Today I guesstimated today that joining all the flowers will take about 1350 little seams. This is when I decided I needed to find a quilt-as-you-go method. If I sew all the flowers and then intend to sew them all together in one batch guess what will happen…Nothing. They’ll sit in a box until one day someone tidying up my estate finds them and chucks them out or sends them to Vinnies. This doesn’t sound like a very good result. I also don’t want to stop sewing the hexagons as its fun in its own special way.
I can finish about 14 hexagons or joining 1-2 flowers in about an hour which is very handy. There’s something satisfying about being able to reach a milestone in an hour which most of my other projects just don’t do.
So this leaves me with a question – how can I best quilt-as-you-go my granny’s garden flowers? I’m trying to find a way I can QAYG one flower at a time, as that’ll be easy to travel with. I’ve found some QAYG individual hexagons on websites, but it’s too late for that now as I’ve got 190 hexagons and 22 flowers, and anyway I like the look of the whole flowers. They are neat but interesting in their own way. Suggestions anyone?
I’ll keep pondering my options in the meantime and now it’s time to find a cool cider to finish of the day with.
PS: Pictures of the current GG flower collection coming soon.