Friday, April 9, 2010
Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt, Part V
The flower on the left in the first picture is made with a small yellow floral print accented by solid mint and a white-on-white fern print center. Like my grandmother, I had to make do with what was on hand for the second flower. The darker pink floral is a 30s repro, and I thought I had enough scraps to make 12 hexagons, but I think I was just wishing there was enough. The other pink is also a 30s repro. Not an exact match, but it gives the flower character. The other fabrics are solid yellow and a tiny white-on-white floral center.
In the second picture, the flower on the left is also a 30s repro of yellow roses and green leaves. It's complemented by solid nile green and a dragonfly white-on-white print in the center. Last but not least, something a little different. The red and cream hexagons are made with an Art Nouveau style print. It is highlighted by solid blue and cream-on-cream stars in the middle. A patriotic flower amid all the flowery ones.
Flower #11 is in production, so it won't be long until "real" quilt work begins. Stay tuned!