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Thread: GM Flower Garden Finished & Yo Yo Quilt

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    Junior Member quiltaholic's Avatar
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    The First picture is the Grandma's flower English piecing quilt. It took me 2 years to do the flowers.
    The second pic is the quilting on the back.
    Third pic is a YoYo quilt that has to have been started approx 50 yrs ago or more. My Grandmother was working on it when she passed. My mother worked on it thru the years and gave it to me 20 years ago in 9 patch squares. I came across it in a cedar chest 3 yrs ago and decided to put it together. I was short 1 9 patch to finish it so I made 9 YoYo's and scattered them in with the others. This is my 3 generation quilt and it actually fits a twin bed.

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    BEAUTIFUL! It's a treasure for your family to enjoy for generations to come!

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    The grandmothers flower garden is so great!! I love the way the quilting pops the flowers! It is so neat to have a three generation work finished....Much better displayed then kept put away. :D :thumbup:

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    beautiful! What a nice reminder everytime you see it!

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    Lovely, don't you just love quilt history.

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    Beautiful quilts!! What a fantastic heirloom quilt to have!

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    Beautiful, both of them!!! I would love to have such a treasure, but no one else in my fam quilts.

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    Beautiful..quilt and quilting

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    Both beautiful.

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    Gorgeous. Thanks for showing us your lovely quilts.

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    Both are beautiful. How did you connect your yo yos tot he backing? Were they sewn togethor first then attached or attached directly to the backing?

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    Beautiful!!! :thumbup:

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    Just gorgeous! True heirlooms for sure!
    Kind Regards,
    MaryAnna

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    just had to show you a very old yo yo quilt!
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    They are both so beautiful! But the yo yo gave me a lump in my throat. What a treasure that 3 generations worked on it.
    Thanks so much for sharing :)

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    what a special treasure!! It is a one of a kind!! Just think what wonderful stories it can tell. Love your grandma
    s garden quilt also!!

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    They are both amazing! Thank you for sharing them with us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAROLJ
    Both are beautiful. How did you connect your yo yos tot he backing? Were they sewn togethor first then attached or attached directly to the backing?
    The Yo Yo's were sewn together separately Then I took a few small stitches through some of the holes just to keep it stable. I hand stitched around the edge with a slip stitch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan
    just had to show you a very old yo yo quilt!
    WOW Thank you so much for sharing that. Isn't it nice to have such treasures.

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    Your grandmother flower garden is so pretty. What a great job quilting it. I am in love with the Yo Yo quilt. What a wonderful family heirloom. Thanks for sharing both with us.

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    Beautiful quilts!

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    I just love the GMFG. I am not fond of Yo - yo's, but I love your story and the quilt.

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    Gorgeous!

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    I'm doing a grandmothers flowers quilt (have 13 done, all by hand, in 2 months) and looking for a non-traditional pattern for putting them together-thought to connect them with black fabric but yours is intriguing. What size was your hexagon and what size square do you have them appliqued on? I have thirty four flowers cut out but wouldn't need as many with your method.

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