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Thread: Grandmother's Flower Garden - a family project

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    Grandmother's Flower Garden - a family project

    Here is the quilt me and my 3 sisters made for our mother. My sisters are not quilters but they were happy to learn how to sew hexy flowers. And they LOVE it! We stitched together the top and I quilted it.
    Since most of the time I stitch alone, in my house, sharing this with my sisters was a fantastic experience.

    There are about 3400 '' hexagons; the quilt measure about 65x75.

    With large seam allowances under the seams (I used squares to make the hexagons)+ cotton batting, the quilt weights a lot. I would have loved to use other type of batting.

    What batting do you use for such a quilt ?
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    beautiful..

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    So Beautiful- I'm working on a hexy quilt so I know all the work that goes into it! The quilting is perfect!

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    Wow - Just beautiful, great job and thank you for sharing, what a treasure for your mom
    Have a Blessed day
    Ellen

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    wow, amazing quilt and i love the quilting.
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    just beautiful and beautiful quilting!!!!
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    So much time and patience, beautifully done
    A Quilters fun is never done!

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    very, very pretty
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    Absolutely stunning

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    wow fantastic

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    So beautiful!! What fun for you and your sisters! Are you planning another project together? Can't imagine her heart felt joy when she discovers it was made by her daughters. A gift to treasure!!

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    What a great thing for sisters to do together! It is absolutely beautiful and I'm sure it is well loved by your mother. I have never made a GFG so have no idea about batting. Great job!

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    That is the most gorgeous and labour intensive quilt I have seen in quite a while. What a wonderful gift for your mother and a great time of sharing something you love with your sisters. Aren't sister the best?

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    I absolutely love you GFG. The colors are great, the quilting is beautiful and an overall great job. Your mom will love it. and it will be so warm.
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    OMG what a gorgeous work of love. I am sure your mother will love it, and be proud of the great effort you and your sisters have made in stitching it.

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    Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    wow wow wow

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    Breath-takingly gorgeous!
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    That looks beautiful!!
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    Great job! A heirloom for generations for sure.
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    Beautiful heirloom quilt with a wonderful story attached. Your mother will be so proud of her daughters!!!! This quilt will live thru many generations. Gorgeous quilting Geta!!!
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    I think your quilt is one of the most beautifully done grandmothers flower garden quilts I've ever seen -- your mom is going to LOVE it! How many hours spent on the long arm machine to do the quilting? It's fabulous!

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    Absolutely beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebbE View Post
    I think your quilt is one of the most beautifully done grandmothers flower garden quilts I've ever seen -- your mom is going to LOVE it! How many hours spent on the long arm machine to do the quilting? It's fabulous!
    Thank you for the kind comments.

    I quilted it in 3 days, on my industrial machine. The flower design is a lot of fun, but the pebbling takes a lot of time and it is so boring!

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    Love it. One day I'll make one. I love the way you quilted it

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