Thursday, August 16, 2012

Hancy's Stars

I'm happy to finally post a picture of this quilt that I started last January.  I finally finished machine quilting it last month and finally got a picture taken.

This quilt is named for my 4X Great Grandmother, Hancy Pitcairn Reynolds Greene Warren.  Hancy was born in Massachusetts in 1809.  She married Seth Greene and lived in Bennington, Vermont and had a son, Charles.  Seth died when Charles was 10 years old and Hancy remarried to Charles Warren.  The Warrens eventually settled in Cedar Falls, Iowa.  Hancy died there in 1881.

 A picture of Hancy, actually a "tintype", came to me with some family things.
 I sent a copy of the photo to Barbara Brackman and asked if she could identify when it might have been taken from the clothing that Hancy is wearing.  She did, post Civil War, she said.  As I did, she also loved the name, Hancy (not Nancy) and asked if she could use the photo for her Civil War fabric lines.  She designed a pattern for her 1862 Battle Hymn fabric line for Moda.and used Hancy's picture. 

Here's a link to Barbara's blog, Barbara Brackman's MATERIAL CULTURE, where she shows my quilt in the making.   I was working on it at a retreat we both attended.  This was posted February 20, 2012. And there is a link to the pattern, which I scaled down a bit.

My quilt is about 48'' x 48''

1 comment:

KarenQuilt said...

Hi Bobbi, love how you were able to weave your 4x Great Grandmother into the story of this quilt. Glad to learn about your new book, too.