Monday, September 6, 2010

Grandmother's Flower Garden

This is one of the best loved vintage quilt pattern. Many people, including me, dare not even try to make a quilt from this pattern. It is a labor intensive quilt pattern. First of all, you have to cut out hexagon templates. Then a piece of fabric will be folded over the template and basted down. The hexagon pieces are then whipstitched together. The result is a quilt top pieced by hand!!

This beautiful quilt was made by my husband's Godmother (pic). Aunty Theresa used scraps she took from her tailor. These are mostly scraps from baju melayu thus the beautiful colors which are great for this quilt. The fabric are of different mix as well. Silk, polyester silk, satin etc.. The difference between this quilt and a 100% cotton quilt is the puffiness of the hexagon pieces. They look like they have already been quilted all around!!!

I am proud to say I am the owner of this beautiful piece of work! Thank you, Aunty Theresa!!!


limpingalong said...

Beautiful, beautiful! What a lucky girl you are to have this beautiful quilt! said...

A really beautiful quilt. Take good care. And you should try to make one, it is interesting, and you never wish to stop.