As I prepared the teapot, I planned for a lazy day of thumbing through the new garden catalogues and dreaming of warmer days and beautiful flowers. Then, I started thinking about another garden. Grandmother's Flower Garden, to be exact. Over a year ago, I watched an English Paper Piecing demonstration and thought that would be fun. Then, last week I came across a wonderful blog, called The Great Hexagon Quilt-Along. Have a look at Julia's diamond blocks, so beautiful. Before you knew it, I was sipping tea and selecting fabric. Cutting out paper templates and fabric hexagons. At least 672 hexagons, maybe a few more. Enough to start, don't you think? I have an idea, it's not exactly a Grandmother's Flower Garden, it's, well, more like a Karen's Flower Garden.
Three of my quilting books, had great step-by-step instructions for making paper pieced hexagons. All three had slight variations. I combined the best from each and was extremely pleased with the results. Very accurate. This will be a great portable project.
Until next week.....happy quilting!