Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Teal Flower Garden Block ~ Trial Run

I picked out some fabrics for my first attempt at a Grandmother’s Flower Garden block and cut a whole bunch of foundation papers ready to go.

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Having the die was a blessing. I cranked it through the Big Shot with five layers of thin card, which gave me twenty hexagons. Plenty for the first block. I ironed the fabrics and cut some 2 1/2” strips with my rotary cutter. Then cut across to make squares. I followed this tutorial to baste the fabric onto the paper.

The next step is to whip stitch the pieces together. If all goes well with this one, I’ll make another for the Team Teal Quilting Bee. I think this one will end up as the centre of a cushion for my daughter’s bedroom. I know she has her eye on it.

Anyone else having a go? It’s not too late. You can find my preparation post here, if you missed it.

7 comments:

scrappyjacky said...

Those fabrics look great.

Lisa-Jane said...

Off to have a look at this basting shenanigans...

jill said...

enjoy making your cushion fiona.
I tried making a cushion last year with christmas fabric & the hexigon shapes but it went wrong & did'nt finish it . i might have to invest in the sizzix die to cut the shapes for me , looks so much easier .

Jo said...

It is going to look great when it's done because those fabrics are lovely. I did some hexigon piecing when I was at school and this has made me want to have another go! x

Beverly said...

I've been away but knew you'd be up to some great craftiness. I can't wait top see the finished project, this is way beyond me!

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

I have been wanting to try my hand at hexagons too! Can't wait to see how yours turns out. :o)

VivJM said...

These are such pretty fabrics & will make lovely Grandmother's Garden. Hexagons are my favourite. I have that Hex-a-Go-Go on my wishlist, but they had sold out at the quilt show I went to a few weeks ago :-(