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Thread: GFG ???

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    I just started a diamond shapes GFG. My centres are white, I plan on making two of each jewel tone color. They seem small, I'll need at least a gizillion. Should I do two rows around my centre eg white centre with two rows of purple, then a row of green ( my pathway). Just got back from the Yuma quilt show. There was a vender there selling the plastic hexagons. Her diamonds had two rows around her centre. Her's were all different (scrappy).

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    I think 2 rows around the center would look good. Maybe make several pieces in purple and green and do a layout before you sew everything together. That may help you decide if 2 rows is perfect or too many. Yes, you will need a gizillion!!!! My GFG took over 1200 pieces!!!

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    ok now i get it grandmothers flower garden

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    The part of my GFG that covers the top of the queen guest bed, without counting the side borders or the bottom border, contains approximately 1,880, 1-inch hexes. I think that it'll contain twice that when it's complete. No wonder my eyes are going bad. ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewwhat85
    ok now i get it grandmothers flower garden
    Ding, ding, ding, my light bulb just came on too.

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    When I did my GFG, I didn't want to be sewing a zillion pieces forever, so I made the pieces a little bigger than the traditional size, and it came out fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfkitty
    When I did my GFG, I didn't want to be sewing a zillion pieces forever, so I made the pieces a little bigger than the traditional size, and it came out fine.
    They sell the templates in sizes ranging from 1/4 inch up to 2 or 3 inches - I don't see why we can make them even larger. :)

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    I saw one somewhere that was 9 in"! That was a little too big for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfkitty
    I saw one somewhere that was 9 in"! That was a little too big for me.
    I made mine 3" finished at the widest point.

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