Loose Threads: Paducah Part 3 and Hexagon Quilts

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Paducah Part 3 and Hexagon Quilts

Here are the last of the quilts from the Paducah show.  I love everything about Halloween.  Maybe that's because my Grandma's birthday was October 31.  I love making Halloween decorations and try to add at least one new quilt each year.  Here is a cute Halloween quilt from the show.

Pink flamingos.  I love this and have no idea how the sky and water were created.  

Hollyhocks along a fence.  Lots of work on the applique' flowers.  

This quilt was a tribute to Nine Lives Animal Shelter.  What a fun quilt.  Again, lots of work on this one.  I really don't need to say that about each quilt in the show, because each and every one had countless hours of work in them.  


When our guild goes to Paducah, we stop at different churches for our meals.  It is a great way for the churches to fund raise, and it saves time for us to do other things on our trip.  Our meals are all ready for us when we arrive tired and hungry.  The church members bring in their quilts - many of them are antiques - for us to browse after we've finished eating.

This one fascinated me because I'd never thought of just doing a hexagon without a center and then appliqueing it on a background.    


I see lots of possibilities for this method.

I started a scrappy hexagon project with 1" hexagons a few months ago.  I'm not sure where it's going, but I like this quilt.  

Here's another hexagon with solid fabrics used on the outer ring.  

Last year the exhibit at the Rotary was hexagon quilts.  You can see my photos from that exhibit in my blog post here.  


This was my favorite!  There are 3 hexagons in a cluster with 3 leaves.  It is called Hexagon flowers, circa 1935, and it was hand quilted in 2005.  



This one is Mosaic Star, circa 1890.


This one is also called Mosaic Star, circa 1850.




I purchased the book at this year's quilt show.   It has all of the quilts from last year's exhibit plus a lot more.  Thanks to Sandy for pointing the book out to me.  It is definitely a nice book.

I've been watching the Indy 500 today,  This year is the first year it's ever been on in real time, and it was fun to watch it.  Now I'm headed back out to the porch to do a little stitching.

I hope you are finding some time to stitch today.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit.  

9 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

the number of hours in all those quilts is a lot...........beautiful.......

wilma oud said...

Prachtig om te zien. Dank je wel. Groeten Wilma

Karen said...

The flamingo quilt would fit right in here in Florida.

taylorsoutback said...

The Paducah quilts you have shared are so fun and make me smile - The 1930's Seven Sisters appliqued flowers is wonderful - a number of years ago one of our northern Wisconsin quilt groups chose this pattern for a raffle quilt and a number of friends also made it for themselves. I recall the raffle quilt was done in buttery yellow rather than the classic 30's green. It was wonderful too!

taylorsoutback said...

Meant to say Hexagon Flowers quilt!

Janet O. said...

Some beautiful quilts, but the Hollyhocks spoke to me. Years ago I attended a shop hop with DH's aunt, who was one of my two quilting mentors. One particular shop had hollyhocks growing all along one side of their building (which was a repurposed old home). We took photos of each other in front of the hollyhocks. It was the last time her health permitted her to join us on the shop hop, and now she is gone. That quilt makes me think of the fun day with her and our photos by the hollyhocks.

Karen H said...

It looks like a great book to add to your library. It is always exciting to see different arrangements of hexagons!

Kath said...

Thankyou for sharing all those lovely quilts. I just LOVE scrappy hexagon quilts, my first 3 were like that and very precious to me.

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Informative post - nice pictures of the quilts! I love Halloween - it is my birthday too and everybody celebrates it! LOL

Have a great day

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