Not much new to share, so here is a post from October 2020, showing a favorite finish. Enjoy!

My Grandmother’s Flower Garden is done! I bought the vintage flower blocks many years ago and began piecing them together. There was a period of at least ten years when they never saw the light of day.

But this year I decided it would get done. I started hand quilting this August 11th of this year and have just now finished.

I had a hard time talking myself into quilting it like this because I knew it would take forever. It sure felt like it!

But I’m so glad I went for it! I used unbleached muslin on the back.

The binding is from a feedsack that had been dyed yellow.

It’s too small for this bed, but I love layering quilts.

Ah! That texture!

Thanks for cheering me on during this journeyIm so pleased with this quilt! 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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8 Responses to TBThursday

  1. LoriD says:

    WOW! You did an awesome job finishing it!

  2. That is one beautiful Grandmothers Garden Quilt. The hand quilting must have taken forever but it is such a stunning finish. You must be proud of this one.

  3. Sandi says:

    It’s absolutely gorgeous!! The quilting from the back really shows and looks so pretty. Hugs,

  4. Christine J Lentz says:

    Truly lovely. I would never think to layer two quilts to put on one bed – brilliant, and they work beautifully together.

  5. Babs says:

    I just finished a GFG quilt top. How did you keep your layers together when you were quilting the top? Pins, basting spray???

  6. Lynn J in Wis says:

    Just wonderful. I’m always in awe of your ability to construct sweet things.

  7. Eva says:

    Hallo Katy, this is fantastic. It is a quilt may each quilter has on it’s list…. super hand quilting. Hope your hand is doing well, you have a nice bike, don’t forget … by the way, I am here from far away in Germany and I love your blog while you often be in MI, I have friends and we have been and because we are HD bikers too, I love my bike like you … 1.200 Sportster .. but we have not these landscape and freeness to ride like you. But we enjoy it. Not now, it is much to dry and much to less water…. makes no fun in the heat. Love your blogs and always the speed you sew and finish! So fantastic inspiration! best Eva

  8. Amy S says:

    I’ve been working on my own Grandmother’s garden quilt on and off for about 15 years now. I’m almost ready to quilt and was debating the pattern. After seeing yours, I think I’m going to quilt mine the same! It is so beautiful and well worth the effort! I so enjoy your blog, you have given me much inspiration and joy seeing your quilts. Thank you for the time you put into it!

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