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Thread: Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt

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    Super Member Wonnie's Avatar
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    Question.....What is your favorite Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt choice....all yellow centers?....different colored centers? ...the first row of petals, all solid colors?.....the second row of petals, prints but all the same fabric?....or, each petal in the second row a different color? .....Answer.........????

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    Mine are whatever seems to go together and I only have one row on mine since they are larger. I just coordinate the colors in each flower.:)

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    My favorite ones have the same yellow center, then a row of a solid, then a row of a print that goes with that solid, then a row of that 30's green, then one single plain white/off-white "path" between the greens. :) I was lucky enough to find a top like that on eBay to quilt and I just love that thing!

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    I'm just coordinating each flower, too. The constant is the black triangle between each one. My flowers are made with a center and 3 rings of petals.

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    I have various yellow fabrics for my centres and one row of fabric...so far...no 2 fabrics repeating...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid
    Mine are whatever seems to go together and I only have one row on mine since they are larger. I just coordinate the colors in each flower.:)
    What size are your hexes?

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    My rule for mine is no two flowers are the same...may repeat fabrics but the combination must be different. The flowers are all scrappy but the pathways are consistent. Just using a single row on the flowers (so far, who knows what will change by the end of it LOL, the design is the fun part!) My hexes are 1 1/4 inch.

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    Oh my! Everytime I see a beautiful photo of a GFG, I want to rethink mine. I have done 2, and both have yellow centers. 1st row reads "sorta" solid, 2nd row matches (kind of!) with green paths. I did use different layouts. Someone on this board used yellow paths, it was beautiful. You can see it, and many others in the Gallery.

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    I am just starting one. I like the centers all the same. Since mine will be scrappy, it will be a little continuity. Not sure about the rows yet, so far just basting hexes. But I think a lighter color for the first round and darker for the second. They will mostly be prints. I am doing small hexes, 1 inch finished I think.

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    Mine has yellow centers, Two round of coordinating prints, a round of cream, then connected by green. Used Moda's aviary line, 2 jellies and two charms plus yardage. No two flowers are the same and it has the shabby cottage look.

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    I just coordinate each flower...So mine is definitely going to be "scrappy". I am sashing with white hexies.... So far I am about 2/3rd's done with the flowers. My goal is to finish it by the end of the year!

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    Mine has all the same yellow centers and coordinating flowers. I selected a fabric line that was available in 2 & 1/2" strips so the decision was made for the yellow and the green path. Flowers use the coordinating fabrics, but none are identical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fraew
    Mine has all the same yellow centers and coordinating flowers. I selected a fabric line that was available in 2 & 1/2" strips so the decision was made for the yellow and the green path. Flowers use the coordinating fabrics, but none are identical.
    Noticed that your avatar had diamonds separating the flowers....is that hard?

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    Let's say no, for now. Haven't pieced the diamonds yet, just flowers.

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    Here is the one I'm making.
    Each flower has the same yellow center and each leaf is the same green fabric.
    I have about 18 blocks and each block has one flower combo.
    Each block has different combos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kas
    I'm just coordinating each flower, too. The constant is the black triangle between each one. My flowers are made with a center and 3 rings of petals.
    Kas, sorry for sounding foolish, but what do you mean by the constant? I understand you have triangles in your pattern. I would really like to see your pattern. I am doing one with a row of diamonds & triangles around every flower. <<>>

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    I just started mine, well, a few weeks ago. But things came up and I haven't worked on mine much, I finished my third flower tonight. Each of the main flowers will have a center, with 2 rows of petals, then a row of green for leaves with white paths. As I didn't like the traditional pattern, I don't get the white rings around each flower with green in the middle, I designed my own layout.

    My GFG will be queen sized, but each of my hexs are 1 3/4 inches(along 1 side b/c I believe that's how you measure them)

    my layout, the colors of the flowers is not true, I just wanted some color for my flowers, and you can ignore the writing on the side, that's for my reference
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    my 3 completed flower petals. I need to add my green which is gonna be scrappy or I wouldn't be able to afford a queen sized quilt!
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    Very pretty, SarahRachel. Your quilt will be so nice. Glad to hear other people are still interested in GMFG. I am still working on mine too. I didn't work on it for a few weeks, cuz my brother passed away, & then my sister ended up in the hospital, & she has lost almost all her sight. She just about completed a GMFG quilt since Christmas. So this is very hard on her.

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