Grandma’s Flower Garden Update…and other quilting

I’ve been working on a few quilting projects off and on, two are hand-pieced quilts ~ Grandma’s Flower Garden and the Farmer’s Wife.

Thought I’d show the progression of the Grandma’s Flower Garden that I’m doing using the English Paper Piecing method…making 1″ hexagons.

When I first started ~

Back in November~

All the flowers I made when I was held hostage at a craft fair ~

From yesterday when I got home from work (I’ve added two more flowers since then) ~


I was PRAYING that we’d get more snow than the 5″ that dropped last night…as I wanted to start sewing on the Bricks and Sticks quilt! I have Kate Spain’s Terrain all cut out…but no, am here at work, enjoying watching the crazy drivers sliding all over the place.

Grandma’s Flower Garden Quilt ~ circa 1930’s

I walk into Tanner’s Fleamarket and Antiques yesterday and fondled a full-size 1930’ish Grandma’s Flower Garden quilt that had a $100 tag on it. So I petted it some more and got a business card from the vendor…who happened to be from Virginia City…local for me. 🙂 I thought maybe by the time St. Patrick’s Day/Nut Fest rolled around I could stash enough money away and give him a call.

Fast forward to this morning. I text my friend Aprl.

Me: If you had a chance to buy a 1930’s GFG quilt, really nice shape, really nice size for $80-$100. Would you jump?

April: Seriously, yes.

Soooo…I hop into the truck, drive to the Livestock Event Center, make a beeline to the vendor. The quilt is still there! I pick it up…hug it…and ask if he’d take $80. She’s beautiful, no?! She’s hand pieced and hand quilted.