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Thread: My Grandmother's Flower Garden

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    Senior Member sarahrachel's Avatar
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    Now some of you might have seen some of these flowers before, but I had it under something different, so this thread is going to be entirely devoted to this quilt's progress. My goal is to have it done by the time I graduate college, which leaves me 4 years to piece, quilt and bind it. Today I finished cutting all the flowers and leaves, I don't have the white muslin yet for the paths.

    my big flowers that are done
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    my 2 little flowers that are done so far
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    stack of big flowers pinned in groups and the pile of the one I'm currently working on
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    the stack of little flowers (1 ring)
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    and all the green hexis, that's right, all 480 of them plus 5 extra so I can switch one out if I want to
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    and my pattern, but not specifically this layout
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    its going to be beautiful looking forward to see the progress of this

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    Awesome

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    It going to be beautiful and your off to a great start. Can't wait to see each step as you go.

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    This is a beautiful project you have going...I love the grandma's flower garden pattern...takes a lot of patience to make it...

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    One of my favorite patterns...I don't think I can wait 4 years though. lol :)

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    That is going to be beautiful. I am half way through mine and it has taken a year. Just working on it when visiting my dad in the evenings and waiting for appointments.

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    oh, major good luck to you! i started mine when my children were in high school and thought for sure i'd have it done before i became a granny - no problem. 13 years later . . . now for sure i'll have it done before i'm a great-granny, right? lots and lots of hand sewing. that part is done, still working on hand quilting, occasionally!!!

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    thanks guys! and it's going to be a queen sized quilt as I want to do at least one of them in my lifetime, so I figured I'd do my favorite pattern. The finished hexi side is 1 9/16 (was aiming for about 1 1/2, but oh well!) so 1 flower is quite large and it doesn't take too many flowers to finish a row, which is good, because if they were the traditional 1 inch hexis, I would never get it done!

    This was started because it was hot out and the sewing area was too hot to work in so I figured this would just be something to work on while it's too hot in my room, but I'm hooked and can't stop sewing these together!

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    It will be pretty when finished.

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    very exciting, hoping my daughter will start a quilting group at her college!!! good luck and keep up the sewing!!

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    Your quilt plan is wonderful. I feel certain you will get it done, what a great goal.

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    Good for you.. I look forward to it, to inspire me to complete my Field of Diamonds (GFG variant) quilt which has been a ufo for a couple of years now.

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    and I have another flower done! I finished it last night, but the light wasn't good enough. And I'm waiting to finish all the flowers before I start attaching leaves because they're scrappy and I want each flower to look it's very best.

    And I've also realized that this quilt is going to have a lot of emotions quilted/sewn into it. As when I'm a little upset or mad or bored or happy, I just pick it up and sew everything into it. And I always feel better afterword :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by QM
    Good for you.. I look forward to it, to inspire me to complete my Field of Diamonds (GFG variant) quilt which has been a ufo for a couple of years now.
    I would love to see pictures of yours! This is my all time favorite pattern and I love just looking at pictures of them! Please share!!

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    Here are the two latest additions of flowers. The pink one was finished some time ago but I couldn't find my camera. But the orange one was done completely while I was at work during break (15 minutes a day). One of the older guys that serves as the janitor asked me what I was making and when I told him he said it was a good thing young people like me still like to do "lady-like" things. I smiled and laughed. He asks me every day how I'm doing with it.

    I had to get a close up of the one and only fussy cut in this quilt, and yes, you can see my stiches :(
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