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Thread: Grandmother's Dream friendship quilt

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    Awsome! I love the colors. Can't wait to see the finished quilt.

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    Oops!

    I do believe earlier I mistakenly PM'd Mimisharon for guild pattern for Grandmother's Dream quilt! Please forgive boo-boo. Am newbee? to board and will hopefully learn from my mistakes. Again sorry. Must go now to pester GrannyShep and beg for guild designed quilt pattern.

    Cindy

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    very very pretty

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    Hi, Cindy,
    Grannyshep

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    The pattern takes forever to make and truthfully, I haven't worked on it in months--I've sewed 2 shirts for hubby and a folded fabric star quilt for the Fl. state fair. Now I'm working on a BOM applique. Sorry I don't know where the pattern came from except a guild in Tx then one of our members in Oh shared it with us. Granny

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    Love the colors and the blocks. It's going to be beautiful.

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    Hi Granny Shep -

    Nice to hear from you - I am so impressed with your projects as the last garment I tried to sew had an arm inside out and upside down, in 12th grade. Most of the girls were working on their wedding dresses! Pathetic
    efforts indeed.

    Now, in asking around about this pattern, I found that this pattern has been passed around and that the easiest way to sew it was to put it together like a bargello quilt. Sew strips and cut and sew strips into rounds then open seams or unsew and stagger seams so that one fabric is above or below (whatever) the previous seam. I haven't seen the pattern yet but have bought yellow and blue fabrics to make it. Tho it may end up in the UP's I would love to give it a try but cannot find anyone here who knows anyone w/pattern. To date my 1 by 3 flying geese quilt has been the most difficult (queen size) groan.

    What I notice about your work is the absolute and total precision at your seam intersections which is what I think you mean about a lot of work?
    Am I right? Sounds like I will need all my pins!

    I reserve the right to drive myself crazy - not that I need help, but would be so grateful for your sharing this pattern with me. Thank you GrannyShep.

    Cindy


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    I have been looking for this pattern since i took a class in arizona 3 years ago. the class didn't provide information for finishing. I don't even have a photo to go buy to finish it. would love to have any help. thanks, Annette

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    Annette,

    First I would contact instructor but barring that, I have written
    directions from three different people. They are all done by
    hand and I have never found "real" directions for this quilt.

    I have found the quilt sizes to be one row under size stated.

    I only have 6 blocks sewn together but finished the rest be4
    Turkey Day confused by same issue. I will try to find them and figure out which directions are which and see if I have any answers. I think they were really short on finishing, like non
    existant.

    Don't despair, I know a woman who is working on her second
    GD quilt. She is in Arizona for the next few months but I can
    get directions from her when she comes home. Meanwhile
    maybe check out your size to see if you need more blocks to fit bed.

    I understand the block was designed by a guild member down there and they did a block exchange with a number of other groups. Anyhow, I won't forget, promise. Cindy

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    Dear Sprite,
    I am from
    scottsdale, Az and that is where I got the instruction class. The shop has since closed and have found prior shop ownner who is having health issues and has moved to michigan. I can follow a picture to get the blocks together. I was shocked that the instructor became "dumb" when we asked for a picture and instructions for finishing the blocks to complete the project.
    If you need some help, I have 25 blocks which are huge. Oh so lovely made of florals. I paid good money to take the class and am still wondering why the secrecy. It was a commercial pattern and I believe the instructor had the book , but would not tell the class anything about it. Annette

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    Those are great!

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    My GD quilt is waiting to be picked up again--the girls in our guild that finished their quilts framed each block and set them on point and also used the Betty Cotton method of quilting as you go. I asked for photos of the finished quilts but I think my friend forgot to email them---she's forgiven---she was anxiously awaiting the birth of her first grandchild and sewing before the due date.
    Our guild exchanged strip sets to make our quilts.
    I hope you finish yours--no matter how they are set they turn out gorgeous. Don't give up on it!! JS

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    Hey JS,

    Good to hear from you. Bless your little heart for telling me about the Quilting Board. Your blocks were the inspiration I believe for a number of quilts being made. Your colors are the best I have seen, so beautifully graduated from light lights to dark light and light dark to dark dark. Woof.

    Forever grateful,
    Mudsprite

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    Cindy, the method you are stating is indeed bargello. I have the dimensions of strips(i took notes) and method. I don't remember sewing into circles, but we did a lot of stitching and un stitching. I can share pix of the individual blocks if you would like. The illustration quilt was , I believe, set on point and I made enough for a generous queen quilt. Annette

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    Beautiful.

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    That's so pretty!

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    Ok, I have done some research and found Grandmother's Dream
    is in fact a published pattern. It is however, not the pattern you and I are discussing. I have been told by not less than three people that a gal in a guild, lets call her Betty, designed this block for a guild group exchange and the exchange went on and on through different groups. There is no published pattern.

    However [email protected] email or aprariehomequilts.com
    has one posted and will send destructions I am sure. Hope this helps and I thank you. I will PM again. Cindy

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    Absolutely Beautiful !!!!

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    Love your colors.

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    Pretty!! I love that pattern!!

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    Annette - check your PM for messages.

    Cindy

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    Those are fablous colors Stunning!!!!!!

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    That is so pretty! I love Autumn colors!

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    love the colors.

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    You still out there Annette? Would love to see your blocks.
    Hope the directions Granny Shep gave me were of help to you to put everything together!

    Cindy

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