HQAL Update – February & Slow Stitch Sunday

Every time the  update for our HQAL comes around it really doesn’t seem that three weeks have passed since the last update.  Time feels like it’s speeding by!  And yet, right after I post this today, I will feel like I have oodles of time before the next update.  I’m still working on my Grandmother’s Flower Garden.  I’m really enjoying every bit of it:  choosing fabrics, the prep and the slow hand sewing.  My stitches have gotten more even and I am a little quicker than when I first started this project.



Flower #10

This flower is complete.  I really like the two greens together.  Originally I had a different green intended for the darker area and had glued the cardboard to the fabric and cut it out.  I had even sewn some of them; however, something you don’t know happened to them… our dog LOVES glue.  I have to be very careful and keep this project in a plastic box and place it up high somewhere when I’m not working on it.  I accidentally left the little pieces out when I went to bed and when I got up there were bits of fabric everywhere and the cardboard was gone!  Whoops!  The dog is fine.  She had no idea she did anything wrong and she’s so cute I couldn’t chastise her!  I just chose different fabric and started those pieces over again.  I am MUCH more careful with this project though.


Flower #11

I started this one.  My next flower will be pieced and I’m looking forward to that.  At the last update I was asked to show all the flower together.  I took a couple of pictures and that’s how I know how many I have done.  I was pleasantly surprised.  I seem to be just focusing on which fabrics and whether I want to do a pieced flower piece instead of how many I have done.


Flower #s 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8


Flowers 1, 2 and 3 with the border

Originally, the plan was to attach the flowers together as I went adding the green border as needed.  Once I decided to make the pieced hexis for the flowers, I stopped adding them because I think I want the flexibility to place them where I want them once I’m done.  Please see below for detail on this HQAL and information if you would like to join us.

Hand Quilt Along Links

This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another.  If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.

KathyLoriMargaretKerryEmmaTracyDebConnieSusan,  Nanette,  EdithSharonKarrin, and Gretchen

I am also joining up with Kathy for Slow Stitch Sunday.

13 thoughts on “HQAL Update – February & Slow Stitch Sunday

  1. Hi Connie, I have never attempted this pattern and I actually love Grandmother’s Flower Garden. Your blocks are gorgeous! I love your color choices. I like your planning to wait and then place the blocks where you want. I think that was the better choice ~ Sharon

  2. These are really pretty.

  3. Connie, this is just so pretty, and those pieced hexies still amaze and confound me! You have made a lot of progress on this, and you are done with the unpicking now aren’t you? This will be such a beautiful quilt.

  4. Great work, love those pieced hexies!

  5. These are real beauties! I agree that the placement will go better if you have a stack of flowers to choose from.

  6. Your garden is growing!! I have a dog who likes to chew on fabric pieces or socks if I leave them out as well. Lol! ❤️❤️

  7. Oh, that dog story resonates! I have cats but they always find ways to get into my projects, too! Every time I see your quilt, I feel like I want to take one of these–it looks amazing.

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