paper templates.
Once you get an outside row stitched you can take out the templates in the inside row. I can reuse them 2 or 3 times but now I need more. Way more.
Stay tuned. It could get bad.
Albert Small's hexagon mosaic quilt with the most pieces in the world, 1945
See more about Albert Small and his hexagon addiction by clicking here:
And find more inspiration by clicking to see these museum quilts:
Metropolitan Museum of Art:
International Quilt Study Center and Museum