Grandmother's Flower Garden

Grandmother's Flower Garden

Post by Cindy Borodk » Sun, 19 Nov 1995 04:00:00



Guess what!  My GFG is all together, sandwiched, basted and ready to
quilt.  <VERY BIG SMILE> :)

Now that it is ready to quilt I've dreamed up another ten projects that
I'd really love to start on.  How do you stay motivated to quilt all
those little hexagons once you start dreaming of your next project?  I've
promised myself that I'd quilt one flower a day.  That lasted one day.  I
could fold the whole thing up and let it join my Trip Around the World
(currently completed, basted and waiting to be hand quilted). <sigh>

Anyone else out there who can't seem to stay motivated to do the
quilting?  

NOTE:  My last project was a Christmas wall***.  I machine quilted it
- twice.  After doing it the first time I pulled out all of the stitching
cause I wasn't happy with it.  For *me* machine quilting isn't the answer.

Cindy

 
 
 

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Post by Wendy Stan » Tue, 21 Nov 1995 04:00:00


Me, ME ME !!!  I love the piecing, but the quilting... eh,
WendyS

: Anyone else out there who can't seem to stay motivated to do the
: quilting?  

: NOTE:  My last project was a Christmas wall***.  I machine quilted it
: - twice.  After doing it the first time I pulled out all of the stitching
: cause I wasn't happy with it.  For *me* machine quilting isn't the answer.

: Cindy

 
 
 

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Post by Marilyn Ro » Fri, 24 Nov 1995 04:00:00


I love the quilting better than the piecing, but a GFG is another story.
I started one when I was a kid and have added to it, but I don't think I
will ever finish it.  Quilting around all those hexagons would drive me
crazy. I might think up a different way to quilt it, though.  How about a
plain circle (drawn around a saucer or plate) in each row of "petals".
How about an over all stems, flowers, and leaves look, like making a
picture in thread on top of all the circles?  

Just my 2 cents, Marilyn

 
 
 

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Post by David Lewi » Sat, 25 Nov 1995 04:00:00


 I saw a wonderful Grandmother's flowere garden quilt yesterday at the KNitting
 and Stitching show in Harrogate, Uk.
It was made entirely of silk brocades, with the background in a shade of
taupe.  The groups of flowers were not placed regularly and were of different
sizes, in glowing colours.
Many of the fabrics looked Chinese.  It was absolutely beautiful.
Marie Lewis
 
 
 

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Post by Juli » Sat, 25 Nov 1995 04:00:00


I like the piecing better then the quilting  :)
I have been trying to figure a way out of going around each hex, and
I think you've got it !! I started a Little Flower...only 6 petals
instead of 6 & 12, because it's all scraps....  all surrounded by
muslin, because it mostly matches.......not much hope of finishing in
my lifetime, but I may make sections and sort of quilt as I
go....think it's possible?  For someone that prefers piecing, I think
staring down a whole top that needs quilting,...well, I'd be staring
for a long time.
What do you think?   Sections slipstitched together later?

Juli

 
 
 

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Post by Full Nam » Sat, 25 Nov 1995 04:00:00


Quote:
> Guess what!  My GFG is all together, sandwiched, basted and ready to
> quilt.  <VERY BIG SMILE> :)

> Now that it is ready to quilt I've dreamed up another ten projects that
> I'd really love to start on.  How do you stay motivated to quilt all
> those little hexagons once you start dreaming of your next project?  I've
> promised myself that I'd quilt one flower a day.  That lasted one day.  I
> could fold the whole thing up and let it join my Trip Around the World
> (currently completed, basted and waiting to be hand quilted). <sigh>

> Anyone else out there who can't seem to stay motivated to do the
> quilting?  

> NOTE:  My last project was a Christmas wall***.  I machine quilted it
> - twice.  After doing it the first time I pulled out all of the stitching
> cause I wasn't happy with it.  For *me* machine quilting isn't the answer.

> Cindy

Dear Cindy

Dont give up - this is supposed to be FUN!  Just quilt each "plate" and you
will be done before you know it.  I just finished one of antique plates and
had to learn how to paper piece to finish the pathways.  I came
out great and I hope whoever did the original plates can rest
easy that her GFG is done.

Jeanann in Florida

 
 
 

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Post by Bobbi Robe » Mon, 27 Nov 1995 04:00:00


I too recently started a GFG. Surprising for me since that is the only
pattern I really don't like. Mine is being made from scraps, and each
flower only has pne row of petals. So far it is coming out nice, but will
probably not be finished for years. I'm considering teaching my 6-year old
to quilt, and this will be the pattern I teach him. Maybe he'll finish it
for me.

Bobbi

 
 
 

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Post by Blis » Tue, 28 Nov 1995 04:00:00



Quote:

>I too recently started a GFG.

As I said in my post re: photo transfer - I'm doing *one* block for the
Vashon Island Community Quilt.  An old photo (circa 1916 of two women
sewing along the beach), surrounded by pieced GFG hexagon flowers
(center + row of 6 + row of 12).  It's been fun and easy - but I'd think *long*
and *hard* before tackling an entire GFG quilt!

btw...  on "Sewing With Nancy" today (PBS) she showed a neat trick for
making yo-yo's by machine.  But she said that yo-yo's are called
"Grandmother's Flower Garden"...?????

I guess you could make the GFG using yo-yo's, but wasn't the original
GFG made with hexagons?

Dyanne, Vashon Island, WA

"Being Polite is Acceptable Hypocrisy"