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Thread: Norah's Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt

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    Got it pieced, but now have to quilt it. Took 6 months all by hand. It is for my mother. Twin sized. It is English paper pieced.
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    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! What fine work! Your mom is going to be so pleased. Can you make me one next?!! :D

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    That is beautiful! Wow! All by hand?? I'm very impressed! Your mom will love it!

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    SO beautiful! I just love traditional quilts.

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    i am breathless :shock:
    this is the kind of quilt i want to make when i grow up.
    love, love, love it :!: :wink: :!:

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    Norah, it is absoulutely wonderful! Your mom will be so pleased to receive this! Love it Love it Love it! :D :D :D

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    A friend of mine has dozens of this pattern cut out (just the pieces!) from her mother or grandmother (this friend is in her 70's!!) and none of us can tell her how to finish the quilt... she wants to sew it on the machine if possible - but will settle for hand stitching... hey! maybe I'll offer to work on it for her (hand stitching) and sew on it a bit at a time... can anyone help???

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    Really nice!

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    What a wonderful work of art. Beautiful!


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    Gorgeous!!! Wonderful job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by reva
    A friend of mine has dozens of this pattern cut out (just the pieces!) from her mother or grandmother (this friend is in her 70's!!) and none of us can tell her how to finish the quilt... she wants to sew it on the machine if possible - but will settle for hand stitching... hey! maybe I'll offer to work on it for her (hand stitching) and sew on it a bit at a time... can anyone help???
    sounds to me like an excellent excuse for a few/several friends to gather for a group stitch-fest. :P

    Noraaaaaaahhhhh .... omigosh!!! faaaaaaaaaaaaaantastic!!!!!!!!!!! :P

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    What a beautiful treasure. Beautiful job.............

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    Norah, that is so pretty! I have a friend that has been making one of these (by hand) ....I must print a pic of yours to show her!

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    ok I could go look this up I know.....but what is the difference between "english" paper piecing and regular paper piecing? Inquiring minds want to know! LOL

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    I know from things I have read that they once left the papers inside, more like usiing freezer paper. Paper piecing now is more sewing on the dotted line and tearing away?

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    That's a treasure in the making Norah. It's incredibly pretty! Wow, 6 months just to piece it. You have a lot of patience my friend. :) Soooooo pretty!!!

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    Oh Norah that is just beautiful.. Your Mom is going to be so thrilled to receive it.
    Hey I'm a mom too, just in case you feel like making another mom quilt.
    hehe :lol: :lol: :lol:


    LOVE THE QUILT


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    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.

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    Norah, you busy woman........BY HAND???? It is the most gorgeous wonderful quilt top! You do wonderful work, Norah, wonderful!!!

    Love ya,
    Sharon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Country Quilter
    ok I could go look this up I know.....but what is the difference between "english" paper piecing and regular paper piecing? Inquiring minds want to know! LOL
    English Paper Piecing is done on the wrong side of the road.

    tim (who had a hard time in London) in san jose

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    Tim, I can just imagine you driving in London. I would be forced to dive for the nearest safe spot, if there is one with you driving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norah
    Tim, I can just imagine you driving in London. I would be forced to dive for the nearest safe spot, if there is one with you driving.

    Driving?!!!! I was just trying to cross the street.

    Until you do it, you don't realize you have to look the wrong way to avoid being run over like a discarded fish and chips wrapper.

    tim in somewhat sane san jose

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    Norah, isn't all paper piecing from England originally? I thought that was why we called it English Paper Piecing. LOL
    I read about it somewhere. There is a difference. It obviously did not impress me or I would have remembered.

    tim in san jose

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    LOL Well, don't we have a bunch of cards. Okay, I think the other paper piecing is newer, and the English always do everything proper, so we have to call it ENGLIISH paper piecing to distinguish the two. Just my theory.

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    OK, here goes...
    English Paper piecing you cut out the little pieces of paper, use them to cut out the fabric oversized, sew 1/4 edges to these pieces, then sew the whole thing together.


    http://www.ciaspalette.com/patterns/06/englishhexagons.html

    Too much work.

    tim in san jose

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