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Old 04-02-2007, 08:56 AM
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Thsi is my first completed flower. Have lots started. It is English paper pieced with the card pull-outs from magazines and whip stitched together. You just sew the fabric on a cardboard template and take it out later, if you want. I've heard of people leaving the newspaper ones in place, even through the wash, but they seem to curl up.
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Old 04-02-2007, 09:50 AM
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Norah,
This pattern is on my "someday" list of "want-a-dos". Is this all hand pieced? It's going to be beautiful! Keep us updated on your progress.

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How's the new puppy doing? :D
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Good for you, Norah. This will become a treasure. I have to admit, this is NOT on my list of things to do. I met a woman in my guild who makes these tiny ones, if you ask me she is just nuts. :lol: The finished product is lovely, but I can't see me doing that.
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OOOH, I am envious. I found an Almost Grandmother's Flower Garden and think this might be the one I will eventually make. I am not confident I will ever make such a tedious quilt, but this looks a bit easier and perhaps will be something I can handle.

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http://www.mccallsquilting.com/golden/mg32_pattern/

Any comments on this version???

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Originally Posted by june6995
OOOH, I am envious. I found an Almost Grandmother's Flower Garden and think this might be the one I will eventually make. I am not confident I will ever make such a tedious quilt, but this looks a bit easier and perhaps will be something I can handle.

Here is the link .

http://www.mccallsquilting.com/golden/mg32_pattern/

Any comments on this version???

June

I'm with you I love the granmothers flower garden but I too will go the easier route with the almost flower garden.

your doing a great job and my hats off to you for such a big and beauitful undertaking
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Old 04-02-2007, 12:56 PM
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well ... now that everybody knows what they're supposed to really look like, might as well put mine back in the drawer.

just kidding. Norah ... it is gorgeous. i'm not really going to put mine in a drawer. you've just inspired me to pick it up and get my tuchus back to work.

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Old 04-02-2007, 02:09 PM
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I like that almost flower garden and would probably have done it if I had my druthers, but I inherited a bunch of these hexagons already cut out, and I like to have handwork to carry in my purse. It will take half of my life to get it done, and I might not finish it ever, but that is okay.
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Originally Posted by Norah
I like that almost flower garden and would probably have done it if I had my druthers, but I inherited a bunch of these hexagons already cut out, and I like to have handwork to carry in my purse. It will take half of my life to get it done, and I might not finish it ever, but that is okay.
The joy is in the work, not the completed product. Right?? It's beautiful and worth every minute of joy. Good going, it's not one I've wanted to tackle, but it's beautiful for sure.
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Old 04-02-2007, 07:10 PM
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That sure is pretty!

My Mom went all out and made her first baby quilt with the Grandmother's Garden pattern.

Unfortunatly, by the time she finished it - and the others that she made- the grandkids were no longer babies. I call them her toddler quilts.

Regardless of when they got them, they were appreciated by the parents and grandkid.
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I have done both the almost and real thing. I found a almost completed top in a antique/junk shop in Selma NC she was asking 50 dollars and all the other flowers were there too. Its on my someday list to finnish--Hope I live long enough to get my list done, as long as it is!
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