Dia Duit, last night I stitched the very last hexagon border in place.What a journey, I have had with Colonial Rose. Pictured above is my pattern. The page 3 inches by 3 inches.A well journied quilt, travelled with me some 6000 kms on one trip to Queensland, this winter.
Two years ago, hexagons were all the rage as in the pattern Grandmothers Flower Garden. I wanted to make something different. Saw this quilt in a magazine. Unable to locate a pattern, so decided to make the quilt from the picture in the magazine.Black and White photo.
I am unable to find the original post with Colonial Rose. I named this quilt after my great great great grandmother Ann Higgins, who was a convict transported to Van Diemens Land in 1826. Ann on her muster record was described as, 4'9" tall, brown hair, grey eyes. A washer and needlework woman. What a harsh life she had.
Next step to remove the remaining tacking threads and paper. Looking forward to seeing Colonial Rose quilted. I chose a pink reproduction fabric for the binding. The last photo does not do the quilt justice