Sunday, July 25, 2021

Grandmother's Flower Garden

I finished five more Flowers this week. I've been working on them a little each evening. They make a nice end-of-a-hot-day project to relax with before bedtime. 

Now I have one and a half to assemble and I will have 30 Flowers. At the beginning of the month I gave the backstory on these Flowers- I was given a nice bouquet of 15 flowers and the seeds for 15 more. 

Now I know myself well enough to know that I will get very bored if  I connect these Flowers together with hundreds of white hexies as in a traditional Grandmother's Flower Garden. And very soon this garden would wither and die. I don't want that to happen. So...

...I found a few chunks of low volume florals in my stash I think I can use. I've cut some of them into 13.5 inch squares and will applique the flowers to the background squares. Well, actually...I think I will blanket stitch the flowers to the backgrounds with various colors of variegated embroidery thread. Then I won't get bored and Grandmother's Flower Garden will continue to grow. 


 

17 comments:

Kim said...

Your Grandmother flowers won't wither and die with all those pretty fabrics to bring delight to your day. I love that Nann thought of you and sent you some 'flowers'. I love the idea of you stitching the pretty flowers to a floral square. I look forward to seeing the progress of your delightful garden.

Ivani said...

Beautiful rosetas. Great idea of applique the flowers to the background squares.
Happy stitching, Cathy.

Julierose said...

Lovely rosettes--I like your choice for background--this will be a pretty quilt hugs from 'neath my umbrella here, Julierose

Gretchen Weaver said...

Appliquing the flower blocks is a great idea! Happy stitching!

Angela said...

Your flowers are great! I like the idea of appliqueing them! I would totally do that!

CathieJ said...

I love your idea to applique those pretty flowers onto those floral backgrounds. This is going to be a gorgeous quilt. Enjoy your stitching.

Quiltdivajulie said...

I adore your plan for these blooms - multiple backgrounds, appliqu├ęd blossoms, scrappy goodness throughout. MY kind of garden.

Nann said...

Applique sounds like a sensible solution. But how will you keep the edges of the flowers from coming open after you take the papers out?

Quilter Kathy said...

A fabulous idea! And so great that you know what you enjoy and need to do to keep the garden growing! For sure you need different colours of thread!

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Your grandmothers flower garden quilt is coming along beautifully.

Linda said...

I love doing blanket stitch. Hope your plan works!

Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

Your Grandmother's Flower Garden is looking amazing. Such a wonderful project for Slow Stitching Sunday. Have a lovely day and happy quilting.

Jenny said...

Such a good idea to applique them into low volume floral fabric fabrics, the project will look wonderful fond this way.

Connie said...

How very pretty and worth every stitch, it will be treasured. :)

R's Rue said...

It’s beautiful.
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QuiltGranma said...

The garden is growing! Can't wait to see what is next.

Andree G. Faubert said...

Hi Cathy, that sounds like a great idea. I know that I would get bored too so this should work out well. Good luck and take care.