Friday, October 10, 2008

grandmother's garden quilt inspiration

inspiration brought to you by flicker photos...i have no idea how to make a mosaic of my own but found this one when i hit "search" grandmother's garden quilts.
i think i may give it a go...does anyone have any advise? ps: i promise this the last post from me today...i just could help this one though, and i can't be held accountable for GI joe's lovey dovey letter so yeah, no more from this camp today!


melissa said...

Make your own mosaics at, sign up for a free account, and go to the mosaic maker. You can do some pretty cool things there. It is what I use for all of the different mosaics that I have posted on my blog. Kelly turned me on to it. Try it- it is fun!

V and Co. said...

thank you mel! i can't wait to try it!

Sarah said...

Fellow lurker here...another blog I love has a great tutorial on the "garden quilt". Look at the right column under tutorials. She calls it the Hexagon Quilt. Hope it helps:
You might have heard of her, her and her mom have a fabric line for Moda called Cotton Blossoms.

cherry said...

I just love your stinkin is like a breath of fresh the old sign tutorial and will def. give it a go. The mosaic is gorgeous...I have no tips...I suck.. cherry

Victoria Findlay Wolfe said...

I love the flower garden quilts or hexagons... I've been making one by hand for a couple years now. It will be beautiful one day, bu I get exhausted stitching all those rascals together...
good luck!!

KnittingBetsy said...

I just love the Grandmother's flower garden pattern also. I put a table topper sized one together while my mom underwent brain surgery and the subsequent long rehabilitation period. She was 2 hrs away, so after the drive, we'd talk for hours and I'd stitch, or she'd rest and I'd stitch.
If you are a confident beginner paper piecer (that's my favorite method - basting the fabric to the cardstock template - then it'll be a breeze for you. Then I found the step of handstitching them together was a really fun part to pull it all together with some cute little centers. Then I appliqued it to a piece of background fabric.
Since I had like 15minute's notice to pack and head to the hospital, I might have chose a better "pop" color for the center, but I'm still very pleased with the result and it holds a special place in my heart for all of that close and emotional time spent with my dear Momma.
OK - TMI - I'm bad like that! ;)

Anyway - if you have questions not covered by any of the tuts out there, feel free to e-mail me anytime.

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