Sunday, March 23, 2014

Grandmother Flower Garden Half-Hexis

A numerous years back I made a quilt using half-hexis and the grandmother flower garden pattern using Bali-pops. Since I enjoyed that project, I decided to make another one using the quilt-as-you-go method to attach the rows. After selecting and grouping the Bali-pop strips, I cut them into half-hexis.

The half-hexis were arranged into flowers for the front, and leftover half-hexis were incorporated onto the back. I used my Singer 224 to attach the half-hexis to the back fabric with a decorative stitch.

For the front of the quilt, I pieced the half-hexis together into rows.

Next, I hand-basted the sandwich of muslin, batting, and back of quilt together. After drawing my starting line onto the muslin, I placed my first two rows down on the line and stitched them into place.

From there, I continued to add rows using my Davis NVF.

I decided to use the quilt-as-you-go method for quilting since there would be no quilting lines to distract from the simplicity of the flower garden motif.


  1. Wow, no set-in pieces. How very lovely. The choice of fabric makes it all the more beautiful.

  2. You have made such lovely quilts and write so well about what is important in life. I found your blog because of the interleave quilts you have made. It is impressive that you were able to do this from Lorrie's online instructions. This half-hexie flower garden quilt is also just beautiful and has me thinking more about times when the quilt as you go process could be just perfect.I will be back to read more!

  3. I love that you actually use your DVF!! Your quilt looks great!!

  4. Wait. Have a question! How did you know where your 1/4" was with out a 1/4" foot??