Thursday, December 14, 2006

My Plan for Grandmother's Flower Garden

Here is my hand-drawn plan. The top picture is a close-up of the lower left hand corner of the foot of the quilt. The lower picture is the plan for the entire quilt top. There are 9 colors in the quilt. Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet, Deep Orange and Black. There are two flower sizes, Large and Small. Every flower has a deep orange hexagon as the center. Every flower then has six seer sucker hexagons surrounding the center. These seven hexagons make up the smaller flowers. The large size flowers then have 12 solid hexagons surrounding the 6 seer suckers. The solids match the seer sucker. Along each row of the quilt there are 14 flowers, 7 small and 7 large. The first row at the foot of the quilt starts with the colors in the order of the rainbow with matching small and large flowers together. Then in each row as you move toward the head of the quilt, the flowers switch position. The Large flowers move one position to the left and the small flowers move one position to the right. In this photo, it is very clear how the large flowers make diagonal rows across the top of the quilt, it isn't so clear, but the small flowers do the same thing in the opposite direction. All the area between the flowers is going to be black, I only colored the first couple of rows. Black should make the colors appear to "pop" off the quilt.
Well, that's the plan. Future posts will give very detailed description on how to make this quilt.

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