Monday, August 24, 2009

Inspiring

The other day I was looking at my husband's, cousin's, wife's blog (my cousin-in-law?). She is a photographer and we are in need of a new family picture. I was looking at her photos and came across this little gem. Really, I had no idea she quilted.

Are you drooling? I asked Marcene about this beautiful hexagon quilt. She told me that she pieced it while she was expecting her baby. The hexagons are 1 5/8 inches across. She used a Fig and Plum jelly roll. She hand pieced it and worked on it for 5-8 hours a day for about 3 months! Once it was pieced she and her mom hand quilted it. WOW! I am totally impressed. Look at that binding too. It would take forever to sew the binding around doing the mitered corners every inch or so.

Marcene told me that this quilt is now hanging in the Springville Quilt Show in Springville, Utah.

Now I am totally inspired to start another hexagon quilt in addition to the one I've already started.... I'm thinking I'll use my jelly roll of Mill House Inn. I seriously doubt I'll be done in 3 months though.

Thanks for sharing your quilt with is Marcene!

6 comments:

Nedra said...

Beautiful GFG!

Marcene Perry said...

I knew if I didn't finish before the baby came I never would!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I love it. It is peaceful and so beautiful. What a great baby project.

Sherri said...

What a gorgeous quilt...so inspiring...and yes...Mill House Inn will make a gorgeous GFG!

Lori Holt said...

I agree...beautiful & inspirational.
Thanks for sharing it with us.
x lori

MamaT said...

Hexagons can be a lot of fun and relaxing, too. I have my hexagon quilt on my blog if you'd like to see it. I appliqued the hexagon flowers on black background blocks.