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Thread: Granddmothers Flower Garden

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    I want to do a grandmother flower garden out of 30's fabric. My Grammy made one for my sister years ago and I loved it. The problem is, I can't findthe directions. Does anyone know where I could find this? There was a site on here a while back with free quilt patterns, but now I can't find it. Please help :shock: This is driving me nuts, cause there is something in me saying that I just HAVE to make this quit. I'm sure you all know what I mean. It is calling to me, almost like Grammy is calling to me from across the years. I know, it sounds wierd, but that is the only way I can describe the compulsion to do this :oops:

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    google English paper piecing sunshine's creations
    another one is Kay Wood on quilterstv.com I think she has one on machine quilting GFG. I just started the English paper piecing one so far so good I like it.

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    Thanks so much!

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    I'm working on one right now using Quilt Pattis.

    I decided that I wanted to make all of my flowers before hand, so it's going to take quite a few, as I have figured out that I amy going to have about 50 flowers total.

    http://www.steigerfamily.com/ZenCart...&products_id=3

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    I use the papers from paperpiecing.com :thumbup: They are reusable

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    Here's a site that I found a while back on hexagon quilts.

    http://www.paperpieces.com/index.html

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    I have just started a grandmothers garden. I am having sew much fun. I used the instructions from beeinmybonnetco.blogspot.com. It is really good. I printed the templates off daisyquilts.blogspot.com. I am using Marti Michell's template set G. I have 4 blocks done sew far and have only been doing them for a week. They are very very addictive. It is a great project to have ready for appointments etc.

    Christine

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    Threads, I don't know how to get around on the bee in your bonnet site. How do I find the info you suggested? Thanks!

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    You may also like this site:
    http://www.quilterscache.com/G/Grand...rdenBlock.html

    Page 3 has a template to make the color choices.

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    Doesn"t sound weird to me at all!

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    http://sunshinescreations.vintagethr...r-piecing.html


    Try this site. It is my favorite for english paper piecing. I am in the process of doing my 2nd EPP GFG. I'm working on borders now. You will enjoy the process, and your grandmother would be proud of you. After you do one quilt, it's sort of like potato chips........can't do (eat) just one! There is a site that has hex's that you can print. I use scrap paper, and cut my own. I can usually use the papers at least twice, and often more. I would love to buy the ready cut, but I'm cheep! Enjoy! Give me a holler if I can be of any help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by threads57
    I have just started a grandmothers garden. I am having sew much fun. I used the instructions from beeinmybonnetco.blogspot.com. It is really good. I printed the templates off daisyquilts.blogspot.com. I am using Marti Michell's template set G. I have 4 blocks done sew far and have only been doing them for a week. They are very very addictive. It is a great project to have ready for appointments etc.

    Christine
    Those are exactly the size that I needed!!!! Now instead of buying more quilt pattis, I'll do the flowers with a cardboard template using this template, and do the rest of the quilt out of the quilt pattis.

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    You can buy plastic (mylar?) hexagons that have a little hole in the center. Once the fabric has been basted around the template and the petal has been joined with others to make a flower, and you have a few flowers joined together, you can pop the templates out and re-use them. I'm always looking for the easy way and don't think I would like to cut a gillion little hexagons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honey
    Threads, I don't know how to get around on the bee in your bonnet site. How do I find the info you suggested? Thanks!
    Go to beeinmybonnetco.blogspot.com. This is Lori's blog. On the right hand side scroll down to you reach the box with tutorials written on it. It is the first tutorial shown.

    Hope this helps.

    Christine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delilah
    You can buy plastic (mylar?) hexagons that have a little hole in the center. Once the fabric has been basted around the template and the petal has been joined with others to make a flower, and you have a few flowers joined together, you can pop the templates out and re-use them. I'm always looking for the easy way and don't think I would like to cut a gillion little hexagons.
    I have these too! Haven't used them yet but I am looking for some hand work and I do have reproduction 20's, 30's, and 40's to use just for this. I'll have to dig them out this weekend!

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    Thanks everyone for all of the great info. I truely appreciate it. When I get a block done, I'll show you for opinions. Thanks again.

    Sue

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    i use papers from...paperpieces.com and take them out to re-use as i put my project together. i have about 8 different sizes of hexagons, plus the diamonds for tumbling blocks...i love to epp!
    heres a pic of a wall hanging that has been traveling the topic log:
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    Oh, that is so pretty!

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    awesome, thanks

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    Wow, I can't believe I am not alone working on hand quilting Grandmother's Flower Garden and I've been using (fell in love with) 1930s fabric! I started my project last Spring 2009, self taught. I use quilt patis from Pati herself. She sells the plastic hexagon templates which are wonderful! I have really been enjoying this project - I know it takes years to do but I will keep going! The quilt patis are well worth the investment and not too costly. Here is Pati's info:

    Picking Up The Pieces
    Home of The Original Quilt Patis
    911 City Park Ave.
    Columbus OH 43206 USA
    Phone: 614-443-9988
    Fax: 614-443-9798
    [email protected]

    I have ordered two times from Pati and talked to her and she is very helpful too. Please let me know what you decide to do and how things work out for you.

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