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Thread: Grandma's flower garden

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    Senior Member Cagey's Avatar
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    I'm thinking about trying Grandma's flower garden. Am thinking about using my scraps and doing it all by hand. How do you think this would look using only scraps? Haven't made a scrap quilt before, I usually try to coordinate the colors which leaves me with alot of scraps. What do you think?

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    I think go for it.

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    Sounds great!!

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    go for it...are you going to try and keep all the "paths" light? i think it will look great

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    Before you commit to a full quilt, you need to like the process of working the Gardens by hand. Plan your Centers, (one color? or varied?);
    your Inner (first) Circle of 6 (solid? multicolor? random?); your Outer Circle of 12 (contrasting? solid or tone on tone? floral?). Experiment first.

    Make up three or four gardens, and decide on your "Garden Path". At this point, either you like your work or you can drop it. I strongly advise making up a few Garden blocks at a time--NOT cutting thousands of hexagons before stitching.

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    Go for it! I'm working on one that's king size...and I'm getting there. This is a great "grab and go" project. I've worked on mine at the hospital waiting room, at work, traveling, and it's great for tv watching. I guess you could say that mine is scrappy - but every circle is the same. My MIL has one that's very old and it is entirely scrappy.. and it's beautiful. Like tealfalcon said, tie it together with the "path".

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    I think they would look lovely
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    My question is, Why Not! Sounds like fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yonnikka
    Before you commit to a full quilt, you need to like the process of working the Gardens by hand. Plan your Centers, (one color? or varied?);
    your Inner (first) Circle of 6 (solid? multicolor? random?); your Outer Circle of 12 (contrasting? solid or tone on tone? floral?). Experiment first.

    Make up three or four gardens, and decide on your "Garden Path". At this point, either you like your work or you can drop it. I strongly advice making up a few Garden blocks at a time--NOT cutting thousands of hexagons before stitching.
    I think this is a great idea...I have a Grandmas Flower Garden that is my take along hand project...I am doing red, white, and blue, with yellow centers but I cut fabric as I need it...place the hexagons in a ziploc bag and go....I have a couple of gardens that had I worked them up in advance I would of swapped the rows of 12.

    I do want to make a scrappy one someday :)

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    Sounds good.

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