Back in February Nann (With Strings Attached) sent me some Grandmother's Flower Garden blocks with a card and handwritten note:
You are the one quilt maker I know that is likely to make something out of them. The hexies/flowers were among the projects that Fran D gave to Barb-the-quilter who gave them to me. And now they are yours. Have fun!
How nice to have someone thinking of me once in awhile! Not one to disappoint I thought I should at some point work on them. "Some point" is now.
There were fifteen flowers already made...
...and there was a mumble jumble of pieces and parts to sort through. I found enough pieces for fifteen more flowers, a couple of small pieces of small fabric not yet cut up, some odds and ends of different hexies, a hexie template and some hexie papers that look like they were cut from brown paper bags.
So now I have started piecing in the evenings after dinner since it is too hot to hand quilt in a house without air conditioning. I have now finished three flowers.
At first I didn't realize there were pieces for so many more flowers. I was going to applique the blocks to a background fabric and make a small table runner. But now that I have analyzed everything I think there will be enough flowers for a lap quilt. So I will probably add the traditional white pieces between flowers to join them together. Or will I? First I need to finish the flowers and as Nann requested...have fun!
Grandmother's Flower Garden is growing!