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Thread: Grandmothers flower gardenI

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    I was at a quilt show on the weekend and saw an amazing quilt, it was a grandmothers flower garden but it was done different than English paper piecing. Instead of using paper the women used quilt batting pieces cut in hexagons and then folded pieces of fabric around the batting, she stitched the folds down and then hand quilted each hexagon before stitching together. She said her daughter found the method and pattern on the internet, I have looked for two days and have not been successful. The Quilt was called Stars in Grandma's Flower Garden . Has anyone come across this method or pattern before?

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    Never heard of it being done that way , but would be interested as well ~ Hope someone can help :thumbup:

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    I think you need to check out Eddie's tutorial on this list. I think it is called hickory nut quilt. there is a tool you use. He has all the info there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McQuilter
    I think you need to check out Eddie's tutorial on this list. I think it is called hickory nut quilt. there is a tool you use. He has all the info there.
    Yeah! Those Hickory Nuts are great!

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    LOL My first thought was Eddie's Hickory Nut tutorial too :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99
    This is it.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-27345-1.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    LOL My first thought was Eddie's Hickory Nut tutorial too :D:D:D
    That was the first thing I thought of also!!

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    GRRRRRRRRRRRR, three year old hit the enter button on me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by justwannaquilt
    That looks cool! How did they do that??

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    there was a similar pattern in Australian Patchwork and quilting mag years ago,

    called QAYG (quilt as you go) Hexagons

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    Oh my, the folded hex quilt is beautiful! I wonder if there are instructions any where for the folding?

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    This looks like the pattern on the reverse side of the quilt. Thankyou

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    Quote Originally Posted by justwannaquilt
    This looks like the pattern on the reverse side of the quilt
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by McQuilter
    I think you need to check out Eddie's tutorial on this list. I think it is called hickory nut quilt. there is a tool you use. He has all the info there.
    This is not quite the same pattern she didn't bring the back fabric to the front, when done from the front it looked exactly like a true grandmothers flower garden and the back did to except you could see where she had folded it.

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    I found this tutorial on how to fold hexagon yo-yo's:

    http://www.sewingandbeyond.com/userf...%20Folding.pdf

    I also found a picture of a fabulous quilt made with them, but now I can't find the quilt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by humbird
    Oh my, the folded hex quilt is beautiful! I wonder if there are instructions any where for the folding?
    http://www.nyquilter.com/store-detail.php?cat=3&ID=0
    She sells a "kit" with instructions on how to fold them!

    OOPS! Thanks for the free instructions!

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    Thanks Prism99 and justwannaquilt (and anyone else searching for this tute) I had found it also, but my printer only printed it in part. Guess a trip to town for a new ink cartrage is in order. I doubt I will ever make a quilt from these lovely hex's, far to labor intensive, but maybe a pillow? Can see it in a rich maron or dark green velvet! Thanks again.

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    Sorry for not seeing your question sooner, but there is a tutortial for making these folded hexagons on my website - http://www.nyquilter.com/tutorials.php

    Enjoy!

    Mary Anne

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