Finally . . . .

Yesterday, February 3rd was our daughter’s birthday, and I finally finished a gift for her that I’ve been working on for two years. With Eddie’s help turning and tightening the gift on the quilt frame and taking care of all my chores outdoors, her quilt called “Grandmother’s Flower Garden” was completed after two days of nonstop quilting. And we presented it to her after she got home from a hard day at work. I think she loves!!!

Grandmother’s Flower Garden for my daughter.

I have NEVER completely hand-pieced, and hand quilted anything so intricate and probably won’t again. I hand-pieced a “Cat” quilt for my granddaughter several years ago but it was finished by machine and hand pieced cat shadows on the blocks which was an easy piece to do. I’ve machined pieced most of the other quilts I made and had someone else professionally do the quilting. This one was a challenge but worth the effort for her. I completed it about four hours before we gave it to her. Happy birthday, Heather!!!

Each 3-inch hexagon was stitched to another making a larger hexagon that grew and grew and grew!!
The stitches from the quilt to the backing made a pretty pattern on the back of the unbleached muslin. She wanted a lightweight quilt for reading so there was no backing between the two layers.
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