Thursday, November 5, 2009

Grandmother's Garden Quilt

I made a 3D Grandmother's Garden Quilt. I wanted to show you a few of the blocks so you could see what I mean by 3D. The design is by Eleanor Burns and it is great fun to make. Each block is a different flower appliqued in a pieced basket. I used all scraps for this quilt.

This is the Tiger Lily.
This is the Pansy.

This is the morning glory, one of my favorites.

I think this one is the bleeding hearts. I'm not sure because I don't have the book anymore.

And I can't remember what this one is. Sorry. Can anyone tell?
There are many other flower blocks. Some of the flowers have embroidery that really adds to them. If you want to do an interesting and fun quilt you should try this one by Eleanor Burns. Her instructions are great and if you go step by step it is quite easy...a little time consuming, but easy. My quilt is put together on point with sashing in between, but you can do it different ways. It just got quilted by a friend of mine on her long arm machine and it looks great, so all I have to do now is put the binding on.
So try this one and have fun!


Magpie's Mumblings said...

I'd say that's a bleeding heart, for sure, and the other one would be a fuschia (sp?). I had a beautiful fuschia in my hanging planter this year and, like an idiot, I forgot to take a picture of it. Duh.

Gail V said...

What a lot of great quilts, Y. Yep, that's a bleeding heart. And I have a perennial with those flowers like the last you show. I think it's called a something lantern or a lantern something... :)

Bea said...

I just love Eleanor Burns. She is so funny on her tv show and her books are easy to understand and follow her directions. That's a beautiful quilt. I can't wait to see a picture of the entire quilt. :)Bea


Lovely quilt! I like the fullness of the flowers.

Great big smiles,

J said...

Bottom one is fuschia I think. Beautiful workmanship!

Dotti said...

I also think the bottom one is a fuschia too... These look like they were fun to make!