|Vintage Grandmother's Flower Garden at mimisrecycledesigns, Etsy|
Have you ever thought of making a Grandmothers Flower Garden Quilt? My Grandma showed me how to English Paper Piece when I was a little girl, but I never found the time to just 'chillax' and do it.
Another reason for my delay for not making it yet is that I just don't have an eye for colour. I know what I like the look of but I just don't know how to design it in the first place. I have thought of Michael Miller's Honey Bee to echo the hexagons but is that simply too obvious? So here are some I found that really inspire me.
Grandmothers Flower Garden Quilt at Rusticcountryframes, Etsy
Don't you want to just hop straight into bed and snooooze!!!!.....
These colours are great, they give a brilliant idea how to work the contrasting pattern with solids.
|February Violets Table Runner Quit Pattern at reezehanson, Etsy|
This is only a Table Runner but I love the colours, very calming.
How stunning are they? I have 500x 10cm paper ready cut Hexagons in my stash waiting for the day I finally relax and do some patchwork when the kids are in bed. I bought mine from thejaxcollection Ebay.
If you want to learn how to English Paper Piece check out a Fantastic Tutorial over at sunshine creations.
And a great Tutorials over at Quilter's Muse Quilting Museum and Doodle Head on how to arrange/layout your pieces - both very helpful!
Do let me know what you think. Have you made a Grandmothers Flower Garden Quilt? Are there any fabrics you could suggest?
Have a great weekend!
Quick PS: If you have a blog, love fabric and want to share your creations, OR love blog hopping.....The most lovely Rita, from Red Pepper Quilts has a Master list of blogs to browse, find inspiration and admire the creativity...Pop on over HERE and check it out.