Saturday, January 1, 2000

Grandma's Flower Garden Project

NOTE: I am no longer accepting fabric.
Thanks to all who contributed to my project! I will post updates as I have them.

Curious about my Grandma's Flower Garden Project? Read on, I've done a little re-cap.

In June of last year (2008) I decided I wanted to make a Grandma's Flower Garden quilt.You can read the post about my idea HERE.

I thought it would be very cool to have something that represented my love of blogging.So I put together a little Give Away.

In order to be entered into the Give Away, a Blogger needed to send me enough fabric to make one hexagon flower for the quilt.It was so much fun!The pictures in this post are some of the ones I posted throughout the summer last year.
I decided early on, that I would embroider the name of the blogger and the state they live in, next to their flower on the quilt.

Once I started to receive fabric for flowers, I had another idea. Wouldn't it even be more fun if I had all 50 States represented on the quilt.

I put together another Give Away and a list of the States I had not yet received fabric from. And that is how my Grandma's Flower Garden {project} was born and grew into the project it is now.

From the Archives:
19 June 2009

63 Envelopes from all over the World!


2 Massive Give Aways for all who contributed...
750 + paper hexagon templates used...

2 gallon size ziplock bags full of extra fabric...
{I have a plan for it}
17 Flowers waiting to be sewn together...
{I basted over 306 hexagons while on vacation}

20 flowers waiting to be basted onto paper templates...
{ 360! hexagons to be basted}40 completed flowers!
{that's 720 hexagons!}

And the 7 1/2 flowers sewn
on our drive home from vacation...
I never imagined that this project would be
so Simply Awesome!

It has been a blast.

I must confess though, that I'm not one to have unfinished
projects lying around for any length of time.
So I am getting a little anxious to get this one done.

Wonder if I can do it before the summer is over?

23 July 2009
I was a busy little bee during our Camping Trip!
I have had a goal to have all the flowers done by the end of summer.
I just might make it.

28 July 20099 more flowers done at the beach!

Update: Today, 13 September 2009

Me thinks I got burnt out on sewing little hexagon thingies. LOL July 28th was the last post I made in regards to my project. Mmmm… Doesn’t look like I’m going to make my end of summer deadline to get all the flowers sewn.


But that’s O.K. Soccer season is upon us and I’ll be spending lots of time in my chair on the soccer field for a while. I’ve already been to 2 games and didn’t have anything for my hands to do! Ahhhh.. I will be ready next week.


I am happy to report that I have received fabric from all the States !!! Yahoo! I participated in a Scrappy Christmas Block exchange last month and would you believe one of my partners was from Alaska! Alaska was one of the states I was having a hard time finding someone to send me fabric from. Thank you Wendy from Alaska !


O.K. I’m off to get my hexagons ready to travel this fall.

2 comments:

sallgood said...

Hi- Wanted to share a thrifted find of mine! Someone went to a lot of work, and now I need to finish it!! :D
http://makeitawonderfullife.blogspot.com/2010/01/thrifted-grandmas-garden.html

notes of sincerity said...

Hi Jodi. :o)
I tried to link back to your original post and my permission was denied. I *love* your old blog as much as your current one. :o)
Sincerely, Trish

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