Fall is nigh!

Grandmother’s Flower Garden

My Grandmother’s Flower Garden (GMFG) quilts are made using my Hoop-N-Quilt technique. This method does NOT require fusible, batting in the hoop, or cutting fabric in the hoop.  There is no piecing in the hoop. It makes an “impossible” quilt possible.

The finished quilts are not stiff or bulky in any way. Rather, they lay flat, feel soft, draping like a quilt made with more traditional techniques.  What’s more, they are wonderful to use as a bed covers, lap cover, or sofa comforter, as they drape about you like any quilt in which you would bundle up for warmth.

Of course, a sleeve can be added to the backside should you wish to hang your quilt on the wall for viewing. And still they can be made into smaller projects as well.

Wrap up somone you love in your New Hoop ‘N’ Quilt Flower Garden

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James Bond helping out in the studio

Hoop-N-Quilt projects are great travel projects – except of course for flying – as you can cut out the pieces while riding in the car, sitting at the park, standing in line, talking on the phone, or anywhere you have a couple minutes of hands free time.

This is a great quilt for using up scrap fabrics.  Still, the scraps must be large enough to use in the embroidery machine’s hoop.

The Quilt Layout

With Straight Edge and 12 Borders

51x61 inches made with the small hexagon

Grandmother's Flower Garden Variation #2

Uneven Edge Without Borders

50 x 65 inches made with the small hexagon


Details 4x4 Designs


"Whatever fortune brings, don't be afraid of doing things."

- Herman Melville


The Cat Days Of Summer are almost over!

Details 5x7 Designs


Details 6x10 Designs


What’s Included

  • Hexagons are in two sizes - small ⅞” & large 1⅜” (Measuring one side of the hexagon).  The smaller size allows more creative freedom for designs beyond traditional patterns. The larger size requires fewer pieces for the quilt allowing for faster construction on larger projects
  • “Petal” Hexagons have ‘faux’ quilting.
  • Center Hexagon design has extra stitch elements to better resemble a flower center.
  • Includes full color instructional booklet in pdf format
  • For the informed quilter, the notion that creating a GMFG is challenging comes as no revelation.  However, my approach is both quick and simple.  If you have ever made or wanted to make your own GMFG, I hope you will try my approach and let me know how it compares to more traditional techniques.  I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

    $4.99 US


    Machine formats ART, DST, EMD, EXP, HUS, JEF, PES, VIP, VP3 & XXX

    Design sizes are clearly marked. When ordering, be sure to order designs that will fit in your sewing machine hoop.

    As with any software, refunds and exchanges will not be made.



Betty Johnson’s GMFGBetty Johnson's GMFG...Wow!





Betty writes, “I must say, I made a grandmother’s flower garden the usual way and it took me two years, using your method took me only one month, love it.


"The Earth reminded us of a Christmas tree ornament hanging in the blackness of space. As we got farther and farther away it diminished in size. Finally it shrank to the size of a marble, the most beautiful marble you can imagine."

- James Irwin


Judy Hogg’s Project

My husband has been spilling tea/coffee out of our mugs for a few months now and I got fed up with cleaning up after he makes a cuppa - so I have made a few of these for our mugs to rest on ready to make a cuppa and it has worked really well. It obviously reminds him to take care when pouring out.

The colour matches my kitchen cupboards. My husband said to tell you he does really like them!

Thought you might like to see - bit small for grandmas garden quilt!

Thanks and cheers

Judy in Sydney

More colors and Layouts

Grandmother's Flower Garden Variation #3

This is actually the same layout as my black quilt with borders. Instead of Black there is Green. Each flower has one round of petals surrounded with white instead of two rounds of petals

Grandmother's Flower Garden Variation #4

Made with the Large Hexagons


Made with the Large Hexagons

Grandmother's Flower Garden Variation #6

Made with the Large Hexagons

More Layouts...

EQ Users

Download my EQ5 or EQ6 File and  ‘Click Away’ to creating your own GMFG masterpiece.

If you are a novice EQ user and need help with the program please join Info EQ and correspond with the EQ folks who wrote the program


EQ5       EQ6

Floral Basket Layout


54 x 57 inches made with small hexagons

85 x 90 inches made with large hexagons.




Ripple Layouts

Like Ripple Afghans

Grandmother's Flower Garden Ripple/Wave Variation #4

Star Layouts


Outdoor Quilts

Grandmother's Flower Garden Star Variation #1

40 x 33 inches made with small hexagons

62 x 50 inches made with large hexagons

For a round or oval table.

For a larger star add more rounds.

41 x 46 inches made with small hexagons

63 x 71 inches made with large hexagons

41 x 43 inches made with small hexagons

63 x 66 inches made with large hexagons

Trip Around the World

These would be great on round or oval tables draping over the sides.

They remind me of a rug.


More Floral Layouts

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