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Thread: Grandmother's Flower Garden top FINALLY finished!!!!

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    Grandmother's Flower Garden top FINALLY finished!!!!

    Well, it's only taken me a little under 3 years to finish the top working on it on and off. The entire thing is hand sewn and there are a total of 1,132 hexagons that I have sewn around twice. The finished size is 112 1/4 by 92 inches, so a queen with a pillow tuck. I will be hand quilting it in the traditional method starting this winter, but since I still have to piece the back together and baste it I will still be working on it.

    Thanks for looking!!
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    Last edited by sarahrachel; 07-16-2014 at 04:57 AM.
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    This is sew pretty, and well worth the time it took to make.

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    Beautiful! Quite an accomplishment, you should be very proud!!

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    Gorgeous! Wish I had your clothesline.

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    That quilt is gorgeous! You must be so proud! Please post a pic when it is completed

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    Amazing. I like that you did a couple of blocks different.
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    It looks great!!
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    absolutely beautiful quilt! careful stretching the edge, as a quilter it makes us cringe

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    Beautiful top and you have a right to be so proud.

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    Lots of handwork, so nicely done!
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    It's Beautiful! Congrats on finishing the top. I'm working on one but it will take quite a while. Good Job.

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    Beautiful! You have much more patience that I do--and this quilt is your reward.
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    this is so beautiful! i have only made a handful of these little hexies and i would love someday to have the patience to make a whole quilt. you are amazing and this is going to be a treasure forever. please share pics when you get it quilted! it is going to be beautiful!
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    This quilt is a true work of art. You did an amazing job. I have a grandma's flower garden that my Mother made. It too is a treasure. I made one block at a quilting class one time. I would love to make a quilt. My Mother's is completely hand done. Thank you for posting yours. I love it.

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    Beautiful! Such a classic!
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    Beautiful work. I admire your skill.

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    very nice......

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    It is beautiful and you sure have a lot of patience to do this! Will look forward to seeing it when it is finished - great job!

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    lovely it .....I just started one of these....
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    Beautiful. I would not have the patience to make one.
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    Its beautiful !!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by donna873 View Post
    absolutely beautiful quilt! careful stretching the edge, as a quilter it makes us cringe
    I know! I hung it up, snapped the pictures and took it back down again. There wasn't anywhere to display it inside so the clothes line it was. All in all, I don't think it was hanging there for more than 5 minutes though.
    It's not a mistake, it's an unconscious decision to change the pattern.

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    Beautiful! I admire those of you that have the patience for all that handwork!!

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    wow, that's awesome. but i wish you hadn't told me how many hexies LOL because it may scare me from starting one
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    Absolutely beautiful. Well worth the time and work you put into it.

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