Thursday, March 19, 2015
I am working on a Grandmothers Flower Garden Quilt. It is called Keepsake Diamonds. I found the pattern in book by Sharlene Jorgenson.
The quilt design I am making will look like this. Keepsake Diamonds is just one of many different pattern layouts for the grandmothers garden flower. I have always enjoyed making these. I always do hand piecing on this style block.
I have all my flowers sewn together and I am now stitching on the first set of leaves; three on each end. I am using three different colors of green for the leaves.
Here are a couple more samples of just the flowers that I have sewn together. The stitching has all been done by hand. This has been a long term project. I used scraps from stash.
I have a plexiglass shape to cut all the pieces out with. Each piece is 3" in size. Here is a picture of the back side of a flower. These pictures show you how I iron out all the seams. This seems to work best for the block to lay flat.
After I sew all the leaves on each end of the flowers; I will start the light color border and then a green border. I don't have all the fabric yet to finish this quilt. So I will see if I choose to go all scrappy or just use one color to form the paths around the flowers.
This is laid out on my carpet; so it is harder to really see the colors of each flower block. I wanted to show you that I always have something I am working on. I guess I should just show you the steps along the way rather than trying to wait until it is all finished.
With Spring a day away; I thought the flower garden quilt was the perfect quilt to be working on. We have some snow on the ground today. We won't be seeing much of flowers here until at least May. But, I think this will help me to get in the Spirit of Spring.
I will sew some more leaves on the flowers today. And I will update my progress with this quilt and many others that I am working on.
I am wishing you all a very Happy and Beautiful Spring with many flowers to enjoy.