Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt by CoraQuiltsCarla

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Grandmother's flower garden
Status:
Constructing Top
Started:
2012-04-08T00:00:00Z
Finished:
Tutorial:

Description

Started the hexies for the fun of it, and then heard about ImAGingerMonkey's hexymf quiltalong. So I've joined, even though my hexies are smaller than hers, and I think I might end up doing a grandmother's flower garden in the traditional sense with them. It's just so much fun to ALWAYS have some handsewing to do, I take it in the car, to the lake, in the yard watching the children, watching a movie with my children, watching them finish their lessons, watching tv with hubby, just relaxing on the couch, when we have visitors over coffee, etc, etc, I just LOVE it! http://www.flickr.com/groups/fatquarterly/

Update April 2014:  I've been making flowers now for 2 years and have half of a king size top done!

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Sewnsew
Purlewe
Sewzalot

Comments

CoraQuiltsCarla

Just wanted to add that I have been printing my own papers on card stock from a template on the Internet and using scraps from my 2.5 inch scrap basket for these (I leave them square blush )

True

Well I cannot imagine making these I sure like seeing them...I love the picture by the water- it is like you can take a picture all the places your hexies have been;-)

CoraQuiltsCarla

They come with me everywhere that's for sure, True !

Caribousmom

I am so impressed by those quilters who take the time to make these tiny hexies! I'm so glad you are enjoying it - I'm sure these are going to make a fabulous quilt...can't wait to see it finished!

CoraQuiltsCarla

Thanks Carolmarie ! Just joined Hexagons!!

Quilt455

I hope to someday to have this much skill. love them

Mymble

These are great! ...I love all your photos too.They will make a lovely quilt. I do the same thing- print my own papers and do my own cutting-and take them with me ...yup...everywhere...give a lot of satisfaction on the go:))

Terryt1955

Hats off to you. I failed Hexies 101 and someday should try it again without a timeline attached to it! They look beautiful!

Terryt1955

I just had a flash of that cute little elf on a shelf. You have your hexies instead!

CoraQuiltsCarla

Decided to use Kona in Celery for borders around my flowers. It is so fun to start to put it together. I have no idea how many hexies I'll need or flowers. Just switching back and forth between making more flowers and sewing them together now. Who knows what I'll end up with!

True

The celery is perfect!

CoraQuiltsCarla

I worked on my hexy flowers this weekend with my friend Gayle (see ^annamariaquilt). Got her addicted! And my little son likes to play with my "fabwic heskies".

CoraQuiltsCarla

Ooops, messed up that link above *see Anna Maria Quilt

CoraQuiltsCarla

Added more pictures of my "travelling hexies", as we just got back from vacation :)

Janquilter

Amazing. I watched a friend put hers together a few years ago and I was in awe. I love the look, but have no thought of making one. This one is just so pretty.

Sewnsew

Your project is really lovely. The fabrics you have used are very pretty and go so well together.

Kathskrafts

I really like the smaller size of your hexagons. I'm currently working on a quilt using the larger size and I'm now tempted to try a project with the smaller size. Perhaps a pillow to start? The colours are just beautiful and I love how it's coming together.

twistedandloose

That is awesome. What a cool quilt. Nice job, I envy you. A hexie quilt is on my "to do" list which keeps getting longer and longer.

PyrandMe

Coraquiltscarla I love your quilt! It reminds me of my paternal grandmother who taught we how to quilt and this was the first pattern she sent me home with. I think you have just inspired me make my own! Thanks.

Periblue2

Hexagon quilts are on y list of projects to try and you are doing a wonderful job. Thank you for sharing.

windylou

love it! are these one inch hexies?

CoraQuiltsCarla

Carolmarie I wish! The top is only half done, and then of course it must be hand quilted :). But I'm happy with how far I've gotten in 2 years!

Rebeccajeffsmith

This is beautiful!!! I am making one also. Mine is about half done....in 8 years. But I put it away and take it out again. Someday......

Aizome

Wow!!! Wonderful!

CoraQuiltsCarla
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