I have recently become interested in english paper piecing and came across a group of bloggers who are making hexagon flowers. Participants can upload their photos every Wednesday so the rest of the group can see what everyone is doing. These little hexagons are my evening project. The link to this group is in my sidebar.
I have a couple of charm packs of Rural Jardin that I'm using for my flowers. Two packs of charm squares will make 48 blocks. I'm heading out to the LQS in a little while to see if I can pick up one more. When I first purchased the charm packs, I didn't like the fabrics. Seeing the fabric worked into hexagons gave me a whole different perspective and appreciation for this fabric line. It's a reminder to not look at fabric patterns as a whole but to look at it in bits and pieces. I have probably passed up many fabrics just for that reason.
Grandmothers Flower Garden
This is a quilt that my great grandmother made, I'm guessing, in the 30's. She passed away in 1985 at the age of 103. My mom has fond memories of my grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother, sitting around a quilt frame hand quilting quilts. My mom said she tried to learn but it didn't come easy for her and she didn't pursue it. I'm the only one that has picked it up.
While I was in Oklahoma, my mom gave me a quilt that my great great grandmother made. I will cherish these two hand made beauties for the rest of my life. I hope my kids will appreciate them and keep them safe when they are passed onto them.
To honor my grandmothers, I will use my hexagon flowers to make my own Grandmother's Garden.
Have a great day!