Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Grandmother's Flower Garden: First Blooms

Check it out, you guys! I finished the first two flowers for my Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt.

great grandmother's flower garden

I felt pretty wild and out of control when I was sewing these. I pieced and ironed, pieced and ironed...ripped out stitches, lined up edges...ironed...ironed...and after (and because of?) all that, I pretty much knew it wasn't going to work.

great grandmother's flower garden

But then I fliped them over and they looked just like they were supposed to! Hurray!

great grandmother's flower garden

It took me about 2 hours to cut, mark, sew and iron each flower. Not bad considering how long it would have taken me to sew one by hand (hint: forever!). I also think, with a little more practice, I'll be able to sew them better and faster. I'm still nervous about making an entire quilt but I'll think about that later...much later.

(Finished hexagons measure 1 1/8" on each edge, machine sewn using this tutorial)

6 comments:

  1. So pretty! So you did these by machine? they look perfect!

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  2. These look great! I'm seriously considering this method to finish the blocks I need to complete my grandmother's flower garden queen-size quilt. (I think I only need ten more, but right now that seems like 100!) I was hand-piecing like crazy for a while and then just reached a point that I didn't want to hand-sew another block. That project hasn't been touched in months and this technique just might solve that problem and move this quilt from the UFO bin. Thanks for sharing!!

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  3. Your procress is wonderful, keep it going.

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  4. they look fantabulous! Love your fabric choices! GFG is one of my all-time FAVES!

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  5. Agent Courtney sent us to your blog, and I'm happy that I came. I like Sewing and Knitting more than Quilting and put them in my two novels. I like your section of "Sewing Tutorials". Do you also do Knitting? Best wishes from Canada

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  6. Wow... these are beautiful. I love your creativity..

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