So I decided to try a small table runner project.....
Step 1: On a hexagon coloring sheet (available freeonline) choose your pattern arrangement and color it in. I couldn't find just the right shade of red for my outside border so I later changed it to dark green.
Step 2: You will need about a hundred or so hexagons for a project this size, more if you want to make a full size quilt. They can be removed as you work away from the center and reused, but will need to remain in the outermost rows until the project is finished. You can buy these pre-cut, but I printed out my own on cardstock paper. Cutting them out while watching TV was quite enjoyable. Just be sure to cut exactly on the line because they all need to be exactly the same size.
Step 3: Cut your fabric into squares and pin a fabric square to a paper hexagon. I used 3.5-inch squares on 1-inch hexes. Each edge is 1-inch, not the diameter.
Step 7: Add the next row around the flower.
Can you see how tiny these whip stitches are? I usually get 14-15 stitches per edge.
Step 9: Add in the filler colors and borders.
Step 10: Press front and back.
I haven't exactly figured out how to do the backing or binding on this. I've asked around and some say to cut it off so the edges are straight. I would prefer not to do that. If you have any ideas, please let me know. I can use it like this for a while but I can't wash it until I get it completely finished.
Here are some pictures of assorted Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilts I Googled….. PHOTOS
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