A year ago, a friend of mine
gifted me with a small stack of
vintage 1930's flower garden blocks.
I knew I just couldn't let them
languish another 80 years in this adorable taffy box.
They were sewn perfectly
except the quilter forgot to leave a
seam allowance on the outside edges.
If I wanted to connect them, I'd have to
unsew a small bit on every seam and secure
That wasn't going to happen.
Maybe that's why they got stored away.
So I toyed with other ideas and
finally decided to
stitch them to a background
with raw edged machine applique.
I also decided to make the applique stitching
also became the quilting.
It's a wonderful time saver.
I arranged these tiny gardens with
a small spaces between them. The spacing wasn't always
the same, nor where the size of the tiny gardens,
but close enough, like pathways
between beds of flowers in a real garden.
I added a little more stitching on
I didn't even trim the edges before sewing them.
I simple left every thing the way they
were last handled and placed
in the box.
A Tiny Garden
20" X 24"
Now those wonderful blocks
have found a purpose.
and have become my mini June quilt.
I've never been to Atlantic City and the boardwalk,
but it appears that you can still buy James's De-Luxe
Salt Water Taffy "cut to fit the mouth"!
Until Next Time-