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Old 09-04-2008, 04:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Izy
If you go to this site and find graph papers, you can print off hexagons by the sheet in pdf..choose your size and print or save to file....

http://www.incompetech.com

happy paper piecing!! :D
Izy I found the graph paper but dont' know how to create hexagons from it :( This would be very easy and cut down on time if I didn't have to draw so many hexagons.
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Originally Posted by abacus
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May I make a suggestion? I am in the process of making the grandmother's flower garden right now. I have seminars that I must sit through (ugh) and having something to do with my hands makes the time fly by.

Get you some fat quarters (or actually a 1/4 yard of off-the-bolt fabric would work just as well. Pick colors that go together. Make a few
"blossoms". That will give a feel for the project without putting too much into it. Then you can get the "pavement" or "sidewalk" fabric when you are ready to put them together. The only fabrics that need to be the same are the 'pathway' and the centers; and even the centers would not have to be the exact fabric.

In my pattern, the pathways are joined point to point with dark green diamond shapes in between. Sorta looks like grass growing throught the cracks in the sidewalk!

I spent my time watching the Olympics and cutting hexagons, marking hexagons, cutting fabric, and sewing blossoms together. Its amazing how much you can get done with just a few minutes here, and a few minutes there.

Above all -- Have fun!!!

PS I am using a template that I cut from plastic. (Not as expense laden as using individual paper templates). If you do that, it is extremely important to mark the dots, so that you sew from one dot to the next. Believe me!!

Another place I would suggest you check out is www.brandysquiltpatterns.com She has a tutorial on GFG that I think you would find interesting.
I like your pavement and grass idea between the flowers!!! How far along are you on your project?
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Old 09-04-2008, 06:16 AM
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I have about 6 flowers done.
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Old 09-04-2008, 06:23 AM
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I just got caught back up with the post work got in the way yesterday...yes yes yes I'm in I really want to make one of these one of these days...right now I have a new grandbaby coming in early march so I'm starting his/her quilt first off...then I can concentrate on making one of these quilts...right now all I can think about is baby quilt....Thanks to all the gals that gave such good ideas and patterns....
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I've made two grandmother's flower garden and they are fun. I also have about ?? a box of yoyo's to sew together.
I also like making origomi puffs to add to quilts.
You could make a bisquit quilt an stuff them during lunch.
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Originally Posted by marieg
I've made two grandmother's flower garden and they are fun. I also have about ?? a box of yoyo's to sew together.
I also like making origomi puffs to add to quilts.
You could make a bisquit quilt an stuff them during lunch.
I was never too keen on the biscuit quilts....some of the biscuit quilts I've seen are quite pretty, but I like ones I can do quilting afterwards.. I'm not sure, but can you quilt those biscuit quilts???
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If you go to this site and find graph papers, you can print off hexagons by the sheet in pdf..choose your size and print or save to file....

http://www.incompetech.com

happy paper piecing!! :D
Izy I found the graph paper but dont' know how to create hexagons from it :( This would be very easy and cut down on time if I didn't have to draw so many hexagons.
Aggi...go back to the site and scroll further down, it looks like you at at the end when there are alot more further down, there are pre-printed hexagons, triangles octagons..to name a few, select hexagons, they you type in the size of each size 1.5" for instance then it will print make a pdf file for you :D
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Well Aggi...I had a play, and here is a pdf for hexagons with 1.5" sides so you can see what you can do at this site!!
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I saw EB make one a couple weeks ago from her book Egg Money Quilts. It was a cheaters way, just 3 parts. It was soooooooo pretty when she was done
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Originally Posted by Izy
Well Aggi...I had a play, and here is a pdf for hexagons with 1.5" sides so you can see what you can do at this site!!
Izy.. I swear if my head wasn't attached I would be useless like t-ts on a bull!!! LOL see when I first read your initial message to check out that link it was about 8:30am this morning and still didn't have my morning cup of java... so I blame it on not being awake and fully functional!! LOL

After reading this message to me, I went back to the site.. and lo and behold!! looky what I found!!! LOL so I put in the size I wanted, and then copied off 40 pages!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL now to chooose my fabrics!!!

I think I will add the white around each garden, but I like how Abacus added a green garden path around her flowers... I think I will like to do that too!!! hmmm now I wonder how many I would need to make for a queen size quilt!!!! and my queen has a very big thick mattress..
note to self.--- oooh Aggi What are getting yourself in to???? Granny Cat.. you got any of that wine or chocolate over there!!! I havent' started yet and already I'm wondering what I got myself into!!

Granny Cat.. get that other quilt done pronto girl!!! We are gonna need support through this one!!! :P :lol: :shock: :roll:
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