A few weeks ago I posted a picture from a Traditional American Arts book.... a quilt that I would love to have.... a Grandmother's Flower Garden....
Well, this quilt keeps haunting me....I found one 'not for sale' at an antique shop....one of my student's brought in a beautiful sample made by her grandma....then I found it again in this old book of mine....
So, I am taking this as a sign....and I started working on this quilt as a 'lifetime project'. Hopefully, it won't really take a lifetime, but it just may. This beauty is all hand pieced. I have seen different versions of this quilt, but I am in LOVE with the one from the book....
I have seen hexagons floating around on the blogs for some time now...I am a little late on that bandwagon.... but these are fun to make and a bit addicting!
There will be 3 more rows added to this one....I quickly figured out how to do them so they fit together a little better than this one....it is a bit goopy in the corner....BTW don't you love that fabric in the background?
This will be a late night/early morning project.....
Now back to work on the NYB....and then the QAL.....and then the Eloise Quilt.....geesh, I really need another project!!!!
Oh my gosh!! These are lovely!! I really heart the second one :) Best wishes with this hand pieced project!!ReplyDelete
I started a few years ago. I love doing it I just have to keep it with me so when I'm sitting somewhere I can work on it in my spare time. Lol! You can see some of it on my blog if you wanna shoot over and look...it's pretty...although I'm a mite prejudiced. I'm making it for my granddaughter Willow who just turned one. It's on my September 25, 2009 post. Love reading your blog. aNaReplyDelete
The Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt is the reason I started quilting! I have one I have been working on for over ten years and it still isn't finished, so I know it will be my lifetime project, but that's okay...ReplyDelete
Good luck with yours, it's beautiful so far!
The Grandmas Flower Garden tugs at my heart too. I started a large multi hexagon (was going to be a quilt,but now will turn into a table runner...smile). I would love to make the flowers though and piece the hexagons that way.ReplyDelete
Your flowers are precious and yes, I do love that background fabric! :o) Too cute.
Have a nice week Mary. :o) Trish
Hey those are cute but I have just finished two handsewn tops and am not looking for another yet - but some day...some day I will. I look forward to seeing your progress!ReplyDelete
Welcome to the bandwagon, Mary! You might be riding for awhile, but it will be worth it, I'm sure. It already looks pretty!ReplyDelete
I finished a hand pieced king size hexagon quilt top last year, and I was so surpriised that it only took me about 6 months to hand sew the entire thing! Hand quilting it is taking another 6 months, of course...ReplyDelete
i think I'm going to make a flower garden quilt as my next hexagon quilt - such a great portable project! And so cute in modern fabrics.
I've been working on a Grandmothers Flower garden for about 10 years. When I tire of what I'm working on I pull it out and make a flower. Lifetime quilts are fun to do. HugsReplyDelete
Very Pretty. I love you guys that can hand quilt. Alas I never get to the sewing machine to stitch do a machine quilt, lol...ReplyDelete
Grandmother's Flower Garden is the all time favorite in my world. Yours will be beautiful. I found a wonderful hand pieced top at a thrift store. I just need to figure out how to finish it. (Or have it finished...)?ReplyDelete
Your fussy cut hexagons are darling.ReplyDelete
The lifetime quilt will be a cherished treasure for sure!! Great take along project!!ReplyDelete
Beautiful! I started a hexy table runner last summer, thinking it would be a lifetime project. It turned into a full-sized quilt top by the fall! You might be surprised...you might have a lot of gorgeous "lifetimes" done in your life time!ReplyDelete
I started a GMFG quilt last year and have loved working on it in the evenings. So calming. Welcome to the club!ReplyDelete
You can check out pics of it here:
I'm going to cheer you on, the quilt in the photo is the exact rendition that I fell for ages ago and filed in the brain. I think it's the wee diamonds between the flowers that I love. Have fun!ReplyDelete
I love this project! I shared about a link on my blog today ... thanks for the inspiration! :-)ReplyDelete
It will be a special project, Molly!ReplyDelete
I am working on a quilt like this. Like you, I thought it will take me forever to complete it so I asked for help! I will make the quilt for my mother and my three sisters help me!
Here are our hexy flowers:
I so love the grandmother's flower garden quilt. I have been trying to talk my mom into making all the little hexagons instead of sitting and crocheting all day. But, she's not going to do it so I guess I will have to. I know what you mean about a lifetime quilt, but oh, it will be so worth it when it is finished.ReplyDelete