I love the versatility of patchwork - the fact that you can take a traditional pattern like Grandmother's Flower Garden and make it in a totally different style. I have just finished quilting a Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt for my customer Dorothy who has made a stunning Japanese version of this very traditional pattern. This quilt was hand pieced using the english paper piecing method.
I quilted this quilt with Baptist Fans which was done using the Quilt Ez templates. The Quilt Ez templates are an easy system to use - the templates sit on the quilting table and a stylus drops into the grooves. It is then a matter of following the grooves with the stylus as you quilt. With a little bit of care where over-stitching is required you get a great result.
I love the end result on Dorothy's quilt - a traditional quilting design on a modern version of a traditional quilt.
Dorothy has also put some beautiful detail into this quilt. Each of the centres of the flowers has sashiko stitching on it as has the outside border.
I hope you have enjoyed Dorothy's Japanese Flower Garden. Happy quilting...