Grandmother's Flower Garden

Grandmother's Flower Garden

Post by VM » Tue, 14 Apr 1998 04:00:00



I am looking for a quicker way to piece Grandmother's Flower Garden
blocks other than the traditional hand-piecing methods.  Does anyone
know of any book or a pattern that gives a quick machine piecing methods
for these hexagons?
TIA,
Viv

 
 
 

Grandmother's Flower Garden

Post by Cindy Brow » Tue, 14 Apr 1998 04:00:00


There's one called "This is NOT your Grandmother's Flower Garden"  or
something like that...

I have only seen it in catalogs, so I don't know how it works...

Quote:

> I am looking for a quicker way to piece Grandmother's Flower Garden
> blocks other than the traditional hand-piecing methods.  Does anyone
> know of any book or a pattern that gives a quick machine piecing methods
> for these hexagons?
> TIA,
> Viv

--
Cindy Brown

The play seems out for an almost infinite run.
Don't mind a little thing like the actors fighting.
The only I worry about is the sun.
We'll be all right if nothing goes wrong with the lighting.
                                - Robert Frost

 
 
 

Grandmother's Flower Garden

Post by Laurence Kri » Wed, 15 Apr 1998 04:00:00


The name of the book is "Not Your Grandmother's Flower Garden"
and it is available from:
    Alicia's Attic

    1609 Mullins Dr.
    Plano, TX 75025-2866 USA
    (972) 517-7556
    (972) 517-7007 fax

There is a web-site at:

http://pw2.netcom.com/~cpbaker/alicias_attic.html

Hope this is what you are looking for.
Happy Stitching,
Janet  (just a suburb away from Alicia's Attic)



Quote:
>There's one called "This is NOT your Grandmother's Flower Garden"  or
>something like that...

>I have only seen it in catalogs, so I don't know how it works...


>> I am looking for a quicker way to piece Grandmother's Flower Garden
>> blocks other than the traditional hand-piecing methods.  Does anyone
>> know of any book or a pattern that gives a quick machine piecing methods
>> for these hexagons?
>> TIA,
>> Viv

>--
>Cindy Brown

>The play seems out for an almost infinite run.
>Don't mind a little thing like the actors fighting.
>The only I worry about is the sun.
>We'll be all right if nothing goes wrong with the lighting.
>                            - Robert Frost

 
 
 

Grandmother's Flower Garden

Post by VM » Wed, 15 Apr 1998 04:00:00


Thanks for suggesting the book, "Not Your Grandmother's Flower Garden".
Looks like it is exactly what I was looking for!
Thanks again and Happy Quilting!
Viv

Quote:

> The name of the book is "Not Your Grandmother's Flower Garden"
> and it is available from:
>     Alicia's Attic

>     1609 Mullins Dr.
>     Plano, TX 75025-2866 USA
>     (972) 517-7556
>     (972) 517-7007 fax

> There is a web-site at:

> http://pw2.netcom.com/~cpbaker/alicias_attic.html

> Hope this is what you are looking for.
> Happy Stitching,
> Janet  (just a suburb away from Alicia's Attic)

 
 
 

Grandmother's Flower Garden

Post by Jean Sand » Wed, 15 Apr 1998 04:00:00


No I don't, but I am making one the old fashioned way - English Paper
Piecing - and I must say, so far its a lot of fun!  It is a great car/travel
quilt.  You can get hours of work done with the least amount of fabric bulk
to bring with you.  That said, that also means it takes a long long time to
finish a quilt!  So far I have finished 5  flowers.  I have yet to buy the
background fabric, an will not need to for at least another couple of
months.  I ran into a woman from England at Guild last month and we were
both working on the GFG.  We exchanged notes and pros and cons to our chosen
method of constuction.  She said she had  been working on the quilt of this
type for years.  She does finish them eventually and and loves like me to
travel with them.

Jean
Atlanta

Quote:

> I am looking for a quicker way to piece Grandmother's Flower Garden
> blocks other than the traditional hand-piecing methods.  Does anyone
> know of any book or a pattern that gives a quick machine piecing methods
> for these hexagons?
> TIA,
> Viv

 
 
 

Grandmother's Flower Garden

Post by EAmstu » Sat, 18 Apr 1998 04:00:00


 Jean Sands  writes:

Quote:
>No I don't, but I am making one the old fashioned way - English Paper
>Piecing - and I must say, so far its a lot of fun!  It is a great car/travel
>quilt.   (snip)

I'm doing, and have been doing, a Seven Sisters quilt this way.  The other day
DH asked me when I was going to finish it.  Am not sure that I am anxious to
finish it just because it is great to pick up, even while talking on the phone,
and to take in the car as Jean pointed out.  Soooo - I may be working on the
biggest Seven Sisters quilt ever!!

Ellen in Sandusky, OH

 
 
 

Grandmother's Flower Garden

Post by KatQuil » Sat, 18 Apr 1998 04:00:00


Hi, everyone....

I would like to share with you all my thoughts on English Paper piecing of the
GFG pattern.

This is  not a project to tackle for immediate gratification.   I can tell you,
however, it cannot be beat for a soothing, relaxing, meditative type of project
which is ideal to pick up when you need TLC, comforting and solace.

It certainly helped me stay alive....

PIECE,
Kathy Riley
Holbrook, NY

 
 
 

Grandmother's Flower Garden

Post by Connie Davi » Wed, 22 Apr 1998 04:00:00


Just want to say that my mother was undergoing radium therapy for cancer of
the neck and shoulder. She would NOT leave home before she had completed a
double row of GFG, she told everyone that she couldn't die yet because the
quilt wasn't finished. She achieved the completion of A KING SIZE QUILT in
the 6 weeks of her treatment despite the pain and discomfort of her
treatment. Unfortunately the treatment did other things to her and she is
no longer able to quilt but I am so proud of her. She is fine and in
remission from this second fight with cancer and if ever I should receive
this magnificent work of art then I will remember what a sacrifice she made
in getting her last quilt completed. Connie.



Quote:
> Hi, everyone....

> I would like to share with you all my thoughts on English Paper piecing
of the
> GFG pattern.

> This is  not a project to tackle for immediate gratification.   I can
tell you,
> however, it cannot be beat for a soothing, relaxing, meditative type of
project
> which is ideal to pick up when you need TLC, comforting and solace.

> It certainly helped me stay alive....

> PIECE,
> Kathy Riley
> Holbrook, NY

 
 
 

Grandmother's Flower Garden

Post by KatQuil » Wed, 22 Apr 1998 04:00:00


Dear Connie...

Your Mom is to be commended for her courage and determination.

There is nothing like hand work to soothe the spirit.  In the years after the
death of my son, my GFG top kept me alive and gave me a reason to get out of
bed in the  morning.

I can proudly say that this quilt will be in the Paducah show that I am off to
see tomorrow morning....a fitting tribute to my son.

Love,
Kathy Riley
Holbrook, NY