Saturday, July 9, 2011

Garden Girls

I have always loved these Garden Girls and have wanted to make some for quite some time.  You can see one of the girls here,


from this book.


Unfortunately it is out of print.  I was able to find one awhile back by buying a used book through Amazon. 

I actually own a wall hanging with three of the Garden Girls.  It was made by my friend Frances Moore and I purchased it at a guild auction several years ago.  Here it is hanging on the wall of my dinning room. 


I’ve recently been inspired by Stephanie of Loft Creations.  If you haven’t seen Stephanie’s quilt you really should head over to her blog and check it out. Her Garden Girls are really, really cute.  I’ve also seen a few other variations so I’ve decided the time has come to make some. 

I got out the book and decided that maybe it would be easier if I slightly redesigned the block so that I could paper piece it.  Here’s the first one I came up with. 

Girlie Girl I like her but I think her head’s a little big so instead of redoing the whole thing I decided she needs a chin/neck and hair. 

Girlie Girl with Chin and Hair

I’m planning on doing 12, one for each month of the year so each month she can have different clothes, shoes and hat.  Now that she has hair (OK maybe not much hair, but neither do I) some months she can be blond, some months brunette and maybe even gray, I’ll decide as I go. 




  1. They are so cute and I have always loved your wall hanging...may have to use your pattern someday soon

  2. I love your variation on that block because it adds personality to the face area. I can't wait to see your blocks.


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