This was the picture I thought I would never see. My mum started making this in 1976, by hand, using English paper piecing and cutting out hundreds of hexagons. She died in 1980 before it was finished and another lady took it over but as her note on the back of the photo above shows, it took a team of quilters to finish it.
I knew the story and that a photo existed but never saw it (or the quilt) until last year when turning out my father’s things. So this is extraordinarily important to me!
We are SO lucky to have machines and rotary cutters and strip piecing!