New Orleans House Project

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Grandmother's Flower Garden: Still Stitching Vintage Hexies

I inherited an unfinished Grandmother's Flower Garden project several years ago.  I have worked on it off and on for years but have yet to get anywhere close to completing it.  I see it has been just over a year since I last brought it out to play!
Today was dreary and rainy, and Dear Husband wanted company while he watched football (American football/NFL) and tracked the progress of his fantasy football team.  A perfect excuse for relaxing with some hand stitching!
I'm at the point where the hexie flowers need to be joined together.  I've been experimenting with different approaches for streamlining the process, but I'm not sure I've discovered the best method yet.   That's OK, I'm enjoying the relaxation that is inherent in hand stitching!

I'm glad to have the opportunity for some Slow Sunday Stitching again, and linking up with others who appreciate this tradition over at Kathy's Quilts!
 

8 comments:

  1. I always stitch during football! There is so much down time between plays it is easy to follow along with the game and my projects. Good luck with putting all the flowers together!

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  2. Fabulous vintage prints you inherited. Wish I could give you a tip on joining the flowers, but I have never made a hexie quilt. If you 'google', there may be an online video. Keep stitching as it will be lovely when completed.

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  3. Oh love the story of your ufo, maybe there is hope for mine to come back out and get completed some day!

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  4. It's a really great quilt! Perfect for football season.:)

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  5. Love the colors in that last flower. If you figure out how to put them together easily pass it along. I'll be in that boat soon. I saw where someone does six around and joins them that way.... might be something to try.

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  6. Some projects are meant to be savored!

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  7. I love your hexies. I'm at the joining point, too. So far I've added one row of green onto the first flower...then added the green to all of the next flower except the ones that will join to that first one...and so on. I'm thinking I'll do the long rows this way & then join those rows together with flowers & stitch the green hexies around those as needed. I've only done one row, but I'll try to take pix when I get to the next one to share on my blog. I don't think there's an easy way...but I hope to make it as easy as possible.
    Debbie
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  8. A perfect time to work on putting flowers together and creating a garden quilt! Enjoy!

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