More Pieced Granny's Garden Blocks
I found a photo that reminded me that I have been making these pieced Grandmother's Flower Garden (GFG) blocks for well over 10 years. And, for the life of me, I can't find this quilt! Four blocks in a staggered assembly makes for a rectangular quilt.
|4 Block Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt|
There's a secret to these blocks. The top block is stitched like you do by hand using English Paper Piecing. Let me show you the back. I cut the six blue hexagons and then stitched them together into a round. Turned the outside raw edges under and appliquéd them to the light background square. I then covered the center hole with an interfaced yellow hexagon.
|Machine stitched and appliquéd GFG block|
The other 3 were made using that technique I shared on Monday which I call Big Block Hexagons. All cut and stitched by machine. No y-seams. All patches cut using my multi-sized 60 degree triangle ruler!
|Rotary cut patches (NO templates) and machine stitched|
Can I show you some of the blocks I made over the weekend? These use some Kaffe Fassett fabrics with Fossil Ferns. This first one is my favorite!
|Granny's Garden with Japanese Chrysanthemum and Fossil Ferns|
And another one in pinks:
|Single block in Pinks with light yellow Fossil Fern background|
I wasn't able to fussy cut the flowers, but I did need to use my window template of freezer paper because I was really close to being short of fabric!
|My freezer paper window template for fussy cutting (sort of)|
And one more in yellows and browns:
|Single block with bold flowers and light gold Fossil Ferns|
I carry the pattern for the 4 block quilt I showed the other day with an addendum for making single blocks like the ones here. It's a 9 page pdf with lots of illustrations, templates (though you really will want to use your 60 degree triangle ruler).
Here's that 4 Block quilt which was published in the Keepsake Quilting catalog in 2017. Looks a lot different in those 1800s reproduction prints!
|Granny's Garden 4 Block quilt: 65" x 65"|
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