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Thread: Grandmothers' Flower Garden Block...HELP!

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    Senior Member Connie1948's Avatar
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    I am a member of a local BOM. This month we are doing a Grandmothers' flower garden block. I am doing mine by machine. Got through round 1 just fine. I am lost on what to do in round 2. Nothing I am doing is working. I am starting to hate Hexagons. I would love a step by step Tutorial. It is a 45 minute drive to the quilt shop where I am about to show up with my fabric and machine and ask for help. I have faith that one of you will set me in the right direction and save me that trip into Albuquerque.
    Connie

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    community benefactor Knot Sew's Avatar
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    Grandmothers flower garden is a favorite in English paper piecing, which is a great take along project. to do by hand. I wouldn't want to try it by machine...goggle it...its quite easy, no fanc y stitches :D

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    I agree with Ruth. I suppose it could be done by machine, but it would be a nightmare with all those set-in seams. This is one pattern that is actually a lot easier using English paper piecing.

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    I looked at the paper piecing.......I will probably be unsewing my pieces and starting over unless something better comes along. Thanks for directing to this idea.
    Connie

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    I found a tutorial for English Paper Piecing hexagons.


    http://www.connectingthreads.com/pat...__D991407.html

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    step by step with photos ... and free ...

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/3419.page

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    How big are the hexagons?

    If they are two inches or larger, you could probably do it by machine.
    But I do think this is one case where hand sewing might be easier in the long run.

    By the way, there are some great tutorials on Y-seams around.

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    Hi There Im new to this form so forgive me if Im doing it wrong...i am also working on the Granny flowers in white and black so far so good.

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    Hugs to Patrice...I love your method and am now ready to try and finish this nightmare. My Hex's are 2" finished. Will post pic when I get it done. Give me a day or two as I have two grandchildren here wanting to play BOARD games! Wow they are 13 and 15...not going to turn this op down.
    Connie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Connie1948
    I am starting to hate Hexagons.
    Not my favorites either. Just think - it's ONLY ONE block. You'll be done before you know it.

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