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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Grandmothers Flower Garrden Quilt

Traditional Flower Block
Today is the day I started my Grandmothers Flower Garden Quilt. Our club officially got off the ground last week, and at present we have 5 brave souls who have started with a few more that are thinking about it. Hopefully, we will get more to join us as they can start whenever they want. At this time we have, Vickie, Karen, Renee, Charlene, and myself. I remember thinking at one time that you had to be crazy to start one of those. But, I always admired them and thought them to be an interesting concept. I decided to look up some history on the Grandmothers Flower Garden Quilt, and I found out some things that I thought I would share with you. This quilt was thought to be the most popular quilt pattern after 1925, and many women who had never made a quilt before made one of these quilts. It was very popular duringthat time; it was the Depression Era, and many women felt it was a good way to use up all their scraps.The actual hexagon pattern, commonly referred to as “mosaic” actually dates back to 1700’s. That is a long,long time ago! So, now we know that. Aren’t we blessed with all of the quilting tools, and fabrics of today? I am so grateful that I havethis to keep me occupied in this crazy world we live in today. I also found it interesting that this was a popular quilt during the Great Depression; the state of our country right now may someday be called the second Great Depression. Oh, if we could only look into that crystal ball and see the future. I want to hear from all of you, send me an e-mail, csteff46@tds.net let me know how it is going, and also if you are having any problems. Also share pictures with us and I will post them here.If you have any good GFG Quilt stories, (or other quilt stories) share them with me too,and let me know if I can post it.Today is the day I started my Grandmothers Flower Garden Quilt. Our club officially got off the ground last week, and at present we have 5 brave souls who have started with a few more that are thinking about it. Hopefully, we will get more to join us as they can start whenever they want. At this time we have, Vickie, Karen, Renee, Charlene, and myself. I remember thinking at one time that you had to be crazy to start one of those. But, I always admired them and thought them to be an interesting concept. I decided to look up some history on the Grandmothers Flower Garden Quilt, and I found out some things that I thought I would share with you. This quilt was thought to be the most popular quilt pattern after 1925, and many women who had never made a quilt before made one of these quilts. It was very popular during that time; it was the Depression Era, and many women felt it was a good way to use up all their scraps.
The actual hexagon pattern, commonly referred to as “mosaic” actually dates back to 1700’s. That is a long,long time ago! So, now we know that.Aren’t we blessed with all of the quilting tools, and fabrics of today? I am so grateful that I have this to keep me occupied in this crazy world we live in today. I also found it interesting that this was a popular quilt during the Great Depression; the state of our country right now may someday be called the second Great Depression. Oh, if we could only look into that crystal ball and see the future. I want to hear from all of you, send me an e-mail,info@chickadeehollowdesigns.com let me know how it is going, and also if you are having any problems. Also share pictures with us and I will post them here.If you have any good GFG Quilt stories, (or other quilt stories) share them with me too,and let me know if I can post it. Also, anyone else who wants to join us and make a Grandmothers Flower Garden Quilt, just let us know, and you can find all the information on my website, http://www.chickadeehollowdesigns.com/.
Happy Stitching! Carol

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