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Thread: Grand-maman Flower Garden

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    Member Cathou's Avatar
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    This quilt has been my friend who followed me everywhere since May 2010! About 350 hexagons of 3 inches giving it 54" X 66" Basted, pieced and quilted by hand. I used freezing paper for the english method. I pieced the border by machine and FHM quilted them. Because I love doing GFG so much, I started another one that you can see the design on a previous topic called "advice on GFG requested" (page 1: EQ design, bottom of page 2: work in progress) To all the people interested by GFG here is my advice: cut hexagons of freezing paper with a lot of precision. I rotary cut strip of freezing paper the size I need. Then I put the hexagon drawing under the strip and trace the "V" of both side with a thin pencil and cut them with a scissor being very very careful to maintain the precision. It's the key!! Perfect hexagons make perfect seams with no holes in the corners. Another advice: take your time. GFG is not a quilt to be rush. The slow pace makes it very relaxing and zen!
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    beautiful and patience expert...

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    Absolutely gorgeous and perfect piecing.

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    love your quilt , I am working on one also. I am using pinks and whites with pinks. it is so much fun to take while waiting for soccer practices etc....

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    Gorgeous... This is one of my favorite patterns. I love it!!! thanks for sharing!

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    love the quilting design

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    Quote Originally Posted by I go To The Sea To Breathe
    love your quilt , I am working on one also. I am using pinks and whites with pinks. it is so much fun to take while waiting for soccer practices etc....
    Exactly!! Give me speedskating practices, football practices, doctor appointment, dentist appointment... I can take it as long as I have my hexagons with me! :lol: Can't wait to see yours. Can we have a sneak peek!?!

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    Gorgeous!!

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    Beautiful

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    Wow! You certainly make a statement for doing GFG. The idea is starting to grow.

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    that is beautiful. thanks for the great advise. i want to try one, but not brave enough yet.

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    Wonderful quilt...I love gfg.

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    I love the vivid colors in you GFG. Usually they're quite pale, and this one is so dramatic! Wonderful work!

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    I really love your quilt. I like the bright colors and the fabrics. You did a great job.

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    Wow this is an awesome quilt, I can hardly see stitches in it. Bright and so colorful I know you enjoyed doing it, it shows. Taking so long to do it gives you time to relax and think of life. Thanks for sharing your love of the quilt with us.

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    Beautiful! So bright and cheery!

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