Another one that totally intrigued me was a patchwork quilt from Hoogeveen around 1830 and is 81 x 101 inches. And although it doesn't say how many, there are thousands of hexagons! And we thought the Japanese started that trend!
and a closer look...
isn't is cool how it is also kind of a colorwash look as well?
I had a hard time getting a close up picture--with the overhead light glaring and trying to hold the book with one hand and hold the camera --as still as I can-- with the other hand! But it does let you see the tiny little hexagons. They measure 0.9 inches! Whoa. I love to do hexagons, but don't think I'll be going that small.
If you are a history buff at all, or like to learn as much as you can about the history of quilting, the fabrics that were available at the time, this is certainly a great book to have. I'm just thrilled that they had enough interest to publish it in English. After all, it is part of our heritage as well. In An's words,
"This book is the long-awaited, lavishly illustrated review for quilters, quilt lovers and everyone interested in textile history."