Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Hexagon Black Diamond Quilt

For those of you going to the AQS Show in Des Moines, Iowa. Stop by and say "Hi" to my Hexagon quilt. The show opens on Wednesday, September 28 and closes on Saturday, October 1.
Each full diamond is made with 49 scrappy hexagons, all just leftovers from other projects or cut from my stash. The exact number of hexagons are written on the quilt label, as I recall it is in the vicinity of 4,900 and some. When I started this, I didn't think that it would ever get finished, it was just something to work on when I was visiting my mother in the nursing home, or at guild meetings, or waiting at the doctors office. Start to finish, the hand piecing took about 7 years, then it got set aside for a while. The hand quilting took about 10 months. I named the quilt, "Why do people think I'm crazy?" Do you agree?


  1. Wow! I love this hexagon quilt. All those colors and the black "frames" just makes this quilt sing. It was worth sticking to it for 7 years.

  2. Jo, it is breathtaking! I remember you sitting and doing hexes at least 10 years ago. Wow, I never dreamed they would turn out so beautifully! Wish I could go to Des Moines to see it in person -- or better yet that I could have joined you and the rest of the DBQers at the reunion!

  3. Can't believe how behind I have been in checking blogs. This quilt is so stunning -- even better in person. Are you having it judged?