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Grandmother’s Flower Garden Quilt #14 ~ Forget Me Not

 "Oh goody, I am so glad we are going to use more blue in this quilt. I had some pieces left over from the blue bells of Scotland and I did want to have another patch of blue in my flower quilt." "Well, of course we could not have Grandmother's garden without the forget-me-not. To… Continue reading Grandmother’s Flower Garden Quilt #14 ~ Forget Me Not

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Grandmother’s Flower Garden Quilt #13 ~ Morning Glory

 It was Dorothy's turn to entertain the quilt club. She had been talking to Nancy and had laid out the pieces for the thirteenth block of the quilt. On the work table were pieces of striped pink and white, pieces of rose and of lighter pink, of lavender in two shades, as well as the… Continue reading Grandmother’s Flower Garden Quilt #13 ~ Morning Glory

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Grandmother’s Flower Garden Quilt #12 ~ Jonquil

Julia was hostess on the day the quilt club made the jonquil block. She was something of a jonquil person herself with her gold hair, her yellow dress and her pendant of glowing topaz. "You see this dress I have on? Well, I had enough pieces of fast color gingham left over to let you… Continue reading Grandmother’s Flower Garden Quilt #12 ~ Jonquil

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Grandmother’s Flower Garden Quilt #10 ~ Japanese Balloon Flower

When the club members entered Edna's home they found gay balloons floating around. They wondered whether she thought she was having a children's party, until she explained that the flower for the week was the balloon flower. Each member brought out her pieced basket block with the basket handle appliqued to upper triangle of white… Continue reading Grandmother’s Flower Garden Quilt #10 ~ Japanese Balloon Flower

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Grandma’s Flower Garden Quilt ~ Progress #5

To avoid getting even further behind, several flower blocks (crocus, fuchsia, and all 4 roses) were appliqued while waiting for additional brown fabric to arrive. After the fabric arrived, was washed & ironed, the handles were carefully placed to avoid the flowers and remain within the boundaries of the seam allowances. This made each handle… Continue reading Grandma’s Flower Garden Quilt ~ Progress #5