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Thread: Started grandmothers flower garden

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    I want to get as organized as you! Love all the colors and looks like a fun project.

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    What a neat way to organize your project. I'll have to book mark this so I can find it when I plan something with tiny pieces. Thanks for sharing.

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    it will be beautiful! MEANTIME I think you should post how you organize ALL your supplies,--you look like you truly have a gift! YES,I'm VERY organizationally chalenged! LOL!!

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    Oh my gosh, I am working on that right now. I will have to take photos and share. I wasn't going to share yet until I was done. But it is so cool that someone else is doing it too. I love the way you have it organized. I have mine in a tin I bought but yours is so neat. Awesome. Now how to figure out how to share photos, it will be my first attempt.

    some blocks to add
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    still working it, I am making a lap size
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    The quilt idea all started with letters my honey wrote me. Then I was taking an English paper piecing class. Then I was in Hancock Fabrics and ran across a fabric that had envelopes with little hearts. A quilt was born.

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    I really want to make one as well - tell us more about your organizing box - I could put it in the car and work on it in the school pick up line

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    here are some of the blocks with the envelopes in it and some of the backing fabrics.

    this is some of the backing fabrics
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    Looks like you are well prepared for the next 195 flowers. It will be beautiful. As others have already expressed, I am impressed by how well organized your have this project.

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    I started one over ten years ago and still working on it. Hope to get it done before I die!! LOL

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    I started one over ten years ago and still working on it. Hope to get it done before I die!! LOL

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    I love the fabric, I got mine out to work on this winter too...are you using the plastic templates? I am and it sure keeps things sharp...

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    What organization!!! It will be beautiful!

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    You are so well organized, Probably wont take you long to make it.

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    Thanks for all the compliments on my flower. I bought the box from Joann fabrics. I can't close the lid, but it doesn't go very far from my chair. I am sure that I won't finish any time soon, one reply said that her's wasnt done after 19 years. I will give myself a 10 year time limit, lol. ;)

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    I bought the container for joanns, it don't have anything to store the finished flowers. I cant decide what white fabric I want to us. I like that yours is in different shades of one color, maybe in ten years I will do another one in one color.
    Quote Originally Posted by cyniree
    Oh my gosh, I am working on that right now. I will have to take photos and share. I wasn't going to share yet until I was done. But it is so cool that someone else is doing it too. I love the way you have it organized. I have mine in a tin I bought but yours is so neat. Awesome. Now how to figure out how to share photos, it will be my first attempt.

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    Keep us posted as to how you are doing. They are beautiful quilts.

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    I had some plastic templates, but can't decide if I like them. I decided to use the plastic for my yellow centers. I have some more paper one's coming in the mail any day now.
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    I love the fabric, I got mine out to work on this winter too...are you using the plastic templates? I am and it sure keeps things sharp...

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    Keep the pics coming as you progress.

    I called mine "my moving quilt" as I began to hand piece it as we began the process of boxing up our house & my daycare business in California for a move to Arizona. We ended up in a rental for 6 months before the house we were buying was ready to close & it kept me sane w/the whole thing. I had some green print fabric that was given to me many years ago after a friend of my mother's died that ended up being perfect for the different set of this quilt. Other than that it was all scraps from my kids clothing and garment sewing days and finished out at 108"x108". Used cardboard templates, stored cut pieces in a see-thru plastic shoe box, and kept the finished flowers in an unused pizza box. From beginning to hand-quilting end it took 2 years - & I made 2 king-sized shams to match.
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    I'm inpressed with you fabric setup for this project. Can you tell me what size your sqs. are for what size hex. I'm going to be traveling and if I could set up something like you have it would be so much easier then just scraps in a bag and cutting as I go. Thanks

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    Wow-Cyniree-I love your story of how your's got started-and it's the first I've seen in one color-way-it's beautiful! Also, Auntjo, I think yours is amazing-very old fashioned looking-I made a quilt for a lady who just lost her husband that had the english paper pieced flowers (and it was my first attempt at it) but only surrounding a central appliqued panel. I loved the process (I love hand-needle work!) and promised myself I would do it again-so far too many other patterns got in the way-but I sure want to do it now that I saw both of yours! Thanks to all 3 of you for the inspiration!

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    Actually, I remember as a kid making a similar type of pattern out of yo-yo's from fabric sample's my Uncle sent from his job in New York. He was a fabric buyer for a department store in the 50's & 60's (can't remember which one), but he used to send BOXES of the samples and I LOVED sitting there with my cardboard circle, drawing around it and cutting them out, then sewing around the circle and gathering them. I had hundreds in a big round had box (from my mom) waiting until SHE said I had enough to make a blanket (backed with flannel). Never had enough! I carted that hat box with me for about 50 years-even to Vanutu. It was stored in our container there for 20 years and when we cleaned it out to move back here last year, they were all mouldy and I had to throw them out!! I was so upset!

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    Your off to a great start. Love your fabric choices. Please show us the finished quilt.

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    No cob web in your brain - you are so organized. Colors are beautiful. Can't wait to see is finished.

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    Geez..... if you would gift me that box, i could get started immediately. Are you always this organized? I've wanted to get started on one of these quilts as a "do-in-the-car" project but I've never gotten around to making the template. Any suggestions?

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    It is going to be gorgeous!!!!! Are you going to keep the yellow centers in all of them? My great grandmother had one. I hope to someday inherit it! I LOVE this pattern!!!!!!! :thumbup:

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