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Sunday, March 27, 2011

First update


Thanks for inviting me to join you! I am currently working on a Granma's Flower Garden with 3/4" hexagons. No two pieces of the flowers are the same, while the dividing paths and borders will be the tan you see and a green that isn't cut yet. I have this, plus around 900 more unbasted hexagons, 32 more flowers, and around 300 more basted hexagons. It has turned into a collaboration, because my Mom just took the basted hexagons to assemble - she was out of handwork to do at her quilting guild and doesn't like to tote her sewing machine with her. That would be the 32 flowers not in the picture, and she wants more to do already! I promise not to count her hours towards my goal.


I get my pieces from Paper Pieces, and the fabric is from my stash and scraps, and two quilt guild's scraps and donations. For the half Hexagons I will need to straighten the borders, I am downloading the shapes to cut out from incompetech.com. I do not baste through the paper, I baste around the edge of the fabric and cinch it up on the paper. I work the paths onto the flowers as I go so I don't end up with a big boring bit at the assembly.


I have been working on this since late 2006, but I had to take a year off because of cataracts and the surgery to correct them.


The picture was taken with the pieces laid out on top of my last knitting project being blocked out. I figured with the space cleared and the cat locked out of the room, it was as good a time as any.

7 comments:

Ann Marie said...

If your cat is like the ones that live her, I would have locked the door too! Looks great, seems to be coming along at a quick pace now.

Mommarock said...

It looks fantastic! I know what you mean about the pets.. My dogs seem to follow me everywere, so laying mine out on the floor to look at it is difficult! I did start to stitch mine together ... finally!!

Quiltingranny said...

Thanks for following me and I can reach you! Perfect! Love the hexi's!

desertskyquilts said...

I'm so glad you got on without any problems, and figured out the posting! Your layout looks wonderful. That's the size I'm doing, but the two will look so different with different colors and layout designs. It's so funny that your mom is enjoying doing them. Better watch out, she may decide she has to make one, too.

Jeanne said...

Love your hexagons!

Quiltingranny said...

I love your blog and am now a follower, thanks for letting me know!

BEA said...

I love the look of your hexagons. And the end result will be Gorgeous