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    Hi! Have any of you ladies or gents made a large bedsize Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt, using English Paper Piecing? I am using 1 inch hexis. I'm wondering about how many flowers surrounded by white and green hexi's I might need. Please tell of your experiences. Did you do a traditional looking one or did you use modern fabrics? Thank you for your comments!
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    Congrats on this wonderful experience. I am in process of making one and I have no idea how many will be needed as I am using half inch hexies. If I were to do it over, I would have used one inch hexies or larger. I am glue basting mine as they are so small. My best advice is to have fun with them. I need to warn you, they are addicting. It makes for a nice on the go or watching TV project so hang in there and enjoy.
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    I've been working on my hexie quilt for quite a while, but I'm making it totally scrappy. I started off by just buying DDs that I thought were pretty. I'll work on it and then put it away. It's a lot harder working on it since we moved here though. The grandkids are here too often to leave the pieces out.
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    There's a hexagon group but I think it's been inactive for awhile...

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    You might want to check out the patterns on paperpieces.com to see if there is a pattern and modern take on hexagon quilts. https://www.paperpieces.com/hexie-kisses
    http://www.jessiefincham.com/2014/07...cs-week-2.html

    You can also check out Tula Pink's designs with EPP...she has done some beautiful stuff with modern fabrics.....
    http://100billionstars.com/2015/06/a...#comment-12891
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    Default Re: Grandmother's Flower Garden

    I'm working on an EPP quilt currently, but it's not the Grandmother's Flower Garden pattern. Why not check out Pinterest because there is a big variety in layouts and types of fabrics to achieve the look you want. Here's one board for example with many gorgeous photos:
    https://www.pinterest.com/search/pin...7513&term_meta[]=grandmother%27s%7Cautocomplete%7Cundefined&term_m eta[]=flower%7Cautocomplete%7Cundefined&term_meta[]=garden%7Cautocomplete%7Cundefined&term_meta[]=quilt%7Cautocomplete%7Cundefined

    And if you don't use Pinterest, just Google - images Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt. A load of beautiful work there, too.

    Good luck!

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    I think our member Swedish Leo had one almost completed. I'm not sure what size her hexis were, but she had a pretty complete quilt last time she posted pictures of her quilt. Maybe a private message to her would get an answer for you.

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    https://forum.missouriquiltco.com/at...1&d=1428831374

    Here is my Grandmother's Flower garden quilt

    The Hexies measure about 2 " finished in the quilt . so the paper hexie should have been 2.5" I think

    Hope this helps


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    Your quilt is beautiful!!! Thank you for the photo.
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    Default Re: Grandmother's Flower Garden

    I have been making one for years...
    I found inspiration on Pinterest. You can always make one row,
    and lay it out to see how long/wide you want the final quilt, then
    multiple the hexies used. The flowers are the easy part, putting it
    together is another thing.

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