Grandmother’s Flower Garden UFO

Since I’m finding myself with dedicated hand sewing time (I take one of my grandsons to speech therapy twice a week) and my Hexie project is pieced, I thought I might finally get back to this top.

I purchased these blocks sometime before 1997. I know this because I remember which house we were living in. They came with this little copper template, ideal for use with a rotary cutter to cut background pieces.

The seam allowances on the flowers are about 3/8 of an inch, less than I’d like, but I felt I had to keep going with that.

It seems that I get most tired of a project about 2/3s of the way through and this was no exception. I haven’t touched it in ages. Encouraged by my progress on the last hand piecing UFO I finished, I picked this up again. Here I am now.

I have no idea how I will finish the edges on this. I hope my current momentum on this will continue. Have a great day!


About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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6 Responses to Grandmother’s Flower Garden UFO

  1. Wow, it’s so vibrant, just fabulous and worthy of finishing! If you continue to enjoy the process, that is! I know what you mean about getting tired of a project!

  2. anudge says:

    You’re doing great. How about hand stitching the edges to a border? Know you will find the right solution. You always do. Blessings and keep sheltering in place.

  3. Diane Howell says:

    That little template is sweet! Do you have to add the seam allowance or mark it after cutting the hexies out?

  4. Janet O. says:

    It is very special! My Mom finished the edge of hers by appliqueing it over the top of a straight border. It kept the pretty detail without having all of those angles to bind.

  5. johannes123qqq says:

    Again a special quilt is under your hands !! Ifinished a bow tie in those years. The top only……
    Looking at your top I thougt : ! What a pleasure will it bee to see the scraps of those years !
    Memories . All the best in these weeks!

  6. Wow Katy, that’s really gorgeous!! I can’t offer any suggestions for finishing the edges but I can’t wait to see what you do 🙂

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