Finally the Flower Garden Quilt Top

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
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morningdove2011
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
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pat on the green
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.
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
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morningdove2011
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
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pat on the green
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.
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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morningdove2011

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