Grandmother's Flower garden 'design' question

Grandmother's Flower garden 'design' question

Post by Scifirea » Wed, 20 Mar 1996 04:00:00

Appliquing them onto a background might work.  I saw a striking quilt at
the Dallas Quilt Show which used this idea with a group of antique Dresden
Plate(I think) blocks.  The quilt was a solid piece of bright red, with
the colorful s***blocks arranged in mostly in one lower quadrant with a
large quilting pattern leading the eye to them from the opposite upper
quadrant.  Hard to describe but I thought it was one of the most striking
quilts I saw there.

Grandmother's Flower garden 'design' question

Post by Arden Shelto » Sun, 24 Mar 1996 04:00:00

> I have in my possesion 16 blocks of grandmother flower garden
> blocks/flowers.  I have been working on piecing them over the past
> 2 years.  Needless to say - I don't think I'll ever make it to
> a queen size (or even twin sized) quilt with them, as I'm really

> What do you think of a setting with the flowers that would alternate
> a plain muslin (faux) flower, with a pieced flower?  I'm trying to get
> the best mileage out of the blocks I have finished, so I can hopefully get
> at least a lap sized quilt out of them.  (The flowers are about 13-14 in

> Suggestions, comments, brainstorms??

Nancy, I think you could add a garden path around the blocks you have and
then add some solid and pieced borders (not hexagons) to make the whole
thing a little larger.  Pieced borders add interest and won't be so "solid".

I also like someone else's idea about the appliqueing....

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