H is for hexagons. Oh . . . . you knew that was coming.
It has been almost three years since I started Martha Washington's Flower Garden. Three years, four addresses, over 6,000 miles on the roads across country and back, and I don't know how many yards of thread or individual pieces in the quilt. Quite a journey.
The stated goal remains for this quilt to be on my bed this winter. With just over 24 diamonds left to be quilted and the remaining edges to be finished, this is a goal this is attainable. And I am EXCITED!
But that will not be the end of the hexagon journey. If you have been with me for a l-o-n-g time, you may remember this project.
Last shared in 2009, I began this quilt in early 2006. Not only has it traveled to all the places that Martha Washington has visited, it has been to Arizona, NYC, Europe and up and down the California coast more times than I can remember. A well traveled quilt, to be sure. I had planned on adding two more rows (14) stars. A more realistic assessment is to call it good, make the filler pieces to finish the edges and gitterdun.
Instead of being a lap quilt for my dotage, I think it will be just delightful on our dining room table.
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