Thursday 11 July 2019

Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt ~ Progress

Progress has been slow on my Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt. Truth be told, progress has been non-existent, until last week that is. Last July I worked out how I was going to hand sew the hexagons together, but progress stalled.

I was only stitching when in front of the TV, but somehow or another, that came to a stop. I think I just needed a break. After all, it is rather repetitive.

Last week I was introduced to a new (to me) Netflix show - Big Dreams, Small Spaces. Long time readers of Threading My Way know that our garden is my happy place. Needless to say I was excited at the prospect of endless hours of watching a good gardening show on demand. UK readers will no doubt have heard of Monty Don, the show's presenter.

Progress should be faster now. At least for a while till I need a change.

45 out of 115 flowers sewn together - I've sewn more since the photo above. I still have a LONG  way to go!!! We'll see how long I can stick at this time.

My travel sewing kit is packed ready to sew hexies whenever the mood strikes. Originally made to test the Retro Reticule for eSheep Designs, the versatile bag quickly became my go to travel sewing kit. It's small enough to fit in my large handbags and has three separate compartments.

And when I'm out and about with the whole kit and kaboodle, I throw everything into my denim flower bag. When I get home, I throw the bag as is onto a shelf, ready to grab at a minute's notice. Even if it's just to sit in front of the TV, it saves time not to have to search for things.

I really should do a tutorial for that bag. I've had it for several years now, and it's been well used.

I'll keep you updated on how I go.

Do you have a hand sewing project on the go? Are you able to maintain enthusiasm over time? I'd love to hear your thoughts.

If you'd like to get started with hand sewing hexies and English Paper Piecing, the following might be of interest...

... Pam


  1. Ha, ha - short answer: NO! Funny you should report on this particular project at this time. (When you see my prepared post in a couple of days, you'll understand why.) That's a lot of work represented by those hexies.

    Pleased to see the RR being in useful employment, too, by the way.

  2. Looks great Pam! Makes me want to dig out mine... that I've been working on for the past 10 years or so - haha! Love your bag too... xx


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