Mary (from The Inside Stori) was kind enough to send me a link to this hex quilt created around 1845! I'm a tad behind in reading my AQS newsletter so I'm so glad she did! Here is a link to the article: Antique English Quilt.
The AQS article said these are 1/4" hex piece! 1/4"!!!! I was reading some of the comments from folks who saw this quilt in person and they agreed that the hex pieces were small. One comment was "the hexies are not even as big as my index fingernail! ".
I would love to see this quilt in person. I just can't imagine working that small and making 45,000 hex's!!! Do check out the link to see more detail. Thanks Mary for bringing it to my attention. At least I know what I 'will not' be making in my lifetime!!