The One Flower Wednesday challenge has got me started again on a project that has been hanging around here for awhile. And when I say "for awhile" I mean many many years!
So here's the deal. My family loves to travel all over America. We drive, pulling a fifth wheel. We have been through every state, except Hawaii of course. We have also been all over Canada, and we have spent a lot of time on the AL CAN.
In the Fall of 2003, my oldest daughter and I started collecting 30's fat quarters, one from each state. We decided to use these fabrics to make Grandmother's Flower Garden quilts. Our inspiration was twofold. Firstly, there was a beautiful GFG quilt that hung outside of a little shop in Winslow, Arizona that we just loved. And secondly, hexies are easy to make while traveling.
Now, here we are almost 7 full years later, and the projects are still unfinished. Part of my problem is that I keep changing the way I want my hexies to look. I put them together and then a couple of years later I change my mind and take them apart! So this is where I am now, taking them apart again. But this is the last time. For sure. Really. The final time. Definitely.
So, I need a little advice from all of you hexie makers. If I were to fill the inside of each ring with one solid color, white for example, what is the best way to do that? Is it to fill it with hexies or is it to applique the outer ring to a solid piece? Does one way give you a better finished product?
Please help this floundering soul get her bearings!