Wednesday, May 11, 2011

My Frederica Josephson's Quilt aka Candied Hexagons

A little piece of my Candied Hexagon Quilt. Pieced using the Inklingo method - I am so totally hooked! Had to put it on the back burner for a while whilst I worked on my Grandmother's Diamonds, finished at last!

Frederica Mary Josephson was the wife of Emmanuel Josephson, the son of convict silversmith Jacob Josephson. She was born in 1833 and died in 1907. Her quilt, made c 1850 in Sydney, measured 94 x 102 inches!
(Information from my book Fabric of Society - Australia's Quilt Heritage from Convict Times to 1960 by Annette Gero)

Took clumps of it into the hall on Wednesday! Needed to put two tables together to fit the bits and pieces together.

I had it pinned onto a piece of batting which made it quite portable. Earlier I had hung the batting onto a rail to use as pin wall. In keeping with the era that Frederica made her quilt, I am using Reproduction fabrics and it's surprising how the bright ones marry in nicely with the somewhat dour prints - I had thought that some of the blocks would not really 'go' but find that they work quite well when put together and placed randomly!

Well Sandy! Were you a demo lady in a past life? These threads were on our wish list for a while and now Keepsake Quilting has an order and Sandy is thinking about asking them for a job! You do a good job, Sandy, and I'm sure Keepsake Quilting think so too!

Above: Just a little quilt that Margret whipped up recently. Think it was done on a weekend - the colours are actually much prettier than the photo shows!

My sister Catherine ventured up to the Coast for a bit of a break from the Melbourne weather! Another quilter, she is always a welcome guest to our group.

This is Catherine's hand pieced hexagon quilt - she is using half inch hexagon templates but is interested in learning more about using Inklingo. We just seem to run out of time when she visits - so much to see and do and talk about! The colours are beautiful - a lovely blue with happy bright orange stars tucked in around the first border.

Having quiet time at home! We never really just sit and do nothing and Cathy's quilt is very portable

Goodbyes can be very sad! Cathy was determined to take the Inspector home with her!!! She even had his bag packed in her bag ...packed!

Did she really think that she could sneek him out in that!!! Actually, yes!!!!!

Eventually we prised him out of the bag before he disappeared into it completely!

The Inspector suffering the indignity of wearing pink!!! Well, what's wrong with that? He looked very cute but eventually grew tired of it and chewed the corners!


  1. I so loved your post and such beautiful quilts

  2. I really like Catherine's hexagon quilt. Is the design a pattern or did she make it up herself?
    I've been trying to decide what to do with hexagons and haven't come to a final decision yet. I've been trying out a bit of inklingo

  3. LOVE the way all those hexagonal patterns just blend together like a beautiful field of flowers! Glorious! xxoo