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Thread: How many rosettes for a Grandmother's Flower Garden?

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    I am taking a lengthy trip in November and need a hand project. So I looked around in my stash and came up with these fabrics and want to make a Grandmothers Flower Garden quilt. The hexies are 1 inch. How many rosettes do I need to make a queen size quilt? I plan to use cream hexies as the connecting pathway between the blue rosettes. The photo looks like the squares for the pathway are pink, they really are cream. What do you all think?
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    Love it!

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    Very lovely! I too am making a GFG. I am following a pattern and am making 2" hexies. I will be adding an off white pathway to each rosette. Plus will be adding a green path when connecting the rosettes. The Pattern says I need to make 32 rosettes for a double or 67 for a king size. I will also have three rows of hexies as a border around the quilt. That will make about a 6 inch border Since your rosettes are smaller? Oh my, math is not what I do best! But I can see you need to make more than 32 for a queen size. I guess you should continue to make them, lay them down, side by side until you get the size you want. Good luck! Your quilt will be beautiful!

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    it's going to be beautiful.

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    I am also trying this one. I would like to hand stitch it. have the freezer paper in the center. pressed and basted down. now how do I sew all these hexs together?

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    Start sewing rosettes, as you call the flowers, you won't get them all made in one trip, unless you don't go home for a month or more. I kept a box of supplies for mine with the pieces ready to go, thread needle and small scissors and picked it up whenever we traveled the 800 miles to Pennsylania. It took a lot of trips to make enough. Decide after you make a stack or sew them together as you make them, then you will know.GFG is the perfect design to use during travel time.
    The GFG fairy is smiling and you will love having the pretty fabrics in your hand when the scenery isn't all that great or it is raining and you are sitting in a motel.
    Good luck, love the sample.

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    Pretty

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    You have picked out fabulous fabrics for your GFG quilt! I don't know how many it will take.
    I have a GFG quilt that a great-aunt made from the 1940-50's and her hexies are 1 1/4" finished size. She had 9 rosettes rows across and 11 rossette rows down and used 1/2 rosette on the edge of the rows. My quilt measures appr. 85" x 90". I hope this helps!

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    I am doing 1 inch and so far have 8 rows
    Odd numbered rows have 6 full
    Even number rows have 5 full and 2 partials

    Between each flower I have one row of white separating them.

    So I have 44 full flowers and 8 partials and it measures 52 wide by 62 long.

    But I make most of my quilts between lap size and twin.

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    Thanks everyone for your tips. I have 2 -11 hour flights, airport waiting time and a bus tour through Israel, all over 2 weeks. I just hope I can stay focused on sewing during the flights, maybe not so much during the tour when I will be awe struck by my surroundings!

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    I searched the Internet for instructions and followed the link below. It really is very easy and addicting. There are also tutorials on this board about English paper piecing. I use the precut hexagons from paperpieces.com. They can be used over and over. They also have instructions on how to put them together.

    http://www.patternsfromhistory.com/c...wer_garden.htm

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    agree that it is addicting! I am already trying to decide what hand-pieced quilt to start next.

    I also machine piece, but I love having a hand project at the same time!

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    I'm sure you'll need a lot, and there suddenly seems to be a revival or something with this quilt because I'm seeing a lot of posts about the GFG (which is nice because I'm working on one too and sometimes I need motivation) but here's a link for the "show and tell" or quilt a long for my GFG. I have the pattern I'm using on there as well as pictures of my rosettes. Mine are twice the size of yours mostly because I would like to finish it.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-151621-1.htm

    and make sure your scissors that you use on the airplane can't be considered a weapon. I read about someone that was working on one and the took her little tiny scissors because they could be a weapon.

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    Plan on about 7 to 8 rows of 8 or 9 per row, for starters.
    Your layout may have half rosettes at the ends of some rows. When you measure your hexagon pieces, are you measuring the length of one side? Cutting size or finished size? (don't try to measure across the center, it is too confusing)

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    Thank you. I click on the link. It was very helpful. :)

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    I love yourc fabrics

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