HQAL, Slow Stitch Sunday, and Scrap Happy

It’s time for my Hand Quilt A Long update.  I have been working on my Grandmother’s Flower Garden and have made quite a bit of progress.


Left Section

It no longer fits on the table and also keeps me warm in the evenings as I work on it.


Right section

The purple one in the upper left corner is the overlap flower in this picture.


Last part that is growing

There are also some overlap flowers in this photo.  All in all, I’m very happy how this is progressing.  I have to prepare some more of the green hexis as I’ve run out.


Latest flower

Here is my latest flower.  I am enjoying this SOOO much.  The bee fabric was used for dresses I made my older daughters when they were 3 and almost 1.  They are 24 and 22 now.  I still have them in a box in the attic.  I hope to have some grand daughters one day that will also wear those dresses.  The flower fabric was used for a pair of pillow cases I made for my mom no too long ago, it’s one of my most recent scraps.img_9018

Isn’t it so sweet?

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.

KathyMargaretEmmaTracyDebSusan,  Nanette,  EdithSharonKarrinGretchenKathi,  BellaDaisy

I’m also sharing over at Kathy’s Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday.  This is all hand stitched and I am planning on hand embroidering and hand quilting it.  I work on this in the evening after dinner and clean up.  My husband and I sit on the couch and watch one of our shows, right now we are enjoying Alone on Prime, but you can watch it on Hulu or somewhere else.  We are only on season 2 and love it!  I find that ending my day with some hand stitching really relaxes me.

This time I’m also sharing with Tales from Chiconia for Scrap Happy Day.  We share things on the 15th of every month that are made from scraps.  This project really hits the mark!

Off I go, today I’m building 5 bookshelves and I’m excited to be organizing all my craft and cooking books.  The craft books are in cabinets in my studio and freeing up those is going to enable me to organize the studio better!  I LOVE organizing – not as much as stitching, but it comes in at a close second.

20 thoughts on “HQAL, Slow Stitch Sunday, and Scrap Happy

  1. Your flower garden quilt project is really beautiful. This new bee block is just gorgeous. The colors just speak spring and happiness and make me smile. I can’t get over how long you have kept the material. So glad you did 🙂

  2. Haha! I keep every scrap! I have a bit of a problem in that arena. Most of the scraps go in a big bin in the studio for my students to choose from, but some of the more special ones I keep all to myself.

  3. How wonderful that this project connects you to your daughters… the bee fabric is just darling!
    Enjoy your organizing and stitching!
    Thanks for linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching!

  4. I LOVE those bees! I recently used the last big piece of the butterfly print I used for my daughter’s first violin recital/Easter dress when she was 5. It is now the lining for my Mabel purse! Love using those special memory fabrics. Your flower garden is just looking amazing. Are you all doing OK?

    • Hi Kathy, I bet each time you open your purse, you smile. It’s so special to use those fabrics. I have an apron made out of the skirts of flower girl dresses I made my girls when they were young. That is my favorite apron. We are fine so far. My kids (including the college ones) are home, so a full house again. I am putting them to work helping me to move things around and they don’t seem to mind. Come Monday they will all have online learning so we will see what that looks like. How are you guys?

      • We are well and ready now. DH got in to see the doc and got all the prescriptions he might need to get through, and got an early allergy shot so he wouldn’t have to come in until late April we hope. So, aside from a trip to the grocery store to get milk, we are ready to hunker down. I’m teaching on line the rest of the month, and maybe through Easter break, so no more little kids parading through the house for a few weeks.

  5. Great progress! This is going to be a beautiful quilt!

  6. This garden is so delightful! And to think it will never need to be weeded!

    • Well… there’s a plus! Actually, I don’t really mind weeding. Especially right after a rain when everything smells so nice and the air feels clean. It’s been raining here and it seems to have let up so I think I will head out in a bit.

  7. what a bright, happy project. The flowers look so much like Spring.

  8. You’re going to have a bright, happy garden of flowers some day!

    • Someday is the key. I thought I had done so much, but when I put them together it really shows how many more of the flowers I need to make a king sized quilt.

  9. Oh Connie! Your flower garden is so pretty! The memory fabrics make it extra special. I love watching your garden grow:)❤️❤️

  10. How special you have made a hexie flower using your girl’s bee fabric from all those years ago. Your Grandmother’s Flower Garden is progressing beautifully.

  11. My own daughters wore a dress my mother sewed for me. So hang on to those items! This will be such a keepsake when complete. And, I agree with all; those bees! 🙂

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