Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Giveaway Photo Update and My Grandmother's Flower Garden

Here are the 2 pictures I promised of the paper pieced pin cushion for the giveaway. I used different fabrics for the front and back. Not sure why my computer switched the way I can download pictures from my camera, but I finally figured it out. If you are new to this blog, go to this post and sign up for the giveaway for both the pin cushion and the heart table runner/wall hanging. I'll be picking the winner on Saturday.






Since we're talking about Grandmother's Flower Garden and paper piecing, thought I would show you the quilt I have been paper piecing for years...and I mean years. It's one of those quilts!!! I keep little baggies of flowers everywhere: in each car, in every purse, by the bed and near the couch. If I can steal a moment somewhere, I take a few stitches.

I started this quilt in, I think 2000. I told my husband it would be a gift to him for our 50th wedding anniversary. This summer we will be celebrating 22 wonderful years of marriage. Get the picture here...no pressure to sew this one. I have 28 more years to finish!!! lol I'll probably still be blogging, so I'll post a picture when it's done!! Hope you can stick around with me.

Grandmother's Flower Garden is meaningful to me, because that's how I started blogging. I met 2 friends, Jodi and Vanessa, by helping them out with their paper piecing flower gardens. They welcomed me into the world of blogging and the rest is history. Thanks ladies!!

Well, I'm off to bed. I have to catch a train to Boston at 6:15 am to go to a conference. Don't make me go...it's so cold and it just snowed here in New England all day, then changed to freezing rain. Yuck!!

Have a great night,
~Karen~

Enjoy the pictures!




18 comments:

  1. Oh Karen, your quilt is beautiful! (Or it will be when you get it done hehe.) Do you sew the hexagons together by hand? Wow, what a lot of work - it will definitely be a labour of love!

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  2. I've been wanting to try english paper piecing, but haven't gotten around to it yet. Maybe I'm a little afraid of it? Anyway, love your quilts!

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  3. The fabrics you're using, will make that so soft and beautiful. I'm adding one like that to my list! ;-)

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  4. Love your hexagons. I am just starting my first hexagon quilt. Such fun.

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  5. Your Grandmother's flower Garden looks so neat!!! English Paper Piecing is a great project to take everywhere, it is pracatical and they are easy to sew. I have made some hexagon Pincushions also, they are cute!

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  6. Pin cushions, Thanks for the idea.
    Greetings Martine

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  7. I would love to do a hexagon quilt...someday once I finish all the other projects!!!
    YOur work is Beautiful!!

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  8. Your flower garden you going beautifully...

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  9. I love your pincushions, I have been wondering how I could use some of my extra flowers!!! Enjoyed seeing your progress too

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  10. Those are beautiful. It's going to be amazing when it's done. Thats the things about these quilts- they are a labor of love. I finished one a couple of years ago. It is still my favorite because we spent so much time together! :o)
    Happy Sewing!

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  11. First I thought the pincushions were beautiful (which they are)...but then your blocks...they're gorgeous!!!

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  12. Hi Karen,
    I'm sorry you have to go to Boston, while I drool over your quilt!!! I had been given those English paper pieces by a friend and I must admit, I have not tried them yet. I want to, but I am afraid that if I do, that I will not be able to get more papers to make more! I think I need a tutorial on this!!! Yours look absolutely beautiful and now I am getting the bug!!! Of course I may be on life support before I am done making a quilt with them!

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  13. They all are wonderful...so pretty and so inspiring!!
    hugs, Robyn xx

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  14. That quilt is really pretty. I like all the beautiful fabrics. I have never tried hexagons, but I really like that one!

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  15. Your hexagons are beautiful! I started my blog last year in January, when I started hand quilting a Grandmother's flower garden quilt for my daughter. The first hexagons were sewn together in 1992!

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  16. It's beautiful! So glad to finally see it. And the pin cushion. mmm. Where I have I seen one of those before? LOL LOVE mine. ;o) ooxx`jod

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  17. Karen your new pictures are amazing. I've wanted to try English Paper piecing but I'm not sure that I'm ready for that yet!

    Hey congrats, you are the winner of the Amy Butler patterns on my blog, send me an e-mail with your address and I'll get them off to you!

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  18. I love your stuffed Hexie flowers! I may have to copy that idea if you don't mind! : ) Also love the fabrics in your hexie quilt! What pattern is your heart runner from the previous post? It is wonderful!

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