Monday, November 2, 2015

Grandmother's Flower Garden update

For a while I've been meaning to show an update of my Grandmother's Flower Garden, but I've had a row to attach and I kept waiting to get that complete.  Well, I finally finished it at our Craft Club get-together this morning.  So, ta-da!!  Here is my progress to date.


I have enough flowers for this many rows again, but I may make it another flower wider.  I haven't decided what I am going to do with the edges yet.  Karen at Faeries and Fibres has a tutorial for adding a border for a hexie quilt.  And somewhere I have seen a tutorial for finishing the edges without a border, but I can't remember where.  I am getting ahead of myself, because I still have lots of stitching to do before I get there.  But I do have a bunch of flowers already put together so I am just working on adding the green pathway now and it won't take forever (I hope!!).

Hubby and I attended the annual pumpkin carving party at my friend Donna's on Friday night.  Here are our funky and fun jack-o-lanterns.


Hubby's is Alfred E. Newman.  Mine is just a flower.  I won first prize - I've never won before - and got a cute little carving set as my prize,  I'm all set for next year's contest!!

I hope you had a wonderful Halloween, with lots of fun costumes and decorations and not too much candy!  Since NO kids came to our house, we have a box of chocolate bars that I am sure we'll be eating ourselves.. :(

Janet 

4 comments:

  1. Your GFG is going to be gorgeous. Your work-in-progress is already gorgeous. I am so jealous. I'll just keep sewing on mine and actually loving those hexie flowers. Congratulations on your Halloween win!

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  2. love your quilt and pumpkin( what a fun idea)

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  3. Love your quilt. Been meaning to start sewing my new ones together. You have inspired me. Congratulation on your lovely pumpkin

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  4. Janet, your quilt is really coming along and looks fabulous!! It is so much fun to say, "oh, there's one I made and there is another one and another one!!" Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration!! :-))

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