I love the look of the Grandmother’s Flower Garden pattern, but I dislike hand sewing hexagons. Since I was teaching at Sewing Summit on Y-seams and sewing hexagons, I challenged myself to machine-piece a Grandmother’s Flower Garden project. These hexagons are 3” cut point-to-point or a 1.5” side. The whole panel was machine pieced. I admit I planned it to be larger, but ran out of steam. If I wasn't under a self-imposed deadline to finish it to share at Sewing Summit, I would have put it aside for a while. I originally planned this to just be a small child-size quilt, but I loved this too much and wanted it usable for me as well, hence the large borders to make it larger. The whole quilt is made from Art Gallery Pure Elements. It finished about 55” x 65”.
The back is one of my favorite quilt backs. I simply took various cuts of Pure Elements that were WOF and sewed them together. I sewed the white fabric on the sides to add width.
I originally tried to get creative with the quilting on this one, but my machine wasn’t happy with the pattern I was trying. I ended up doing an all-over loopy pattern. I wanted to quilt it heavily to tack all these seams. It washed up quite nicely and is a new favorite small throw.