The Grandmothers Flower Garden quilt block is my favorite quilt pattern!
Notice I didn't say, my favorite pattern to MAKE!
I'll tell you why later.
I have quite a large collection of Vintage Flower Garden Quilts....some quilted and some pieced tops waiting to be quilted.
Over the years, whenever I'd come across this pattern no matter it's condition, I'd go into major rescue mode.
I am particularly fond of one's made from 1930's fabrics.
Just this month, I have finished a rescue quilt which I cut out the original 1930's Flowers
and pieced around them with 1930's Reproduction Prints.
I'll have a show and tell of that quilt sometime in the New Year.
And of course I have one as a WIP done in 1930's reproduction fabrics..okay several as WIP's.
They are going to be a New Years Resolution!
The Christmas Flower Garden started out as a practice piece for a new technique I ran across at the Houston Quilt Festival quite a few years ago.
Yep, another LongTime WIP...done this year!
The technique promised to be the easiest way ever to make this handpieced pattern that requires cutting out lots of little hexagons!
And IT WAS!!
Stamps by Kate...click HERE...Kate's webpage!!!
As I mentioned, this was to be a practice....so I grabbed a piece of 'Not Great QuiltQuality' fabric and started stamping...fussy stamping...then fussy cutting and pretty soon, I had this really cute Christmas thing going on. One flower led to another and finally to this perfect for the table Quilted Christmas Table Topper!
I've had such a fun time showing Ya'll my Christmas Quilts!
There's actually a couple more, but I'll wait and show those next year!
I don't want to be SueOverDo like I usually do and have Ya'll saying
So, I'll just say
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!