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Thread: Norah's Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt

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    Member share54's Avatar
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    Oct 2007
    Central Georgia
    I too have wanted to make a successful "Grandma's flower Garden" quilt and have tried to cut them out by a cardboard template and have quite a few sewn together but can't seem to get an attractive pattern from them going. Have alot more to do to get to the finished product. Is there a better way for me to cut them out? Plastic template? How do you paper-piece, or english paper piece?

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    Member Marcella's Avatar
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    Seattle, Washington
    Quote Originally Posted by Norah
    Thank you all for the wonderful compliments. I am flattered.
    English paper piecing - one makes many patterns the size of the finished piece, in this case a hexagon, sew the fabric to the paper, folding back the edges so that there is 1/4" on the back. Whip stitch all of these together and take out the paper if you like. I take them out and reuse them. I also leave them in one the outside row until I join something there. This method insures that your pattern stays squared up, no pattern warping.
    Lots of work, but you can carry a days work in a sandwich bag.

    Norah, that is a real gem! It looks like millefleurs enamel work. It sparkles! It was a real labour of love, eh?

    A person (like me) would love to try one, but Oh My! It is daunting prospect!

    (That is a very tall person holding up the quilt in the completed picture, I think!) http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/3951.page

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    just love them.....

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    That is so pretty. It looks time-consuming to me. But traditional and so beautiful.

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