Monday, November 12, 2007

Busy hands = Carin's not going crazy

I have been wanting to "do stuff" I hate having someone else help me keep my house clean and all that sorta stuff. (control issues I know) So I have been working on my "Grandmother's Flower Garden" quilt, for anyone not familiar with this quilt it is made entirely from 3 inch hexagons had pieced together to this flower shape. It was really big in the 30's and 40's
My Grandma gave me a whole box of material from the 30's and 40's so I have been using these fabrics to make my quilt more authentic. I have built up loverly calluses on my finger tips from hand piecing, and have gained new respect for the quilters of the past.
This block has some really cute red hexagons in the center with pussy willows with little cat faces. Gotta love the sense of whimsy in the 40's.
So this has kept me busy while I can't do anything that might put a strain on my heart. I have about 8 more flowers to do to have enough for a queen size quilt, I will need to make some half flowers and then I need to surround all of the flowers with green then use white hexagons to attach it all together. I guess I have enough to do to keep me busy for a while.

1 comment:

Christine Thresh said...

I've never tried English paper piecing, but it looks as if you have found the perfect recovery therapy after your heart surgery. I hope you are feeling fine.
How nice to be able to use your grandmother's fabric.