Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Final block is finished

This afternoon I put the final stitch into the last block for the Flower Garden quilt, when I took it out and showed it to The Mister, his response was "that's a beauty".

I almost can't believe that I've finished all 24 of the blocks, it's taken me quite a while.  So where to now?  Well I'm almost a third of the way through the bottom border, I will finish that then tackle the top border, according to Sheila, the side borders are quite easy compared with the other two.

My Easter plan is to trim the blocks to size (making very sure not to cut them too small) then add the sashing and hopefully by the end of the very long weekend have that part of the quilt all finished, waiting for the borders.

I've just realised that I haven't put the circle on the block so it isn't quite finished yet :(     that will be the first thing I do tomorrow I think.

Friday, March 22, 2013


As the border progresses it is getting harder to get a full photo of it, I finished another tree this afternoon, which leaves me with one tree left on this border.  I'm hoping to make a start on the tree this weekend as well as completing the last block.

I finished this block late yesterday afternoon, can't believe there is just the one block left to make.  With Easter coming up soon it will be a good opportunity to finish putting all the blocks together and get a better idea of how they all lok.

Friday, March 8, 2013


slowly getting there, two trees completed, and now I'm adding all the various components to them, it is quite fun selecting all the different fabrics although some days it does seem to take a long time to find just the right piece.

 During my blog watching today I saw this Flower Garden quilt on Stephanie Newman's blog A Quiltmaker's Quarters (you need to scroll down a bit) The quilt won Champion entry at the Dalgety Agricultural show.  The quilt looks quite lovely, and it is interesting to see that Holly has personalised the quilt in her own way. I also found this quilting detail picture of the same Flower Garden quilt on Facebook.  (I'm not sure if this link will work for non-FB users)