Monday, May 16, 2011

Grandmother's Flower Garden

While I work on piecing the top of my "Crumb Patch" quilt, I thought I would share with you one of the other projects I am working on.  I really wanted to try a hand pieced quilt and was reading about GFG quilts on various blogs.  I was hooked!  I started the quilt in July 2010 and worked on it regularly.  Of course, I wanted a scrappy feel.

I started by going through my stash and picking medium tones.  After I paired what I had, I bought a few fat quarters to even things out.  Most of this quilt came from stash.  I bought the stepping stone neutral and the outer purple.  I used 1.5" hexagons and cut them all outmyself.  Would I do that again?  I would like to think not.  It is nearly impossible to keep them perfectly uniform.  When I start the next one (yes there will be a next one!) I will buy the hexagons and save myself hours of work!

This was a picture taken in January 2011.  I have it about 60% hand quilted.  I work on that during my Idol nights.  The quilt is about full sized.

Here is my view behind the quilting.  I borrowed a Hinterburg  frame from a friend.  I didnt like using the hoop.  I couldnt reach anything even after adjusting.  It still is very useful to me if I drape the quilt over the hoop (the weight of the quilt holds itself taut enough for me).

Some closeup pictures of the quilting.


  1. What an awesome quilt! And hand quilted too...yum!!

  2. First off welcome to the quilt blog world. I'm fairly new at it myself. I love the hexagon quilt. I have wanted to make one for sometime now but have never taken the plunge.

  3. Hi Natasha! I found your blog through JulieKQuilts - love what I see :) I have a GFG to work on too - my grandma pieced the entire top by hand but some of the little hexies have come loose! It's a little intimidating just looking at it and knowing what a tedious process it will be to go over (I don't even know how many) all of them to make sure that they're secure - but what a great family treasure, yes? Bravo on joining bloggy-ville!!! Best wishes to you!

  4. Hi Lovely to stumble onto your blog (from Julie Q) I LOVE scrap quilts so looking forward to seeing all your quilts.
    Love Leanne

  5. LOVE it!!! I need to get mine done.