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Thread: I did it!

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    Super Member ginnie6's Avatar
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    I went to a guild meeting last night. It was a hectic afternoon and I forgot to bring needles and stuff with me like they said in the email. It was ok though. They were more than willing to share and look what we made last night! These could get addictive I'm afraid......I've already found me a clear plastic container to set up a kit to take with me. And my application and dues are in the mail. I planned on joining last night but wouldn't you know it the atm was down and I didn't have time to go to another one before the meeting and of course I didn't have the checkbook. There were a LOT of people there last night. They said they made 97 of the little kits they gave out for the hexagon and they used all of them. There are usually about 80 at the meetings they said. I've tossed the idea about joining around for a year now and hopefully this will be something I enjoy.
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    Yea!! Have a blast. :-)

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    I'm glad you found such a welcoming group!
    Is the flower hand pieced? Do you plan to make more? What size is each hexagon? I have found hexagons of about 2" are easy enough to machine piece -- just mark where the seams will cross and stop right there.

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    Way to go ginnie2!!! Beautiful flower, and yes, they are addictive!! Have fun!

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    Super Member ginnie6's Avatar
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    yes its hand pieced and just under 2"....I think I will make more. It will be something I can take with me when I have to wait or when riding.

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    Congratulations! I love my guild, meetings, people, activities, and location, and..... Can you tell I love my guild?

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    Is there a tutorial on making these? They look very fun, and make a beautiful quilt.

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    You will enjoy the guild, I am sure. I have been a member of ours for 23 years this month. And you meet so many nice people, too. I think all of my local friends are quilters!

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    I began these English paper-piecing Grandma's flower garden pieces a couple years ago - fun take-along project.
    One 'trick' I learned at a meeting is to punch a small hole w/ hole paper punch in middle of each paper & use short straight pin through hole to keep fabric in place while hand-sewing.
    Also, until each petal is sewn to another on all sides, do not remove the cardboard form. Maybe you already knew this, but just in case...

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    Super Member ginnie6's Avatar
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    the pattern came from here and they had permission to share it
    www.ciaspalette.com/categories/ideas/html

    there's supposed to be a tutorial on there too the paper I got says.

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    Good work!

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    looks like you're enjoying the guild already. Isn't it fun to be with quilters & talk shop.

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    Congrats. Lovely flower

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    Great. I love purple

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    use short straight pin through hole to keep fabric in place while hand-sewing.

    I don't understand what this is about, can someone please explain.

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    http://sunshinescreations.vintagethr...r-piecing.html

    There are many sites with instructions. This one is pretty nice. Google grandmothers flower garden tutoral. You will come up with many

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    Sounds like a great group and I love the piece that you made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by julia58
    use short straight pin through hole to keep fabric in place while hand-sewing.

    I don't understand what this is about, can someone please explain.
    when you start sewing/basting the fabric around the paper put a pin thru the paper and fabric to hold them together and still.

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    That is super..and the guild is a great time to get out and share ideas and have fun!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ginnie6
    Quote Originally Posted by julia58
    use short straight pin through hole to keep fabric in place while hand-sewing.

    I don't understand what this is about, can someone please explain.
    when you start sewing/basting the fabric around the paper put a pin thru the paper and fabric to hold them together and still.
    Oh Oh, I still don't get it - -could someone please post a picture?

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    good job, enjoy your guild

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    I made a small EPP wall hanging. But, I've said many times that if I knew how to do this when my kids were young and in sports; I'd have several full size quilts around!

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    Junior Member Sue Fors's Avatar
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    YOu can buy bags of the hexagons. They come in all different sizes, and are reusable.

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    Congratulations. Welcome to English pieced patchwork. It is nice and easy to do and grows very quickly. It is also useful to use this method when you are creating blocks that have a lot of very tiny pieces in them.

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    sure is pretty, and the guild sounds like a good one!

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