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Thread: how to quilt a grandmother's flower garden?

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    I purchased 6 old grandmother's flower garden blocks from a garage sale many years ago and have finally figured out how to put them together and am wondering about how to quilt them? Does anyone have any suggestions?

    Laura

    p.s Had a lovely time at the quilt show and came home inspired to create!

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    Pictures?

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    When my MIL made the Grandmother's Flower Garden quilts she did echo quilting 1/4" inside each hexagon.

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    I also am curious on this...I am about half way finished hand piecing a random patch GFG for my daughter...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mom-6
    When my MIL made the Grandmother's Flower Garden quilts she did echo quilting 1/4" inside each hexagon.
    That's how I intend to quilt mine, when I get to finish it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mom-6
    When my MIL made the Grandmother's Flower Garden quilts she did echo quilting 1/4" inside each hexagon.
    That would be my suggestion.

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    Also, Stitch in the ditch, 1/4 inch around each piece. I also saw somebody that quilted overall circles..

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    I'd love to see some pictures. I betcha those open spaces are screaming for some feather wreaths and scrolling and whatnot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mom-6
    When my MIL made the Grandmother's Flower Garden quilts she did echo quilting 1/4" inside each hexagon.
    That's the traditional way of quilting it... and IMHO it always looks marvellous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by np3
    Pictures?
    I will have my daughter get a picture, I am completely dumb when it comes to computers and pictures.

    Laura

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