Small, Ottawa, Illinois
Albert Small chose the hexagon shape to make his three quilt tops. He designed arrangements of color to make his patterns. The whole quilt-top looks similar to a Persian tile pattern or carpet design. He worked on Mosaic for four years, sewing four hours a day, six days a week. 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 fit under a dime.
Which larger geometric shapes can be formed using hexagon units?
Note: This quilt was recently chosen as one of the 100 best quilts of the twentieth century by a panel of experts from The Alliance for American Quilts, The American Quilt Study Group, The International Quilt Association, and The National Quilting Association, four major non-profit quilting organizations.