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Grandmother’s flower garden doll quilt update

It’s three weeks since I wrote about the Grandmother’s Flower Garden doll quilt I’ve been working on. You may remember I asked for some advice as I’d got to a mini crisis point. I loved reading everyone’s suggestions so I thought I’d share a little update.

I was lucky enough to find a remnant of the green material I was using for the flower border which made things much easier. My first step was to square off each end with half flowers as someone suggested so the whole shape was rectangular.

Then my problems started again! I realised it was too narrow to actually fit the dolls bed I was making it for so I added an extra row along the long side.

Then I somehow noticed how nice the corners looked rounded so started to add hexies to one end to try and make four rounded corners before realising that I was just over extending the quilt and needed to stop! I wanted to photograph it now in the hope it will spur me on to finish it.


Grandmother’s Flower Garden

Each little hexie measures 2cm across so the current version is approximately 50x32cm. It fits inside the dolls bed so I’m thinking of adding one more row of flowers to the long side and finishing off the short sides (whilst trying to not make it any longer).

pretty patchwork fabric

I have some dark brown flecked fabric to add a row of hexies around the outside, someone suggested this would be reminiscent of a flower bed around the lawn). I’ve also purchased some light brown patterned fabric for the back and I thought I would hand-tie the quilt through the centre of each hexie flower to tie the layers together.

That’s my plan. Our house move may disrupt my attempts to finish it off  in the next week or two but I will complete it.

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    Single Married Mum
    April 15, 2013 at 11:02 am

    The quilt is beautiful Jenny! Just so pretty and far too lovely not to finish. It’s going to be the smartest dolls bed ever!

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      April 15, 2013 at 1:55 pm

      Thanks! I am enjoying putting it all together, I just need to make sure it doesn’t carry on growing to fit our bed 🙂

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    April 15, 2013 at 11:18 am

    What a beautiful little quilt, it must be quite fiddly with all the small hexies. Love the idea of the brown around the edges 🙂

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      April 15, 2013 at 1:56 pm

      I made a stash of hexies so it’s coming together quite quickly, especially as I only need a couple of stitiches along each side!

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    Get Crafty
    April 15, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    Such a brilliant and cheerful idea! Good luck Jenny!

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    Natalie Jones
    April 15, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    That will be the snazziest dolls quilt ever! It looks great x

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    April 15, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    Gorgeous creation. I’m just starting to quilt myself but think I will start with bigger motifs, you are very patient 🙂

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    April 15, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    The quilt looks really pretty. It’s going to look wonderful on the dolls bed.
    Ali x

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    April 15, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    You must get it finished after all the work you have done so far. Good luck with the move – always very stressful 😉

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    pisky cove
    April 15, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    That is sooo beautiful! What a good idea to have the brown around the outside as well.

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