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    Grannies Garden with a Fence

    Has anyone seen a pattern for this quilt? It is a regular Grandmother's Garden Hexie quilt with diamonds around each section. https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.n...24419380_n.jpg The name is Grannies Garden with a Fence, I've Googled and just can't seem to locate it.
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    That's a beautiful quilt!

    I have seen a few others done in the similar style and been quite attracted to the look. I think it was in the QB Gallery. Not sure!

    I don't have a pattern, though you could easily make your own template piece.
    The diamond is just the two outside/opposite points of the hexie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    I don't have a pattern, though you could easily make your own template piece.
    The diamond is just the two outside/opposite points of the hexie.
    there are actually two border pieces ... the diamond and the triangle piece where the fence pieces meet and turn.

    That is probably the prettiest GFG I've ever seen. I love the "fence" and I love the way she fussy cut the hexies. The "fence" is also fussy cut!!
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    Don't know which pattern but that quilt is really lovely! show us a pic if you make it. Will flag this post for further info!!!!!

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    I found a few references

    http://larajanepark.blogspot.com/201...l#.UMSrW3drREM - scroll down quite a bit. Doesn't say how to make it, it's an antique for sale. Just showing that this is an older pattern.

    http://amybradleydesigns.blogspot.co...r-absence.html - her grandmother made one and now she's making a GFG - perhaps also with a fence. Might be worth it to ask her.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI...ectorid=229466 - You can get this one on E-Bay

    http://www.bharattextile.com/quilt/index.php - ahhh ... some history. This might help - read the description under the picture.
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom View Post
    there are actually two border pieces ... the diamond and the triangle piece where the fence pieces meet and turn.
    .....you are so correct!
    (and could be made from the original hexie too!)

    ( ........... of course, being such a young thing, you had to prove it with your keen eyesight! )
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    I never really cared for GFG that much, but I love this variation. Thanks for posting it.

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    I have always heard of the diamonds refered to as "connectors". Fence makes it much more interesting. That is a lovely quilt. If you google GFG you will likely come up with lots of tutes. I have seen the diamonds and hexagon pattern on some site, but can't seem to find it now. Good luck with your search.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom View Post
    http://www.bharattextile.com/quilt/index.php - ahhh ... some history. This might help - read the description under the picture.
    this is quite interesting... thanks for posting it [and the time it took you to find it]
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    That's truly beautiful. Am hoping you find the pattern. Quite a bit of work

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    Looks like you can get the pattern here
    http://www.brandysquiltpatterns.com/patterns.html
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    Wow that's a beautiful quilt.

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    Talking Thank you!

    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    this is quite interesting... thanks for posting it [and the time it took you to find it]
    Yes I agree, thanks for taking the time to research it for me, I had no idea where else to look
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    Red face I see it!!

    [QUOTE=woody;5708644]Looks like you can get the pattern here
    http://www.brandysquiltpatterns.com/patterns.html[/QU

    Woody, Thank You!!!
    "An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail." Edwin Land

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    I think I see the size/shape correlation, I'll try a sample by making my own templates and see if it works.
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    I have this pattern, started making it in the early 90's, now its a UFO . PM me ok

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    I am making a quilt exactly like this right now. I cut my hexagons and triangles from freezer paper, lay it dull side down on the back of my fabric hexagons, which are cut 1/4" larger for the seam allowance. Then I fold the seam allowance over the edges and iron the seam allowance to the shiny side of the hex. You can use the freezer paper hexes over and over so you don't have to cut a huge amount of them. This works really well. If you have any questions PM me and I will try to answer them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gemstate View Post
    i am making a quilt exactly like this right now. I cut my hexagons and triangles from freezer paper, lay it dull side down on the back of my fabric hexagons, which are cut 1/4" larger for the seam allowance. Then i fold the seam allowance over the edges and iron the seam allowance to the shiny side of the hex. You can use the freezer paper hexes over and over so you don't have to cut a huge amount of them. This works really well. If you have any questions pm me and i will try to answer them.
    brilliant!!!
    "An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail." Edwin Land

    Blessings! Ruth

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    I'm sorry I can't help but what a beautiful quilt. I would love that pattern as well. I am watching this post.

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    stunning photo. I haven't seen it done that way before

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    This is second now on my bucket list! I am getting hexagon papers for Christmas!

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    This is a very old pattern, the diamonds are most always done in green and referred to as the "path through the garden."
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    I am working on one with the diamonds in it right now. I made my own pattern & I just used the measurement from the hexi side for the diamonds & the triangles. I just use freezer paper & it's easy to work with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtngrl View Post
    Has anyone seen a pattern for this quilt? It is a regular Grandmother's Garden Hexie quilt with diamonds around each section. https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.n...24419380_n.jpg The name is Grannies Garden with a Fence, I've Googled and just can't seem to locate it.
    Now you've done it, Ruth! This may be the hexie pattern which finally ropes me in, lol. I'm so glad you shared this.
    Laura

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeeGee View Post
    This is a very old pattern, the diamonds are most always done in green and referred to as the "path through the garden."
    Thank you!
    "An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail." Edwin Land

    Blessings! Ruth

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