The Quilter: Quilting with Malke

Grandpa’s Flower Garden Quilt (Beer blooms beautifully this time of year)

Posted on: January 20, 2009

My personal pride and joy.  Lots of fun doing this one, and lots of years!  I’ve always been fascinated with the grandmother’s garden quilts but, I also know, I’m never going to sew all those little suckers together.

For years, I’ve been collecting bottle caps, the metal ones.  Whenever we would have family gatherings I would give the grandchildren the job of collecting for me (I don’t think we want to know what those little hands have been into).

When I finally had enough (but, like fabric, who ever has enough?) I separated them by color, drilled holes in them and put them on reinforced fabric with clear tie tacks.  The gg design shows through but, not being made of cute fabrics, it became my grandpa’s garden and guess what grows there? !?  You can’t see it in the picture but there are tassels made of wine corks, old keys, chicken wishbones, screws, cards, etc…  What grows in your grandpa’s garden? With the extra caps I made a frame for a mirror in my shop, I will try to send that picture soon.

Grandpa's Flower Garden Quilt (Beer blooms beautifully this time of year)

Grandpa's Flower Garden Quilt (Beer blooms beautifully this time of year)

2 Responses to "Grandpa’s Flower Garden Quilt (Beer blooms beautifully this time of year)"

I absolutely LOVE this one! Did you find making this “quilt” much harder than making the traditional kind?

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