Check it out, you guys! I finished the first two flowers for my Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt.
I felt pretty wild and out of control when I was sewing these. I pieced and ironed, pieced and ironed...ripped out stitches, lined up edges...ironed...ironed...and after (and because of?) all that, I pretty much knew it wasn't going to work.
But then I fliped them over and they looked just like they were supposed to! Hurray!
It took me about 2 hours to cut, mark, sew and iron each flower. Not bad considering how long it would have taken me to sew one by hand (hint: forever!). I also think, with a little more practice, I'll be able to sew them better and faster. I'm still nervous about making an entire quilt but I'll think about that later...much later.
(Finished hexagons measure 1 1/8" on each edge, machine sewn using this tutorial)