Finally the Flower Garden Quilt Top

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     This quilt top is from "The Quilter Magazine" year 2013.   I have alre
ady cut out the 30 sets of pieces that make up the quilt top.  Yesterday I  
started sewing the blocks to gather.  This is a challenge for me because th
ere are 12 half squares in each block, two different sizes.  Progress is sl
ow as I only sewed 4 blocks which took me all afternoon. I tie all my strin
gs by hand which is why it took so long.  Will keep you all posted on my pr
ogress.  I graphed this out to make it 11 inch block instead of a 6 inch. A
lso changing the leaf to make it larger.  One thing I learned is when you c
hange something it effects most of the other pieces.
                             Sandy$ in Idaho

Re: Finally the Flower Garden Quilt Top
On 04/08/2014 15:55, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:
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It's me again - trying to save you any potential problem.
It is as well to make up one block in its entirety, before you cut all  
the fabric into pieces for the whole quilt - especially as you have  
changed from the original size.
You might find it irritating to make up one block first - but you would  
be even more annoyed if there was some small thing which didn't quite  
work and you had cut all the fabric.
When you hear these little tips, you needn't ask where I/we got the  
caution from >gg<

Pat on the green

Re: Finally the Flower Garden Quilt Top
On Monday, August 4, 2014 8:55:32 AM UTC-6, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:
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 cut out the 30 sets of pieces that make up the quilt top.  Yesterday I sta
rted sewing the blocks to gather.  This is a challenge for me because there
 are 12 half squares in each block, two different sizes.  Progress is slow  
as I only sewed 4 blocks which took me all afternoon. I tie all my strings  
by hand which is why it took so long.  Will keep you all posted on my progr
ess.  I graphed this out to make it 11 inch block instead of a 6 inch. Also
 changing the leaf to make it larger.  One thing I learned is when you chan
ge something it effects most of the other pieces.
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Hello Pat,
    In fact I made two blocks ahead of time, so am good to go.  I see you h
ave had a lot of quilting experience.  I have been quilting now for 8 years
  and even though I had a guide book have made plenty of mistakes trying to
 make short cuts.  Am sure you know all about trial and error.  Laughing at
 myself here.
                Sandy$ in Idaho

Re: Finally the Flower Garden Quilt Top
On 05/08/2014 15:54, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:
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I hope to goodness I didn't sound patronising.  That would be furthest  
from my mind; but I do hate to see folk wasting fabric - and their time  
- when simple precautions would create a smooth path forward.
I'm delighted to hear that you did make up a couple of preliminary blocks.

Pat on the green

Re: Finally the Flower Garden Quilt Top
On Monday, August 4, 2014 8:55:32 AM UTC-6, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:
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 cut out the 30 sets of pieces that make up the quilt top.  Yesterday I sta
rted sewing the blocks to gather.  This is a challenge for me because there
 are 12 half squares in each block, two different sizes.  Progress is slow  
as I only sewed 4 blocks which took me all afternoon. I tie all my strings  
by hand which is why it took so long.  Will keep you all posted on my progr
ess.  I graphed this out to make it 11 inch block instead of a 6 inch. Also
 changing the leaf to make it larger.  One thing I learned is when you chan
ge something it effects most of the other pieces.
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Hello Pat,
     I am glad you are looking out for me quilting wise.  It is good to get
 ideas and thoughts from others more experienced than me.  I appreciate you
 thoughts. Thank you.
                            Sandy$ in Idaho
                          


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