Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Grandmother's vegetable garden

Last Sunday, I was trying to figure out how to foundation piece a grandmother’s flower garden circle. I’ve been trying for years to figure out a way to sew this classic quilt module on my machine. This week I finally did it.
I can cross that project off my to-do list. I’ve concluded that machine piecing is probably just as much work as hand piecing the hexagons using the traditional English paper piecing method.

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Blogger meggie said...

Well, the vegies look tasty! I haven't done a stitch for weeks!

1:29 PM  
Blogger Pieceful Afternoon said...

I love the veggies - such dimension and color. Congrats on figuring it all out - I've not got that kind of patience at the machine.

3:23 PM  
Blogger black bear cabin said...

well, its a cute block, even if it took a long time! maybe you can keep it simple by making a small wall hanging instead! :)

3:41 PM  
Blogger Kelli Simone said...


Were you challenging yourself only to machine piece the block or will it fit into a larger piece? ~ksp

8:18 AM  
Blogger Vicky~ stichr ~ said...

Looks very yummy. Some of the hexs can be machine stitched...right

11:58 AM  
Blogger carrie said...

I did one by machine (not very well), just to see if I could. It didnt take long but I kept forgetting to stop short to get the angles. I like yours better.....

11:14 AM  
Blogger Lynda said...

How clever you are! I must say, I too have decided that the only way to piece exagons is the traditional over papers sitting on a train or in an airport method. Just an easy way to use up spare time.

3:16 AM  

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