"Whatever your hands find to do, verily do it with all your might" Ecclesiastes 9-10

Thursday, November 30, 2006

AN "OLDIE"...


No quilty news, today. So, for once, I wanted to post some flowers....

I made this quilt 5 years ago. It is totally hand pieced (English paper piecing) and handquilted, some of the fabrics are from aprons from my dear Grandmother.... It took me 3 years to complete it ... This photo was taken during the only official show we had with our bee.

New photos tomorrow (Laura's quilt is progressing....)


Gratitudes
************

Gigglings with a good quilter friend
Good book finished
It's freezing... I love it !

19 comments:

  1. Oh Nadine - I love it. I've been struggling with my hexagon flowers. Adding the path is very confusing to me. Libby has tried to help me but I must be a big dummy because I can't understand what to do. :-(

    ReplyDelete
  2. I like your flower garden. I have done 2 of them, both hand pieced and hand quilted. Yep, they take a while, but the results are worth it.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Just amazing! What a beautiful project.

    ReplyDelete
  4. wonderful looking garden - and no bees! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Wow! Now that is an accomplishment! I've never had the patience for a large grandmothers flower garden quilt like that - although I love the way they look!

    ReplyDelete
  6. What a lovely flower garden, Nadine!

    ReplyDelete
  7. What a beautiful quilt. I don't think I would have the patience to do all that hand sewing but the results are obviously worth it.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Very beautiful. I am such a fan of English paper piecing. I have a project going all the time these days. This quilt is so special with the fabrics from your Grandma's aprons -- it will be a treasure for generations *s*

    ReplyDelete
  9. What a wonderful memory of your grandmother......

    Those flower garden quilts can capture your imagination.......

    ReplyDelete
  10. Your "Oldie" is timeless, Nadine! And gorgeous! Oh...the work involved. And precious memories of your Grandmother and her aprons. What a terrific way to keep them. How small is this quilt?

    ReplyDelete
  11. What a lovely quilt Nadine. How big are the hexagons ?

    ReplyDelete
  12. oh no!! I have seen a number of blogs with talk of hexagons lately and i have been stopping myself from having a go at making some. I'm trying to wait until i have finished some UFOs before beginning anything new. YOur quilt is lovely Nadine especially knowing there are some fabrics from your Grandmothers aprons in the quilt.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Love your GFG, I am working away on a pile of Hexagons myself!
    I have two patterns I would like to use them in, so I am wondering if this is a lifetime project tee hee...

    ReplyDelete
  14. wonderful ! I love your flower garden. I would like to make one since a long time... but when ?

    ReplyDelete
  15. I'm running behind on blog reading due to that danged round robin---but I love your quilt! It is a beauty.

    ReplyDelete
  16. I have started this twice and both times ended up using the flowers in other projects due to odd shaped hexagons. I've now got a great template and it is once again on my kist-you have to love it! I adore yours!

    ReplyDelete
  17. What a beautiful treasure with memories of your grandmother's aprons, and your own handpiecing. I'm sure it was a lot of work, but it looks like it was worth it. I haven't done any hand piecing myself.

    ReplyDelete
  18. What a beautiful quilt!
    Your long hours of work have paid off, & what a lovely way to remember your grandmother.

    ReplyDelete
  19. What an accomplishment. I'll get there one day...

    ReplyDelete

Thanks a bunch for your comments, they just make my day !