Monday, March 2, 2009

1974 Done!!!

We had little bit of a dramatic weekend and I didn't get near as much sewing done as I would have liked. I did get my quilt bound that I used my 1974 jelly roll to make. I decided not to go with borders. It's a little on the small side, maybe a large crib size, but I decided I liked it better without borders. I used my border fabric for the back though! This is one of the patterns I won from Camille's giveaway a few months ago called Jelly Filled. I was really curious about grandmother's flower garden. In November I bought hexagon paper pieces and started to work on this block. I haven't been working on it very often because I've been doing the appliqued flowers, but I made this one grandmother's flower. I really like the look of it..... but would I really keep this up for a whole quilt?
I started on another one. Maybe I'll do a baby one with just one row of petals. Hopefully I can figure out a method of machine piecing that I like. One as posted on the Moda Lissa blog awhile ago.


I need an easy way to deal with Y seams or marking the dots. Maybe I should just do one year and then in 30 years I'll have enough for a whole quilt. What do you think?

6 comments:

Michaela said...

I agree, that quilt is so beautiful. it doesn't need borders. Love it.

Sherri said...

I love your 1974 "Jelly Filled" quilt...perfect use for that fabric line!

GARI said...

I made one Grandmother's Flower, just one flower. I put it in a block and used it in a sampler quilt. That block shows I could do it if I wanted to, I just don't want to. Hand work is just not for me.

Camille said...

Love how your 1974 quilt turned out! Thanks for sharing! I might have to go dig out my grandmothers garden right about now.... hang in there, it is worth it!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Your GMG hexagons are beautiful. I never get tired of looking at the blossoms of hexagons. Love the quilt too. I so lived 1974.

Sarah said...

Wow! You have a great blog!! Thanks for checking our out as well!!

I love 1974, and I am in awe of you for doing a grandmothers garden!!! You are amazing!!