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Monday, February 9, 2015

Meandering Through Grandma's Garden.. Project 1 is Done!


Oh Bed, Forgive me! Why did I Ever Leave You?

January's project is done. I do have to add a border and quilt it but the top part of the quilt is done.
Due to the cost of quilting, I typically wait until I have two quilt tops done to make the final quilt  that is reversible.

While I've always liked the Grandmother's Flower Garden pattern, what I do not like about them is the "busyness" of the final set. There is no place for your eye to rest. So I decided to add blocks of color that are found in the blocks between the blocks. Added bonus: it makes this quilt top that much faster to put together!

These are not the typical colors I use but I love that they have such a "freshness" about them. Especially in January when everything looks so grey and dreary outside.

What makes this quilt so nice and what I love about it is that you can use small bits of fabric to put together the blocks and they have such a dramatic effect. It's the little things you know....

Guess what? Project two is already in the works. More coming later....


  1. Hi there! I am visiting from JES's linky party :) Your quilt is truly beautiful! Thanks for sharing. May you have a wonderful week. Hugs!

  2. Thanks for visiting everyone. I so appreciate your comments! Stay tuned for February's, it's almost done. Hopefully by the end of the year my monster fabric stash will be a bit less!

  3. beautiful quilt! love the colors and yes perfect cure for winter blues :)

  4. I love how the quilt came out! Good for you for following through with your January goal. I am looking forward to seeing February :) Thanks for sharing with us!

  5. Hello beautiful! This looks so amazing. Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for being a part of our party and we hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. We can't wait to party with you! Happy Valentines' Day! Lou Lou Girls

  6. Such a beautiful quilt! Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend? I hope you will join us again this Monday morning :)

  7. Just lovely ! Congrats on your finished top and enjoy the quilting :)

  8. Thanks for sharing at Share Your Style. I hope you will follow me too. Thanks, Ron
    I love your quilt.

  9. Love it! You are quite talented!