Saturday, August 16, 2014

Grandmother's Flower Garden

I have been working on a Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt for 20+ years.
Two of my children were born after I started this quilt.
Yes this makes me feel VERY old.
I finally decided to say UNCLE.
This quilt is done using the English paper piecing method.
I started this quilt before precut paper piecing templates were on the market and so I found the cardstock flyers you receive in the mail to be a great resource and the perfect weight to use for paper piecing.  
My finished hexagons are 3/4".

Currently the quilt measures 76 x 95.
I would like to use it on the guest bed which is a queen so I need to add a border.
My plan is to applique the sides down to muslin because I don't want to lose the shape of the hexagons.
And just to prolong the project I think I need to hand quilt this one.
I do hope I live long enough to finish and enjoy this quilt.

1 comment:

  1. Annemieke: This looks great! I just saw a tutorial for putting a hexie border on. I'll send it your way.