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.
English paper pieced hexagons and “garden paths” in the center.
Little flowers made of hexagons and appliqued stems and leaves in the border.
Machine quilting completed, front view.
The completed quilt. Ta da!