Friday, January 8, 2016

More Flowers...

Block 12
This is a pretty boring post, just showing how much progress I've made on my Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt.

Block 13
 And yes, they are all hand pieced, which is a bit more forgiving than machine piecing. I can steam out quite a few little imperfections so the flowers all look pretty nice. Whether they all go together well remains to be seen.

Block 14

Block 15

Block 16

Block 17

Block 18

Block 19
So far, no more duplicates, and I don't think there are any more. I mentioned previously that I had kitted all the flowers, so all the pieces are sorted for piecing.

QA Inspector not Inspecting!

We are watching this little guy almost every day now, and I have to say it is so much fun. He's much more interested in his book at this point than the quilt.

Only 16 more flowers left to piece, and of course, all the connecting pieces. This will be a twin sized quilt, for a day bed I plan to purchase for our new home.

The quilt on the bed is one I made about 15 years ago. I purchased an entire set of fat quarters of a Moda collection, along with beige and green Moda Marbles for the sashing. The blocks are seven one inch (2.5 cm) squares on a side, making the finished blocks seven inches (17.75 cm) square. The sashing strips are three one inch strips with three inch (7.6 cm) blocks at each intersection.  When I made the quilt, I was doing quite a bit of traveling to our test site in the Antelope Valley, north of Los Angeles. Since often I couldn't do any testing due to the weather, I would bring my sewing machine and fabric and would piece away in the hotel. I have to say, it worked pretty well.

It's snowing here in Northern Colorado, but since the new house now has the windows and doors installed, the builders can work inside in relative comfort.


  1. Your blocks seem to be stitching together quite quickly. Clearly the inspector is providing the right kind of inspiration.

    The blocks are very pretty. Looking forward to seeing the quilt come together.

  2. Having the flowers kitted up does break it down into nicely attainable sections, doesn't it!

  3. Hi Cynthia, I love the pattern "Grandmothers Flower Garden". It's so old fashioned. I was admiring your baby and the quilt and happy you told us a little about it. It looks so soft and mellow.

  4. Bringing your sewing machine on a business trip sounds like an excellent idea! Very relaxing. :D

    I'm glad you gave the story about that quilt, I was wondering about it. You're making great time on the new one!

  5. Beautiful flowers from batik!I love your quilt inspector :-)

  6. Bravissima come sempre, il mio preferito è il blocco 14. Delizioso il bimbo. Un abbraccio


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