| GRANDMOTHER'S FLOWER GARDEN QUILT
OR THE FRENCH BOUQUET
THE lovely hexagon block quilts so popular at present are called by a
variety of names and there are many ways of setting the hexagons
The one illustrated is the plan which we use for our ready-cut quilt,
No. 326M, and hundreds of precise hexagons ready-cut means a real labor
saving. If you are cutting your own, be careful to have one edge with
the weave of the goods and all sides equal.
Seams are allowed on the unit hexagon pattern, although this may be
larger or smaller to suit, just so the angles are the same and the six
sides all equal. We have seen them only an inch across when finished,
but a quilt of such small blocks is no temptation to the busy woman.
To make one block sew six orchid around 1 yellow center, 12 peach
hexagons around this, then 18 green. Straight seams may be run on the
machine first, two orchid hexagons together, three groups of three
peach, and six groups of three green. Then the other seams which fit in
at an angles are best run by hand. A pillow is one such block,
appliqued onto white.
Setting the hexagons together is most easily done by sewing three white
hexagons on opposite ends of blocks which alternate with plain ones
into a strip 4 1/2 hexagons long. This will be about 63 inches or the
width of the quilt center. Six such strips will finish about 76 inches
long. A five-inch border of white all around augments this size to
73x86. Extra green and white hexagons are allowed in our assortment
326M to finish in at the edges as sketched. Colors in this assortment
are lemon yellow and peach in solid tints with orchid and green in
dainty prints which give a charming effect. These, with white hexagons
and a 5-inch white border, may be ordered as No. 326M at $4.00
complete. The pillow, 326X, with plain back is 50 cents. Materials are
80-square which is fine and fast color of course.
Yardage Estimate: Allow 1/4 yard yellow, 1 yard orchid, 2 yards peach,
3 yards green, and 3 3/4 yards white.
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