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Saturday, March 15, 2014

National Quilting Day

I've just discovered that today is National Quilting Day.  Who knew?  Before this year I had never heard of it...but I've been getting email & reading blogs about quilting & apparently this is the day.

The pic above is of the hexagons I have cut out for my Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt.  I'll need to cut many many more & piece them together, but I'm finding it works best for me to cut some, sew some, cut some...and so on.  I've been having fun piecing the first round of hexagons for the flowers.  It goes pretty easily.  The second round of 12 hexagons is a bit more involved, and I'll get to that next.  The bottom row shows the ones I've cut for the 6 hexagon round...the ones on top are in 12s...and the gold & white ones are the centers.

Here are some more flowers started over the last couple of days...
I love this blue print...more circles!
A different scale in the print here...but more circles.
This print is an authentic 1930s cotton from Grandma's collection.  Love it!
This is from one of the pieces Pam sent me in the last swap...cute kids playing.
Interesting print from the reproductions I've been gathering...great colors.
Another authentic 1930s fabric...I need to use more yellow as it works great.
Last but not least...this may be my favorite of the 1930s repro fabrics I've cut into so far...I don't have a big piece of this but wish I did.  I can probably get a couple of the 6 hex rounds & one of the 12 hex rounds out of what I have.  It's a bit more vibrant than it shows up here...a wonderful turquoise.
So here's to National Quilting Day...and the Ides of March...and the first day of Purim.  I may even get adventurous & try to make some Hamantaschen later.  If I do get brave & try to make some, I'll blog about it as it's sure to be an adventure...I don't like to bake.  But Hamantaschen are impossible to find on this side of Cleveland, so maybe I'll have to...we do like to eat them!
Now if it would only warm up & stay warm, we'd have that to celebrate, too.  It's cold today & going colder throughout the day & into Sunday & Monday.  Enough already!!!


  1. Wow! Your fabrics and hexagon flowers are beautiful. What a lot of work you are doing with making these. Cutting and sewing bliss...

  2. I never knew there was a national quilting day until I read it on another blog. Just so happened that I had been quilting that day because I was still sick. Love the fabrics and your hexies! I just made a runner and took it to be quilted. It was a quick hexie that I got a new ruler from Lori Holt. I have started a Grandmothers Flower Garden quilt. I need to get back to it and get it done. Love what you've done so far!

  3. I'm just catching up on blogs. Had to get a new computer. I'm so glad you were able to use some of the fabric I sent you. I'm so anxious to see the finished quilt. Are you keeping track of how many hexagons go into the quilt? I went to a quilt show last week and all the quilts with small pieces included the total number of pieces in the quilt descriptions!


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