I just saw this today. Okay, I'm two months late however, I do have some information.
Back in the 1930's in Illinois there was a man who made 3 quilts using progressively smaller hexagons. Each quilts got larger as he went along. If I remember correctly he worked at the time as an explosives expert and quilted to relax. His wife & sister in law quilted the quilts for him. Having worked with marquetry at some point in his life, this is clearly reflected in his quilts.
These three quilts are on display at the Illinois State Museum - you might be able to see them on line. That's actually where I was when you originally posted this thread, sorry for the delay.