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GFG-Would you ever quilt one by machine? How would you do it?

Old 01-21-2019, 04:23 PM
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Thanks everyone.

The way I did the edges was I ran it through a serger and lopped off the uneven parts.

Lazy.

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Old 01-21-2019, 04:26 PM
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Muslin between top and batting?

Could that be to keep batting from leaking out of the top?
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Old 01-21-2019, 06:37 PM
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I did one (https://www.quiltingboard.com/pictures-f5/grandmothers-flower-garden-quilted-my-cousin-t269450.html ) that had been hand pieced by my aunt. I did a different design in each flower, but stippled around all of them. It was actually quite fun.
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Old 01-21-2019, 08:53 PM
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Wow that's really nice, Cat on a Mac
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Old 01-22-2019, 04:05 AM
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Revmuslin: This was something I picked up from classes with Jamie Walden. It is to keep the batting from showing through the seams.
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Old 01-22-2019, 05:43 AM
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Originally Posted by bjchad View Post
Revmuslin: This was something I picked up from classes with Jamie Walden. It is to keep the batting from showing through the seams.
Thank you, I suspect this Lone Star will benefit from this treatment.
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Old 01-22-2019, 07:57 AM
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Thank you for telling me what a GFG was. I do love that pattern but it looks very time consuming.
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I have machine quilted a number of grandmother flower garden quilts. They’re turned out fine. One I quilted 1/4” inside each hexagon, one the customer wanted a large loopy flower over each flower and a meandering leafy vine around / through the paths- that one is by far my favorite- turned out beautiful. I’ve done edge to edge designs. I love hand Piecing and have made quite a few hand pieced quilts- my travel projects, not all English Paper Piecing projects. I machine quilt them all.
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Old 01-22-2019, 08:13 PM
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thanks for this thread--I may be helping a gal with a 1970's GFG that her g-ma did--she says the hexies are 3" across (I haven't seen it yet) and she's wanting it to basically be larger and was wanting me to add in white pieces to fill in the scallops--I said no way--too many Y seams--but putting it on top of a plain top would certainly achieve what she's wanting. Great idea!
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Old 01-23-2019, 07:15 AM
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I finally found the right zip drive! Attached is my rough draft/doodling of the design I came up with. I'll only be doing the swooping tiny heart design, not the stitching around the hexes. Looks like the picture of the quilt came through and you have to click on the little thing that says "staples scan" for the quilting design. I am not particularly gifted with either my ability to machine quilt (and no hand quilting for me) or my design sense. I'm a piecer and I really need a quilting partner! Anyway, this is within my ability and goes through each hex.

This summer I found a lovely hand stitched GMF at a thrift store with tiny little hexes, each side finishes to 3/4", so the hex is maybe 1.25-ish across. There were some issues with the top -- it is huge and I think maybe the maker just despaired of finishing it. One row was one block too short, couple of minor stitching repairs. Took off the row, did the repairs bought a back and planned the quilting... lol don't know exactly when I will get to the quilting. I was planning on doing it with warm and natural type batting and on a long arm, but I might not have access to the long arm (belongs to a friend).

To prepare the top for the long arm I was going to carefully sew on the top outer hexes onto a backing fabric, those aqua path rows outer hexes won't be quilted with the design, then cut away the back where it would be quilted. The path rows will basically outline the flower going from point to point. Edit: I do like the idea of using a solid piece of white between the top and the batting and that would help load it as well! Always get good ideas from this board.

When I bind the quilt I'll be using white bias binding and I am going to keep the larger block scallop, but cut off the tiny points into the binding. The outer edges are all the aqua pathways and it will be essentially the same as the quilting design, just missing those tiny little points. I'm still not looking forward on learning how to turn the binding, but I'll figure it out!

I found this free site to print a grid the size I wanted:
https://incompetech.com/graphpaper/hexagonal/
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Old 01-23-2019, 08:04 AM
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Absolutely it is OK to machine quilt a GFG. And it doesn't have to be custom with lots of quilting in each block - an edge to edge design would be fine.

Ultimately, as long as YOU are happy that is all that matters!
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