Friday, January 15, 2010

Flower Garden Quilt

This is what I have been working on this week. I have made countless numbers of Flower Garden quilts, I find that they are quick and easy to piece. Whilst cleaning out a space for all the new fabric, I ran across a box of precut vintage hexagons, mostly from the 40's. In the bottom were 15 blocks already pieced, so this week while watching the news, and listening to NPR, I pieced some more blocks and set the top together. Its all pieced by hand, and since I LOVE hand piecing, I can piece by hand almost as fast as piecing by machine. I can make a three round flower block in 15 minutes by hand. By sewing the hexies in rows instead of from the center out, they go very quickly.

I absolutely LOVE the country type look of this quilt top. I have about 10 more cream hexagons to add on one end, and to set one more half flower in this top. After this, I just took off a Lincoln's Platform quilt from my hand quilting frame, and this one will be loaded and will quilted.

1 comment:

  1. Jay, thank you for the GREATEST tip! This is one of those AHA moments for sure. I have been handpiecing a hexagon quilt and kept going from the center out....why not in rows like you say and they will go so much quicker!

    Thank you very much!