Grandmother’s Flower Garden

Six years ago, I began a project. It was a Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt with at least 2000 hexagons in it. I worked on this project at my bi-weekly quilting bee group. I jokingly called it my “Granddaughter’s Flower Garden.” You have to understand, I have only one daughter and she was not married, still a student at the time. There was no granddaughter anywhere in sight. However, I persisted and worked on the project intermittently, swearing never to hand piece anything ever again, not knowing if I would ever finish the project. Well, guess what? A couple of years ago daughter got married and this month she delivered a beautiful baby girl. I had fair warning early in her pregnancy, dragged that project out and, yes, I finished it! Yeah! See below.
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English paper pieced hexagons and “garden paths” in the center.

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Little flowers made of hexagons and appliqued stems and leaves in the border.

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Machine quilting completed, front view.

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Machine quilting completed, back view.

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Binding.

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The completed quilt. Ta da!

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4 Responses to Grandmother’s Flower Garden

  1. quiltfever says:

    It’s absolutely beautiful. I love the applique and the scalloped border. Great job!

  2. Lillian Perry says:

    Just when I think you can’t amaze many any more, you do!
    Absolutely marvelous. I can’t wait to see it in person.

  3. Bonny says:

    How you can change an ordinary design that I have seen many times….into a new design/masterpiece is a tribute to your amazing creativity. Adding the flowers, the quilting, the borders. Very very nice.

  4. Karen says:

    So very beautiful!!!

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