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Handmade Flower Garden Quilt


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I made this quilt quite awhile ago, in the late 80s. It is entirely handmade. I cut the hexagons for each colored flower and strung them on thread in little stacks, to keep the pieces for each block together. Flower Garden Quilt: Flower blocks.

 

I worked on this project quite a bit during my lunch hour and on a vacation driving trip. I hand stitched the hexagons together and saved the completed flowers. Once they were all made, I then hand pieced the quilt top.

Flower Garden Quilt: partial flower block to finish top and bottom edges.
 

The embroidered flower details were added after the layers were basted. I used a quilting stitch stencil and marked the pattern on the center hexagon.

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The final quilting, also hand done, was a simple 1/4 inch outline stitch around all of the full and partial hexagons.

Flower Garden Quilt: Closeup of flower block on side edge.
 

The only machine sewing was when I attached the binding.

The quilt covers a king size bed with a bit of a drape. The DH, to this day still thinks I was crazy. But we both love the quilt.

By R Barbara from Bremerton, WA

Flower Garden Quilt on bed.
 

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February 13, 20120 found this helpful

Beautiful! GG Vi

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February 13, 20120 found this helpful

How pretty! I have made several of these, love the pattern!

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February 14, 20120 found this helpful

What size did you make each hexagon for the flower? These appear to be a bit bigger than those I've worked with in the past. I believe I could work with a bigger hexagon now that my hands are stiffer with arthritis. Please let me know your measurements on this quilt. It is a beautiful flower garden quilt and I love that it is all done by hand except for the backing. Thank you for taking time to answer my questions. My email is mstitches_cc AT yahoo.com

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Thanks, Paula

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November 10, 20170 found this helpful

I am so sorry that I missed this question so long ago. The finished hexagons are 3.25 inches, so with a .25 inch seam allowance the original piece would have been 3.75ish. I too liked the larger size pieces.

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February 15, 20120 found this helpful

Just beautiful. A real keepsake!

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February 20, 20120 found this helpful

This os one of my favorite quilt patterns. I have found when making it that it is easier to stitch the hexigons together goint straight down on the longest line of five, right down the middle. Then four on each side, then the final three on each side. It seems to lay better for me than stitching round and round.

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December 7, 20120 found this helpful

Your work is beautiful and this is one of my favorite patterns.

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February 5, 20170 found this helpful

It's lovely. Good job!

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March 17, 20210 found this helpful

I love it, too. I would not have had the patience. And now I am 85 so not that many years left probably. My neighbor made several and I was so impressed and kept saying I should make one.

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My grandmother made them, too. My bad.

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