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.
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.
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.
Kathy, Lori, Margaret, Kerry, Emma, Tracy, Deb, Connie, Susan, Nanette, Edith, Sharon, Karrin, and Gretchen
I am also joining up with Kathy for Slow Stitch Sunday.