This is a record-breaking quilt, Mosaic #3, was pieced by Albert Small and quilted by his wife Eva and daughter-in-law, Marian. It was created during the war years, 1941-1944, when fabric was hard to find.
Albert worked on Mosaic for four years, sewing four hours a day, six days a week. He told one reporter that it took about 6000 hours. The quilt contains a total of 123,200 hexagons, each 1/4 inch in diameter. There are 15.08 hexagons in each square inch of the quilt. Six of these hexagons are smaller than a dime.
Because he was a large man who worked with explosives by day and a needle by night, he received quite a bit of attention. He established correspondence with a number of "famous" quilters of the time including Florence Peto and Grace Synder, who asked for a copy of his hexagon template.
We've put up a much easier puzzle this week for anyone who hasn't tried a puzzle before. They are great fun, give it a whirl.
Mosaic1 - 35 pieces, non-rotating
For those of you who have been doing this for a while, here you go!
Mosaic2 - 90 pieces, non-rotating
Mosaic3 - 90 pieces, rotating