Grandmother’s Tiny Flower Garden

Remember how I said I wasn’t going to make a Grandmother’s Flower Garden?

GFG Progress 1a HP

Well, I was wrong.

GFG Progress 1b HP

I realized that before I got too far into making diamonds, I should figure out if I like finishing (appliqueing to borders and quilting and binding) hexagon quilt-type things. (I’d still have to do those steps to a pillow.)

GFG Progress 1c HP

But I also didn’t want to use up fabrics I like. I’m probably not going to use these flowery fabrics for anything, so they became petals.  The extra petal hexagon in the photos is for my general 1/2″ hexagon pile.  The ones that are predominantly one color are destined to be incorporated into diamonds.  The ones that aren’t will end up in a very scrappy hexagon thing, yet to be determined.

GFG Progress 1d HP

I’m auditioning centers.  I bought the solid-looking yellow that you see in the first photo to make the centers, and the lady at the quilt store (a different one than the scrap class teacher, but luckily also one who’s into EPP big-time) said it was “old-timey” and appropriate, but I don’t like how it looks.  I think it’s too bright.  The stack of yellows and yellow-ishes on the right are all options for centers. I don’t mind repeating fabrics, so I maybe need to decide on only six or four. I dunno.

I’m also not sure yet if I like the fussy-cut roses on the dark grey or the tiny buds from the same fabric or a mixture of the two.

I have a lot of thinking (and sewing!) to do.

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