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Thread: My first GFG is done!

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    Senior Member Cagey's Avatar
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    My first GFG is done!

    I finally finished by first GFG - sewn by hand. I started out with a twin size in mind but changed to a lap quilt as it progressed. I didn't know how bad my hands could hurt after working on this quilt! The quilting will be done by machine for sure! Gives me a whole new appreciate for anything hand quilted. I'll post some pictures when I get that figured out.

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    glad you are done. you can visit the QB Help center for threads that are helpful on how to post pictures
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    Would love to see a pic of it how big are your pieces ? I have been working on and off on one for several years ....hhhmmmm need to find it I think it is buried at the moment in WIPs LOL
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    I'm working on one myself. How are you going to have it quilted? Everyone says I will have to quilt it by hand and quilt around each hexagon. Not sure I'll live long enough to get that done!

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    That's great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by judys View Post
    I'm working on one myself. How are you going to have it quilted? Everyone says I will have to quilt it by hand and quilt around each hexagon. Not sure I'll live long enough to get that done!
    You don't HAVE to do anything!! You can quilt it any way you want!!

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    I am starting one too.
    I like that it is a truly mobile project. I do a few while waiting for my kid finish a sum, and I can bring it anywhere.
    My hexagons have 1 inch sides. I estmate it will take me a few years to get it done (working on and off). I told my kid - you know why it called Grandmother's flower garden? Because I would be a grandmother by the time it is done!

    Yes, about quilting, I've seen a few on ebay. Like this vintage GFG below won at $600+.
    (This is not mine. This is a vintage quilt on ebay. The auction that just ended a few days ago.)
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    It is quilted around the hexagons. The overall effect is stunning. But I would never be able to do that! 100% admiration for anyone who does this!
    Last edited by liont; 07-05-2012 at 01:19 PM.

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